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Cooking With Kids

djh | Aug 11, 2006 05:22 PM

The last topic about kid friendly dinners got me thinking ... what are some of your favorite recipes for your kids to cook?

My oldest (16) has really learned her way around the kitchen, and just proclaimed herself a "real chef" after making a fabulous flourless chocolate cake out of the current Bon Apetit for her sister's birthday. :>) In addition to helping us out in the kitchen, she started making pudding and jello on her own when she was 7 or 8, and by 12 or 13 was making "Crunchy Munchy Chicken" from a recipe in the Betty Crocker Cookbook for kids -- a pretty simple recipe of chicken wings breaded with crushed corn flakes, seasoned with salt and pepper, and baked in the oven. She's made that chicken over and over again, and I dare say that one recipe is largely responsible for helping to instill an enjoyment of cooking in her, and gave her the confidence to try new and harder recipes in the kitchen.

Now that my other kids are on that same path (wish you could have tried the potato salad my 14 year old made at a recent family reunion!), I'm looking for other ideas to give them to cook.

So what are some of the recipes that your kids love to cook?

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