There’s just something so wonderful about spending time in the kitchen with family & friends …. In fact, some of my fondest memories from when I was a kid are of cooking with my grandpa in the kitchen! Now, not surprisingly, my kids and I absolutely love to cook. Whether we’re frying, grilling, or baking, it’s therapeutic and a great way to spend some quality time together.
Especially now that the holiday season is in full swing, why not get everyone together and bake up some delicious treats!? Keep in mind: A fresh batch of sweets makes a tasty (and budget-friendly!) gift for neighbors, teachers and coaches, too. Just pop them in a pretty tin or gift box and you’re good to go!
To get started, you’ll need the right tools. Kids will appreciate whisks, rollers and cookie cutters designed for little hands. Festive aprons help set the mood, get everyone in the spirit and keep you from getting covered in flour!
This week, the girls and I made some cupcakes designed to look like Christmas trees. They were a cinch to make – I really just followed the recipe on the box – and then we let our imagination run wild with icing, sprinkles, candy canes and m&ms to decorate.
If you're pressed for time, have a small kitchen, or just don't enjoy the huge messes, a cake pop maker is the perfect solution. Each pop comes out perfectly every time – it’s fool proof!
What are your favorite things to bake with the kiddos? Let me know in the comments!