Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Little Sister Wants To Help

What do you do with a younger sibling while your toddler cooks? In this house Audrey's little sister gets to spend time in the kitchen with us. Most of the time she is playing with spoons, chasing her toys, or chewing a teething biscuit. We have always wanted Maurene to feel just as included as Audrey so she is invited into the kitchen during most of our lessons. Of course things will get more difficult when she is old enough to want to help but not old enough to be able to complete many of the tasks. At that time we will find ways she can help such as bringing us supplies, cutting up play dough, or setting the table. Younger siblings need to feel included as well.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Update, Photo of Pampered Chef Grater

This is the rotary cheese grater I was speaking of in the tip for March 30. No knuckle scrapping allowed. You put the veggies inside and the child would turn the handle for perfectly shredded veggies.

Tip of the Day March 30

I came across a tip today using a hand-held cheese grater to assist children in shredding veggies. This sounds like a wonderful tip but I am hesitant to endorse it for one reason. This is the size of my kitchen:


 
We are trying to limit the number of items lurking in those drawers and cabinets so that when we go looking for something we can find it. If I am able to borrow one of these graters I will let you know how they do. We are also keen to hear what our readers think. Have any of you tried this method?

Monday, March 29, 2010

Tip of the Day March 29

Here is another great source for slow cooker recipes. There is a wide variety of recipes to suite any need. Audrey and I make her yogurt using a recipe from this site. She helps me measure and pour the milk in the pot and then pushes the button to turn the cooker on. It does not take much for little ones to get a great sense of accomplishment. She also likes to push the buttons on the dishwasher and the washing machine. So have your toddler help you make a slow cooker recipe. And then, she can push the button on the dishwasher.

It's Chicken!

Somehow we never got around to making cake. Such is cooking with a toddler. This weekend was full of family and friends and food. We did, finally, cook together this evening making one of Audrey's favorite meals. Because her father was playing with the camera we got artistic looking shots instead of our usual basics. Here is the guideline for Oven Baked Chicken adapted from Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook:

  • Chicken (skinless)
  • Butter, enough to cover
  • Breadcrumbs, to coat
  • Italian seasoning
Brush butter on chicken and then coat with breadcrumbs and Italian seasoning. Cook in a 350°F oven for 45 minutes to an hour or until done.

Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Brush butter on chicken
  2. Pour breadcrumbs over chicken
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Place chicken in oven
This is one of the easiest meals to fix with toddlers. I recommend a pastry brush for the butter and then let her pick up the bread crumbs with her hand. Audrey is getting really good at this meal. Pretty soon she will be able to help with gathering ingredients and she will just need me for the oven placement. 

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Tip of the Day March 28

If you have the room, make a place for your toddler's kitchen tools. Put a small storage box in a low cabinet or drawer and let her grab the tools you will use to cook. Audrey loves to use a spatula and when I ask her to get one she can grab the correct tool. This not only teaches them about the different tools but also gives them a sense of self worth by being able to do something all by themselves.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tip of the Day March 27

I found this Daily Buzz about ramekins on Foodbuzz and wanted to share. We use the idea of individual servings a lot with Audrey and she loves it. It makes children feel special to see a small meal made just their size. Usually I will half a recipe and cook everyone a single serving. This is easy to do on Allrecipes.com because they have a tool to adjust the serving size. Also, you do not have to purchase special ramekins, most ceramic mugs are oven safe (as long as you are not using the broiler.)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Tip of the Day March 26

The easiest recipes for toddlers to help you with are for your crock pot. Audrey loves to help measure and pour ingredients into the pot and then push the button to turn it on. We try to use our crock pot several times a week. Our favorite cookbook is called Biggest Book of Slow Cooker Recipes by Better Homes and Gardens. Or use your machine to make yogurt on a Saturday afternoon while you clean house. Your toddler will love to help you measure the milk, pour it in the pot, set the timer, and watch it change. It is fun to see milk become yogurt when you are a toddler. Heck, it is fun at any age.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lemon Chicken failure

Lemon Chicken did not happen yesterday. We had a meltdown, Audrey and I, at naptime and did not recover before dinner.

