Cooking with kids is such fun.

Since my kids are growing up, and I miss messing around in the kitchen with younger kids, I’ve resorted to borrowing friends’ kids to cook with. Meet Meridith – my new cooking buddy. She’s seven, soon-to-be eight, and keen and eager learn all about cooking and to get her hands dirty in the kitchen. Besides helping make new recipes, she loves spelling big hard words, playing with Lego, Ukrainian dancing, and wrestling with her brothers.

cooking with kids, Meredith, eggs in salami nestscooking with kids, Meredith, fried eggs in salami nests

Join us in our ‘Kitchen Kids’ culinary adventures as we cook foods that are fun and easy for kids to prepare (sometimes with an adult’s help).


Here are some of the delicious things we’ve cooked up:

Fried Eggs in Salami Nestscooking with kids, fried eggs in salami nests

Caramel Popcorn Cakeccoking with kids: meredith with caramel popcorn cake

Christmas Spiced Rice Krispie Treecooking with kids: Christmas spiced rice krispie trees

Waffles with Chicken, and Shredded Carrot Salad with Peanuts & Raisinscooking with kids: chicken waffles and carrot salad

Homemade Raspberry Honey Marshmallows & Instant Cocoa Mixcooking with kids, raspberry marshmallows

Fish ‘n Chips Sticks with Easy Tartar Saucecooking with kids: fish and chip sticks with easy tartar sauce

Jelly Surprise Easter Eggscooking with kids: jellied Easter eggs

Homemade Gluten Free PlaydoughCooking With Kids: Homemade gluten free playdough

Sweet Potato NachosCooking with Kids: a plateful of Sweet Potato Nachos

 Frozen Chocolate Covered Banana Popsa tray of frozen chocolate banana pops

Porcupine MeatballsCooking with Kids: Meredith with Porcupine Meatballs and veggies

Homemade SprinklesHomemade Sprinkles, Orange, Blue and Yellow Beads

Number One Chili – Super Easy Chili RecipeBowl of Number One Chili

Gingerbread Men Pancakes with Sauteed Apples and Easy Caramel SauceGingerbread Pancakes with Luscious Caramel Sauce

Easy Two-Ingredient Banana PancakesMmm, Two Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Crispy Rice Easter Egg NestsCrispy Rice Easter Egg Nests

Marinara Sauce with Spaghetti SpidersCooking with Kids: Simple Marinara Sauce with Spaghetti Spiders

Banana Boats cooked over the Campfire4 easy steps for making banana boats

 Rickety Uncles Nutty Toffee CookiesRickety Uncles no bake cookies

‘Pigs in Pillows’Cooking with Kids: Pigs in Pillows

Mason Jar Salads with Raspberry VinaigretteMeredith and her Mason Jar Salads

Seven Minute Frosting for Birthday Cakeiced birthday cake with seven minute frosting

Lemon Chicken Soup with Meatballs and Egg StrandsLemon Chicken Soup in the pot

Chicken Fingers and Stubby Fries with Baconchicken fingers and stubby fries with bacon

Raspberry Gummiestray of heart-shaped raspberry gummies

Pasta & Sausage Skillet SupperCooking with Kids - sausage skillet supper

Cookie Paintingcooking with kids; cookie painting

Giant Chocolate Chip Skillet CookieIMG 1461b

Lentil Sloppy Joeslentil sloppy joes on a bun

3-Ingredient No-Bake Cereal BarsNo bake cereal bars; only 3 ingredients

No-Bake Oreo-Snickers Ganache Tarts

Oreo Snickers Chocolate Ganache Tarts

Big Beautiful Baked Blooming OnionBeautiful golden baked blooming onion

Burger Pops (Fantastic Food on a Stick)fun food on a stick - a plate of burger pops (cooking with kids)

Easy Peasy Gluten Free Popoversgrinning with pride after her gluten free popovers turned out perfectly

Easy Jam TartsCooking with Kids: Jam Tarts cooling - ready for a bite?

Turkey Parmesan Pattiesa delicious dish of turkey parmesan patties fresh out of the oven, still hot and steaming

Orange Cream SodaOrange Cream Sodas in the Window Light

Green Pancakes and Green Eggslook at those green pancakes - ready for a bite?

Creamy Corn and Penne One Pot Pasta Dishcorn and penne one pot pasta; Meredith is proud of her dish and ready to dive in

Meatballs with 3 Dipping SaucesCooking with kids; Meredith dipping the meatballs she made into the honey mustard sauce

Birds Nest Cookies and Bunny Barkcooking with kids: chippy birds nest cookies using chocolate and potato chips

2-Ingredient Brownie in a MugCooking with Kids: Meredith digging in to the Brownie in a Mug

Hamburgers in Lettuce Wrapscooking with kids; 4 hamburgers with lettuce wraps in a plate, ready to serve

Chicken Pasta SaladCooking with kids: Eric is proud of the bowl of chicken pasta salad he made

Homemade Vanilla Puddinga spoonful of homemade vanilla pudding

It’s a lot of fun cooking with kids!