Author Amy Houts, in her book Cooking Around the Calendar With Kids — Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun, offers a wide choice of foods that deliver springtime flavors. For May Day, Mother’s Day, Independence Day, and just about every occasion in-between, these recipes will get kids in the kitchen whipping up their creations.
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Kids need a jolt of nutrition at this time of day. It helps if moms and kitchens are ready for the burst of activity when they come home. Kids want to know “Where’s the food?”!
Here are 3 how-to’s that can set the stage for encouraging your children to snack smart without any lectures about healthy foods from you:
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What foods immediately come to mind when you think of the Midwest?
It’s considered the “breadbasket of the nation” so you know much of the basic food eaten comes from this section of the country. It includes Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, the Dakotas, Illinois and Indiana.
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It’s apple season and I want to share two delicious recipes with you from my new apple cookbook that are tailor-made for cooking with kids.
Sauteed apples are good to serve with ham, sausage, or pork. They are really easy to make and are good on their own as well. Any of these apples will work well: Rome, Jonagold, Granny Smith, Pippin Gold, Braeburn, Northern Spy, Gravenstein, Rhode Island Greening, York Imperial, and Cortland.
2 teaspoons butter
2 firm, tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick
Pinch of cinnamon, if desired
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Cooking Around the Calendar with Kids – Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun is the newly revised and updated childrens’ cookbook just back from the printers! This book helps children celebrate the changing seasons with great tasting food and fun activities.
Here is a recipe for May Day taken from the book:
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Most children love to “help” in the kitchen. Their help may not always be appreciated but their enthusiasm should be encouraged. Being excited about working in the kitchen is a good trait for any child.
Here are three good ways to get kids to show up and contribute.
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Another year has slipped away and we take stock of what we have accomplished. There are always things we wish we had done during the year. But in looking back, I see two things I did this 2013 that make me most proud. Now I can say, “Wow! You really did get that done”!
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Kids can make and enjoy this refreshing treat on the 4th of July. This cool and colorful slushie will quench their thirst as they take a break from setting off all those firecrackers.
Here is the recipe from Amy Houts’s childrens cookbook: Cooking Around the Calendar With Kids: Holiday and and Fun:
First, she writes: “Families all across America gather on July fourth to celebrate freedom. Bands march and drums beat. It’s a time for picnics and fireworks. For an Independence Day celebration, plan to serve a refreshing frozen treat. This will help you and your child cool down and supply extra water the body needs in hot weather.”
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Some say the flu is winding down. Whether this is true or not, there are some age-old tested methods of helping reduce the effects of cold and the flu. One of these has to do with an old stand-by – chicken soup.
Here is an easy recipe from Cooking Around the Calendar with Kids – Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun by Amy Houts. Yes, even children can make this soup, known as the go-to comfort food.