Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Little hands in the Kitchen

I love food.

Breakfast Lunch or Dinner. Snacks in between you name it I am all for it.

I love it even more when it is made by someone else and all I have to do is sit down and enjoy.

This got me thinking about how I was so over the top when it came to no patience in the kitchen.
When my daughter was younger I never allowed her in the kitchen for too long a period, especially when I was cooking. This went for my nieces and nephews as well. I didn't want to deal with the clean up if they got into anything.

This extreme control may have backfired now because none of my little ones which are all grown up, know how to do much of anything in the kitchen.

I don't want anyone to repeat my mistake so in this post I am sharing links to sites that encourage kids in the kitchen along with recipes and tools for small hands. Perhaps this post can help the next mom or dad get some help in the kitchen and actually enjoy a little mess.

Happy bonding time in the kitchen wink wink!!!

This site has some great tools and kits really adorable!!!
curiouschef.com

These have recipes
marthastewart.com

delish.com

pinterest.com

simplebites.net

kidspot.com.au

realsimple.com

kraftrecipes.com

parentables.howstuffworks.com

babble.com

countryliving.com

18 comments:

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    1. Jovina, thanks for comment coming from you it is greatly appreciated :)

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  2. I can kind of relate to not wanting to deal with the clean-up. Sometimes I have to hold my tongue :-) I think what helps me is that my little one wants to be a pastry chef and I want to encourage her in the kitchen.

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    1. Erlene, thanks for visit and comment. Yes please bare with a little mess it will be worth it in the long run enjoy!:)

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  3. Thanks for sharing!!

    http://skinnylattemommy.blogspot.com

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  4. Hey that's brilliant! Very helpful. Thanks for sharing these tips.

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    1. Ladylee, thanks for visit and comment, your welcome enjoy!

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  5. Oh yes... little ones do get in the way and make what would have been an hour into three but I love them in front of my eyes. I have become so used to them that I never get enything done when they aren't in my kitchen.

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  6. This is great! I actually love to be in the kitchen but I also understand about little ones tagging along. It can be a hassle but these are great tips that I can consider for the future. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Kristal, thanks for visit! Enjoy that kitchen :)

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  7. I absolutely love when my 2 year old son helps me in the kitchen. He likes to open the fridge a lot to get things out for me. Helping me bake is awesome and the bonding time is great.

    Hopefully we could be blog friends, and you could come visit me! <3
    Oronovelo || DIY, Home Decor & Lifestyle

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    1. Crystal thanks for visit, I love your two year helping you :) enjoy. Will definitely go pay you a visit.

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  8. oh, when my sons were younger they loved helping in the kitchen and we had a blast...but now...not so much - so it can be a two-edged sword.

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    1. Ha Antionette, hey we can't have it all can we :)

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  9. Thanks for the links. I go up and down on my patience level!

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    1. Jillian, your welcome I hope you have some fun and come back and share :)

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