Tip of the Day March 25

This is not so much a tip as a glowing review of Rachel Ray's Cooking Rocks! Rachael Ray 30-Minute Meals for Kids. Audrey and I received a few cookbooks for Christmas and although we like them all, this is our love. Please try the Chicken Toes menu. So easy even a two-year-old can make it.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tip of the Day March 24

When you are feeling tired and do not want to cook, invited your toddler into the kitchen to make dinner. She will have enough energy and inspiration for you both. Audrey told me recently that the reason dinner was good was, "Because I made it." I had to laugh. Maybe she is correct. When I announce that it is time to make dinner Audrey grabs her apron and heads for the refrigerator or the pantry. She will remove a random item and state that is what we are making. Next time I should listen to her and post what we have.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tip of the Day March 23

Here is a great website that sums up a few of the tips I have learned working with Audrey. And remember, always try to have fun.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Mexican Pizza

Audrey helped me with my pantry challenge by cooking dinner with me. We made food processor pizza crust from the The Complete Tightwad Gazette and used a recipe we found at Allrecipes.com for Mexican Pizza. I commented that the pizza was good and Audrey said, "because I made it!" Here is a picture:

Tip of the Day March 22

Sometimes helping in the kitchen simply means setting the table or setting up condiments. Judge the age and ability of your child but do not leave her out of the meal time prep just because she is not old enough to cook with you. Audrey's younger sister sits with us during kitchen time and plays with spoons or plastic containers. When she is old enough to walk she will be asked to take silverware to the table. Take advantage of the years in which she does want to help, there will be plenty in which she does not.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Tip of the Day March 21

Don't Panic! This was on one of my favorite books when I was younger. It applies to cooking with toddlers. Sometimes you end up with egg on the floor and you have to start from scratch. Very little cannot be fixed. Do not grab your toddler, yell at her, or get mad yourself. If you stay calm (and keep an extra pizza in the freezer) you can work through anything.

Lemon Chicken

Audrey will be helping make the regular evening meal Wednesday. We will be having a baked chicken that should be simple to prepare. Here is the recipe. I would love to hear other reviews.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Black Bean Brownies

Yummy black bean brownies.
The brownies are amazing! Audrey's daddy says they are not sweet enough or just do not taste right but he saw Audrey making them and was put off by the black beans. We altered the original recipe to add 1 teaspoon baking powder to make them a little more cake-like. Maybe next time we will leave it out to see how they are. Please give this recipe a try, you will not be disappointed. And check out Allrecipes.com for other great ideas. We love finding new recipes to cook.
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x8 square baking dish. Combine the black beans, eggs, oil, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract and sugar in a blender; blend until smooth; pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the mixture. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30 minutes. 

Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Crack the eggs (saw that coming didn't you?)
  2. pour all ingredients into the food processor
  3. help pour mix into pan

Mom's Tasks:
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. help pour mix into pan
  3. place brownies in oven
Really, I cannot say enough. Audrey and I devoured our brownies after dinner. I did not take any shots of Audrey this time because you have seen her using her food processor on many occasions. This was no different. She is going to grow up thinking everyone cooks with a food processor at almost every meal. Poor child. 

We are linking this post up with Toddler Talk Thursday because we love it so! And we have been watching and waiting for a topic would could submit a link for!

Tip of the Day March 20

Make cooking fun with a special apron. Audrey and Maurene have hand made aprons just for them. If you are not crafty and do not have some one to make your child her own apron, there are so many out there you can purchase. Curious Chef has one that comes with a kit of utensils made just for young chefs. This is not necessary but it sure makes your toddler feel special. We recently went to visit my parents and Audrey's cousins for a few days during Audrey's cooking time. I forgot to bring her apron and she really missed it. She asked where it was and told me we needed it to cook. It makes her feel special.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Tip of the Day March 19

As I was updating my post for the recipe roundup this week I happened on a post mentioning Rachel Ray. Reading the post reminded me of one of the things I love about our Rachel Ray cookbook, her simple ideas. She recommends keeping a garbage bowl near you while cooking so you do not have to make extra trips to the trash. This is not only a time saver when cooking with toddlers it is necessary. If you turn your back for a minute your toddler could...you fill in the blank. I go one step further and always have a towel handy, you just never know.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pictures - Guacamole

Pictures! My father took several great shots of Audrey with her avocados. The others I took.

