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By the time my kids turned three they were helping in the kitchen, they could stir, scoop and keep an eye on the timer. It doesn't seem like much but it kept them where I could watch them, at least th
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Cooking with the kids

posted at 4/14/2010 2:58 AM EDT
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By the time my kids turned three they were helping in the kitchen, they could stir, scoop and keep an eye on the timer. It doesn't seem like much but it kept them where I could watch them, at least that was how it all started. Their love of baking and cooking had sprouted from my need to cook without worrying where they were. By the time they were five each of them could prepare an entire meal with very little supervision. We are talking a meal not hot dogs or mac n cheese, it had the protein, starch and veggie, they got to plan it and carry it out. At first this part had started out because they would complain about what I had made so the rule became "if you complain, you cook tomorrow". We had some of the best meals together because the kitchen was family time. Going forward a few years now, if I was in the kitchen one or both of my teenage boys was in there with me and often their friends would come over to learn how to cook something. I taught their friends and our neighborhood kids how to cook and bake small things so they could share that with their families. Now, my youngest son is in culinary school, and working at a country club in the kitchen cooking, he is putting his love into food for others. And to think it all started so I would know where my kids were when I was cooking... There is just something about a kitchen, a bunch of bowls and a recipe that can bring a family together to create memories and love that can last a lifetime.

Cooking with the kids

posted at 4/14/2010 3:33 AM EDT
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All very true. I have started this with my grandkids. THey love it and it is family time.

Cooking with the kids

posted at 4/14/2010 4:35 AM EDT
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My kids and I do the same thing. It is such a joy to have this time with them. They are 9 and 4 now. We have many years to go with our projects.

Cooking with the kids

posted at 4/14/2010 4:56 AM EDT
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GOOD FOR YOU. IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO TEACH KIDS TO COOK, BAKE , TO KNOW THEIR WAY AROUND A KITCHEN...IT IS A GOOD BONDING ACTIVITY , YOU SHALL HAVE MANY MEMORIES. I HAVE 4 KIDS,3 OUT OF 4 CAN DO IT ALL. THE 4TH.IS A BUSINESS MAJOR, DOING VERY WELL..HE DOES NOT STARVE, WE FEED HIM WELL..HE TOLD ME WHEN HE WAS A KID." SOME ARE BAKERS AND SOME ARE TASTERS. I'AM A TASTER ".YOU SHOULD TAKE PHOTOS. WE HAVE TONS OF PHOTOS IN THE KITCHEN..ALWAYS FUN TO LOOK AT.THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

Cooking with the kids

posted at 4/14/2010 8:55 AM EDT
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My Daughter loves when we get in the kitchen together and cook.

Cooking with the kids

posted at 4/15/2010 11:15 AM EDT
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I did the same with my son, he is now in culinary school also. He has twin boys AGE 4 and they are on grandma's kitchen chairs just like there dad was. time marches on.....

Cooking with the kids

posted at 4/16/2010 12:28 AM EDT
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Cooking with the kids

posted at 4/16/2010 2:32 AM EDT
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