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Saturday, October 6, 2007

Teaching Children to Cook

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The world of cooking isn’t just for adults anymore. Kids are just as interested in learning how to plan meals and prepare the actual meal themselves. Kids need a good place to go to learn some relatively easy recipes that they can start out with that will be nutritious and tasty.

The recipes should have step-by-step directions with pictures to guide you along the way. The first thing you need to learn about cooking is the terminology that goes along with cooking. In order to prepare a tasty meal, you need to know what a tablespoon is verses a teaspoon as well as other measuring devices. This makes a big difference in how your prepare foods will taste and turn out.

Kids can learn to make the simple things first, but as they graduate to larger meals, you want them to have all the advantages of having it turn out perfectly. They might start with scrambled eggs. Now yes, they have to use the stove, but that is where the parent comes in, you must teach them about safety when using the stove. This is very important before they start learning how to cook.

As they progress, kids get excited and want to make tasty treats, such as brownies or a cake. This is great experience and it also helps the bonding process with the kids and parents. Once you feel they have mastered the cakes and brownies, they might move on to main dishes. I find that Tator Tot dish or Poor Mans Casserole is the next meal that is relatively easy to learn and prepare.

There are so many easy things that kids can make and they have fun doing it. You do not need to do all the cooking yourself. You will find they actually enjoy helping out in the kitchen cooking than doing the weekly chores.

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  • At November 19, 2007 at 5:55 AM , Blogger Ally said...

    I've asked for an easy recipe to learn as a kid, but you have only mentioned some non-sense, please take care that you publish some meaningful stuff!


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