I had a few helpers in the kitchen with the rest of our dinner: Audrey's cousins Maddy and Alex. They were great! I may have to ship them to Lawrence for help cooking again.

Guacamole

For St. Paddy's Day Audrey and I wanted to make something green. In an effort to get her to eat healthy I thought it would be good to make something natural as opposed to just dying a batch of cupcakes or cookies. While brainstorming with a friend (thanks george!) I came up with the idea to make guacamole and bill it as dip for her chips. I still failed at getting her to eat green, but she had fun nonetheless.

Audrey's Task:
  1. Chop avocado
  2. Mash
Mom's Task:
  1. Mix in sour cream, mix, and lemon juice
  2. Help mash
I will not give up. We are going to start cooking with different ingredients until I find some healthy items Audrey enjoys other than grapes, apples, and strawberries. Quesadillas are next on the list, with avocados.

Tip of the Day March 18

Sometimes cooking with small children is easy and sometimes it is next to impossible. Having her do the same thing for you every time will make it easier. Audrey likes to crack eggs so that is what she does. Your child might like to tear the lettuce or stir. Whatever it is they like to do  make sure they get to do that every time possible. You would be amazed at how much better Audrey is about cracking eggs then she used to be. Practice makes perfect (or at least you will not have egg on the floor anymore.)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sunshine Toast - part deux

These are a favorite around Audrey's house. We had a lot of fun on this project and it was super easy. Audrey loves these and her father makes them for her on a regular basis. Now she is learning to cook them for him. We used a recipe from our 30 Healthy Things to Cook and Eat cards by Usborne. They have a lot of great recipes we are planning to use. This recipe is simple:
  • bread
  • egg
  • butter
Butter the bread, cut a hole in the middle large enough for the egg, crack egg into hole (or bowl if you are worried about shells), bake in the oven for 7 minutes at 400°F.


Audrey's Task:
  1. crack egg (her favorite task, she is getting a lot better)
Mom's Tasks:
  1. butter bread and cut hole for egg
  2. pour egg into hole
  3. place toast in oven
  4. spread jam on toast
We made this meal as part of a linkup. Please visit Food with Kid Appeal to see the other entries. Our thanks to Jenna for inviting us and for offering such a great idea. We plan to do more of these as we had fun with this one.

As I said, this is super easy. Mainly because you can place it in the oven, set a timer, and go do something else. Also, in Audrey's father's family they spread strawberry jam on this toast. It sounds bad but tastes good. Here are a few pictures:

Tip of the Day March 17

Happy St. Patty's Day! The tip for the day is all about fun. We have had accidents and flour spilled, eggs on the table, you name it. Through it all we try to have fun. The flour is easy to add, egg can be pushed into a bowl, and I always keep a towel handy for accidents. Mostly we just try to make what we are fixing edible. The rest we will learn as we go on. This week we are going to repeat a recipe we have done recently so that we can participate in a linkup. And also because it involves eggs, Audrey's favorite thing. Look for more Sunshine Toast coming soon...and have fun in your cooking endeavors.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tip of the Day March 16

Butter knives are a great tool to teach toddlers how to cut. Put parboiled vegetables, cheese, or hot dogs on a cutting board and demonstrate proper cutting and hand placement. You can also use one of the edible play dough recipes for practice. 

