Category: Kids in the Kitchen

  • Two Handprint Salt Dough Ornament

    Two Handprint Salt Dough Ornament

    While there are several different tutorials out there for salt dough ornaments with one handprint, I wanted to make one that recognized both of my kids to give to our neighborhood babysitter.  After trying out some different methods, this was my most successful attempt, and it turned out perfectly! Yield: two large circular ornaments What […]

  • Applesauce from Tree to Freezer

    Applesauce from Tree to Freezer

    All hail apple-picking season!!!  As we do every year, we headed down to a local orchard and loaded up on dozens of pounds of apples intended for all sorts of homemade deliciousness.  With a preschooler, toddler, and soon-to-be newborn in the house, well-processed applesauce is a necessary staple.  This recipe is ridiculously easy for processing […]

  • Apple-Spinach Fruit Leather

    Apple-Spinach Fruit Leather

    What I Used: 3 cups applesauce 1 cup packed fresh spinach (1)  Process applesauce and fresh spinach in blender or food processor until smooth.  You may need to add some water to get the pieces moving, but be careful not to add too much because it will significantly add to your drying time. (2)  Preheat […]

  • Melon Stars

    Melon Stars

    Whether it’s Fourth of July, an Astronaut Princess party, or a way to get kiddos involved in the kitchen, these melon stars are a wonderful way to enjoy melon season as a family with a fun twist! What I Used: Cantaloupe Honey dew Watermelon (since I wanted roughly the same quantity of each melon, I […]

  • Easy and Lasting Play-Doh

    Easy and Lasting Play-Doh

    What I Used: 1 cup flour 1/2 cup salt 2 tsp cream of tartar 1 cup water 1 Tbsp vegetable oil Coloring (8-10 drops of liquid food coloring or gel coloring) Optional: glitter (1)  Combine all of the ingredients (except the optional glitter) in a medium saucepan. (2)  Stir over medium heat.  When the ingredients […]