I know that pumpkin and brown sugar generally take center stage in Thanksgiving desserts, maaaaaaybe something with apples too. None of our littles like pumpkin all that much, as far as I remember I didn't like it much when I was a kid either. My granny always did Thanksgiving dinner and she always, always made sure there was something chocolaty for my sister and I to have for dessert. This chocolate pudding is served warm but instead of having a typical pudding skin on it, it bakes on top so you have a wonderful little layer of cake and then the warm pudding under it. So good - especially nice when it's cold outside. (read).
Why Wee One #2 wanted to bake holiday sugar cookies at the end of March, I have no idea, but I'll all about encouraging her playing in the kitchen. This is the 8th recipe the kids have made from Linda Collister's book! (read).
Apparently stuffing an apple with raisins or something else like it is a popular treat for kids - kids of a different generation obviously! Not my generation either because I had never heard of it before but when I mentioned it to a handful of people they tell me their grandmothers used to make similar treats for them. As usual, Linda Collister takes the idea one step further and slathers the outside of the apple in meringue and uses almond slivers to give it a hedgehog feeling! So so so cute and the kids had a great time making them. I confess we made these forever ago, if these were recent photos there’d be three of them because Wee One #3 is way more active in the kitchen than she used to be. (read).
This is the 5th recipe my kids have made from Baking With Kids and this created yet another fun Sunday in the kitchen. The recipe calls for ready-rolled puff pastry, but overachiever that I am, of course I had to make it myself. Here is the recipe and walkthrough for the puff pastry I made for them, it's from an ancient cookbook my Granny gave me called The Art of Cooking and Serving, that I will cook and bake my way through one day. (read).
This is a hit or miss when it comes to the kids actually eating it at the end, but Miss Wee One #3 really liked making it. Some of our friends in the 10 and under crowd liked it, all the adults who tried it loved it, but none of the littlest ones liked it very much. Except for the syrup. Oh my. It so good, I made extra to give to a friend that loves caramel because it has that caramel taste to it (it's only one ingredient away from the Amish caramel I make). I haven't tried yet, but I'd imagine it would be perfect on everything from ice cream to apple slices. (read).
We have made this recipe so many times, I've lost count. These pictures are from the first time we made it and they make me nostalgic for our old house, though I quickly remember the snow raging outside so much of the time and then I'm thankful for the beach. ;)
Where ever we are, there is always a lot of baking going on, and this recipe has been one of the ones that has moved around with us. The only down side to non stop summer is there are no cold winter nights that it makes sense to bake something like this on, but of course we bake it anyway! (read).
Anyhoo, so since we have so many kids between the two of us and since arts and crafts will only distract them for so long, I'd love for them to jump into the kitchen for a kid-friendly recipe! This comes from Linda Collister's Baking with Kids (the best kid's cookbook we've ever used). My kids have made this recipe so many times I've lost count. Not So Wee One #1 likes these with a little butter, Wee One #2 likes them with jam and Wee One #3 likes them with maple syrup - and they all like them still warm! They're a hit with grown ups too, especially good with gravy - you know, like with a serious turkey dinner! (read)
My most eager baker assisted me with this one. Actually, it's gotten to the point now where I'm the one assisting her, which I totally adore! She gets really into it and unlike the usual 'dump, stir, lose interest' category that most kids fall into (including Wee One #1), she really wants to be involved in every part of it. So sweet!! (read).