Monday, March 15, 2010

Bread in a Bag - Tips

This did not really go as planned. Fortunately Audrey's daddy was home to help with crying little sister and distraction when the bread started to ooze out the bottom of the bag. When you read the recipe and see that they call for a heavy-duty ziplock bag, they mean it. I did not happen to have any around and did not realize that until the moment of truth. We ended up trying the recipe with a cheap bag from the dollar store. I would never recommend this. Also, the recipe makes a normal size loaf so there was a lot of kneading and mixing. When I completed a project like this with a preK class they baked up mini loaves. If we do this again I will half the recipe. From the pictures you can see that Audrey enjoyed kneading. So much so that she ended up laying on the bag. I am not going to post the usual who did what because we both did it all and *almost* failed. And I ended up making the butter. Audrey did a few shakes but was not much interested. She had her bread for lunch today with peanut butter and jelly. She did enjoy it.

Tip of the Day March 15

When cooking with toddlers make sure your projects are small and manageable. She can mix a few ingredients together but a recipe with too many steps will frustrate her.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Tip of the Day March 14

If your toddler is getting too excited in the kitchen, give her some edible play dough to cut. She can make dinner for you while you finish the family meal.

Peanut Butter Play Dough
2 cups powdered milk
2 cups honey
2 cups peanut butter

Mix together


Colorful Play Dough
2 cups water
2 1/2 cups white flour
1/2 cup salt
1 tbsp cream of tartar
2 pkgs powdered, unsweetened flavored drink mixes
3 tbsp vegetable oil

Bring the water to a boil in a sauce pan; remove from heat and set aside.
Whisk together the flour, salt, cream of tartar, and soft drink mix in a large bowl; stir the vegetable oil into the flour mixture using a spoon, not a whisk. Pour the hot water into the bowl and continue stirring. When the dough is cool enough to handle, turn it onto a lightly-floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Store unused portions in refrigerator.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Bread in a Bag - pictures

Here are pictures. Tips to follow later. This ended up being pretty good, all things considered.

Bread in a Bag

We are going to make bread in a ziplock bag along with homemade butter. This will be the first time we have made a yeast bread without using the bread machine. Hope it goes well!

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • warm water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 package yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons) quick
  • rise yeast will spead the process
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
In a one-gallon (heavy-duty) Ziploc bag, mix:
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 pkg. or 2-1/4 teaspoons yeast
1/2 cup warm water
2 tablespoons sugar
Close the bag and knead it with fingers until the ingredients
are completely blended. Leave the bag closed, with
the contents in the corner, and let rest 10 minutes. You can eliminate this wait by using instant yeast. Then add:
2 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 cup warm water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 teaspoons salt
Mix well. Add enough all-purpose flour to make a stiff dough, about 1 or 1-1/2 cups. Close the bag and knead it (you may need to remove some air in the bag.) Add more flour until dough no longer sticks to the bag. Spray the hands or food handlers gloves with oil so there will be no sticking. Open the bag and allow the dough to fall out onto clean or gloved hands. Form the dough into a loaf, and place in a loaf pan or onto a cafeteria cookie sheet. Remember the dough will grow 1-1/2 times larger, so leave space between loaves if baking on a cookie sheet. Cover the loaves with oil sprayed plastic wrap and allow to rise 30 (quick rise yeast) to 45 minutes. Bake for 30-35 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

For the butter you just need heavy whipping cream. Yum!

Strawberry Salad

How do you start cooking with your young children in the kitchen? Start simple. Have your toddler help you tear lettuce for a salad. Give her a variety of toppings to select from and let her make the dish all by herself. You may end up wanting to redistribute a few ingredients but it is worth it when they see the dish served and know they made it. This is how Audrey started helping. Her grandparents make a strawberry salad that even Audrey likes (mostly.) Here is the recipe:

  • Mixed greens
  • Toasted walnuts
  • Feta
  • Strawberries (or pears if they are in season)
  • Diced red onion
  • Top with a berry vinaigrette of some kind (we like Brianna's)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Cook Books

I have been frustrated at almost every book I select to get ideas for cooking with toddlers. As time has gone by I have learned a few things from trial and error. Time permitting I am going to try to share some of my tips here so others can experience the joy that is cooking with your children.

