Do your children love to cook? Or are they more timid of the being in the kitchen? Getting kids cooking in the kitchen can be tough but once they are comfortable it is amazing what they can do!
My children both love to cook, bake and make smoothies! I have always tried to include them in whatever I am making. I find this has gone a long way in making them realize the kitchen doesn’t have to be a scary place.
That being said, my daughter is the one who loves to scour the internet for the next project to make.
A few months ago we had a baby shower for a friend. Since my daughter and I were attending, we split up the “to-do tasks”. I bought the gift and she made the food.
I bought clothes, and I had so much fun! I started about 6 months ahead looking for deals. I found tons at Winners and Sears and other places. I ended up with more than a few Onesies! I chose orange, green, and white along with other gender neutral colors.
This is because she didn’t know what she was having, well…actually, they told her she was having a girl. Then a few weeks later, a boy. So I went with safe!
I just have to share this one I found online, that I didn’t buy but makes me laugh so hard…
Maybe I just have a sick sense of humor but seriously…too funny! She ended up having a sweet little boy! He’s adorable, and the best part?? I can laugh when he does bad things because he’s NOT MY KID! Bahaha! Bonus: I can hold him and hand him back when he does the above! Oh, the joys of parenthood 🙂
Pinterest Recipe Makeover:
Ok, I’m focused now. My daughter found the following recipe on Pinterest and just had to make it. It is called “Valentine’s Pretzel Buttons”.
Here are the links we followed so they get full credit:
*please note all changes and pictures are ours:)
She researched, she budgeted and bought the ingredients, all on her own!
The ingredients were:
- square pretzels, we had a hard time finding these, they were hunted down in our Walmart. Go figure.
- Kisses, since this was not near any holiday, we used Rosebuds, which are similar. She chose mint flavored and regular chocolate.
- M&M’s, she picked colorful ones as shown
This was a simple easy recipe and she did it all on her own. Yay! For mini chefs!
Here’s what you need to do:
- preheat the oven to 200 degree’s and line your cookie sheet with parchment paper
- spread out your square pretzels
- top pretzels with chocolate kisses or rosebuds
- Bake 4-5 minutes at max, you want the chocolate to be soft in the middle but not melted too much.
- Once removed from the oven place one M&M on each Kiss, press down slightly
- Let cool completely
These were awesome to take along and were so colorful and pretty. Everyone at the party really enjoyed them, and the mint change added some variety!
For the printable of this recipe please visit the original site by clicking here! What is your favorite take-along treat? Let me know in the comments below!