Tip for the Day:

It is easiest to start on a day when you have a clean space to work and plenty of time. Start cooking an hour early on a weekend so you can work through the steps slowly without rushing.

Cupcakes in a Mug - Recipe

Here is the promised recipe (adapted from the Busy Day Cake by Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook.)

1 tbsp whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup milk
1 egg white
2 tbsp butter, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla

Heat oven to 350°. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and pour into greased container. Bake for 20-30 minutes depending on size.

Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Help mom measure and place ingredients in bowl
  2. Mix
  3. Spoon mix into mugs
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Heat oven
  3. Help measure and mix
  4. Place mugs in oven
This was fun as Audrey is starting to pay more attention where she is pouring instead of getting ingredients everywhere. She did not get to crack an egg this time as we needed to separate the white and she is still learning how not to crush the egg from the shell. After the cupcakes cooled I let her pour powdered sugar from a shaker on to and then pink sprinkles (forgot to add food coloring before they cooked.)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cupcake Pictures

Pictures for now. We may need to make these again as they are gone. It is a recipe for a half batch so there were not many to begin with.

Cupcakes in a Mug

Cupcakes! Pink cupcakes! Baked in mugs! I will post the recipe after but this should be a fun show. We are working on getting a webcam or even microphone so our fans can share in the joy that is Audrey in the kitchen. It really can be entertaining some days. And then there are the days when Audrey wants to crack all the eggs while I go pick baby sis up. Those days are fun too. In a different sort of way.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tips for Muffin Tin Meatloaf

Finally I have a few moments to share about Saturday night's cooking fun. We did not end up having a guest to help prep as everyone we knew was out of town. However, we did have the pleasure of company for dinner so that made up for it. Audrey is getting better every time she puts on an apron which makes me happy I started this. The only problem we are still having is that she still does not enjoy new foods so her meals tend to be fruit and sometimes a little chicken. Never a vegetable crosses her lips and many nights she eats a few grapes and climbs down from her seat. I know this is a phase but I would still like her to attempt something resembling fat and protein. Regardless, she enjoys cooking dinner for her family and friends.

Audrey's tasks:
  1. Chop onion and pepper with her new knife
  2. Place both in food processor until finely chopped
  3. Mix veggies with meat
  4. Crack egg and mix in milk
  5. Make bread crumbs in processor
  6. Add all ingredients to meat and stir
  7. Help make sauce and stir into meat
  8. Place meat in muffin cups and add remaining sauce
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Assemble ingredients
  2. Hold veggies while Audrey chops
  3. Assist Audrey
  4. Place meat in oven
This was an easy night for mom. I love helping her with this dish as she gets to do some much of it. I would love to hear what other parents thought about preparing this recipe.The only thing we noticed this time was that it is important to use low fat meat or your cups will swim in the fat and not hold together as well. They still taste good but presentation is lacking.

UPDATE:
It was brought to my attention that part of the problem was the oil added to the muffin cups. I would just skip this step next time and I bet they will be much more loaf and less pile. (Thanks Becky!)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Deceptively Delicious

We love this review of Deceptively Delicious. It sums up how we feel. We do add to recipes but do not hide it from anyone at the table (except maybe dad!)

What's Cooking with Kids

Found a great website called What's Cooking. We are talking about submitting a story about our adventures in the kitchen. Here is a little more about the website. There is a lot of great info on the site so be sure to spend time looking around. You should also follow Michelle on twitter.

Meat Loaf Muffins by Rachael Ray

Dec 2011 updated pic (mo).

So here is the link to the recipe (finally!)

Rachael Ray's Meatloaf Muffins

Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Help process onion and bell pepper in food processor
  2. Stir
  3. Add sauce
  4. Using scoop, place mixture in tins
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Place meat in bowl
  3. Assist Audrey
  4. Grease tin
  5. Bake

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Busy but fun weekend, with Pics!

I have been way too busy to post a recipe, tips or anything about tonight's meal. However, I will give you pictures before I crash. And tomorrow there will be much to say about Curious Chef kitchen products. If I do not post here then I will at least leave a link. You really should follow Audrey on Facebook and Twitter. It takes all three sites to keep up with her.

Friday, March 5, 2010

No recipe

So I am a bad mom. I left the cookbook for tomorrow's dinner at Audrey's grandparent's house. The reason I mention this is I realized tonight I had yet to post the recipe and went to do so. No book. Tomorrow when we are out I will retrieve it and try to get the recipe posted before dinner. If not you will simply have to wait. Audrey and I are thinking about heading to Kansas City tomorrow to look at some interesting cooking utensils. We have had a hard time find appropriate items locally and it may be just the day for it. Today we went on a hunt for an egg beater and struck out. Apparently no one beats eggs (or anything else) by hand anymore. I thought it would be fun for Audrey to learn to do more than push a button on the stand mixer. If anyone has ideas about where I can locate a nice egg beater please let me know. If we are successful in our hunt tomorrow we will be sure to post a review.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Recap of Wed Show

As Audrey plays with her blocks and sings, "Someone is in the kitchen I know..." I am reminded that I never gave a detail of how dinner went. After we ate Audrey went to bed and we needed to relax. It was not that hard of a meal but Audrey's sister was very fussy through the entire evening and that made for a delayed dinner time. We started preparations at 4:30PM and did not get the omelet in the oven until around 5:30PM. If there are no demanding babies in your home it should go much quicker. Here is the breakdown:

Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Chop apples and potatoes (For the Apple and Potato Fries recipe I added last minute)
  2. Crack the eggs (her favorite, check out the photos in the previous post)
  3. Grate the cheese
  4. Beat the eggs and add all additional ingredients
  5. Help pour the omelet into the pan
Mom's/Guest Tasks:
This show Audrey's guest was her dad
  1. Chop and saute onions and garlic
  2. Grease pan (Audrey could have done this but she was getting tired at this point)
  3. Help Audrey mix and pour omelet
  4. Place omelet in oven
  5. Cook Apple and Potato Fries
Dinner turned out wonderful. Audrey really is getting better at cracking the eggs. Next time I am going to have her watch the video before beginning (we were too pressed for time this show.) She still loves to crack the eggs.

Next show we will make Audrey's special Muffin Cup Meatloaf from Rachel Ray. I will post the recipe soon. I would love to have readers try out some of our recipes and let us know any tips or troubles you discover.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Oven Baked Omelet Dinner

Here are photos from our show tonight.
In the Kitchen with Audrey

Cooking IS fun

Hello, I am Audrey's mom. With our posts we will show how easy it is to work with young children in the kitchen. Audrey is an active 2-year-old and tends to get excited in the kitchen. What we hope to impart are the tips and tricks we have learned from working together and learning to cook. One of the ways we will show you how easy it is will be through a breakdown of which tasks Audrey completes and which I need to help with. This will give moms and idea of how much can be done by the child with any recipe.
I am not a great cook so all I have learned is from great chefs like Rachel Ray. Periodically I will review some of the cookbooks we have and let you know which ones are best for the age of your child. We also are scouring the internet in search of moms who are cooking with their children. We would love to hear from you and learn what works for you. If you have any requests or topics you would like to have covered, please email Audrey.
Please  check back with us often or follow us on google or your reader of choice. You can also find us on twitter.com/toddleraudrey and our Facebook Fan page.

Here we go...

This is the first return show after our long absence from the internet. We are hoping to keep this going on a regular basis with 1-2 shows a week featuring meal preparation with a toddler. It is our hope that these shows will inform our audience that it is easy and fun to work in the kitchen with your young children. Please check back often as we will try to get photos up soon. A recap of the show will follow with tips from Mom.

How to Crack an Egg

As the mom it has fallen on me to prepare for our show tonight. Since our main ingredient is eggs I thought I would start by sharing a video on how to crack an egg. Audrey wants to crush the egg out of its shell but we are going to work on proper form tonight.
How to crack an egg.