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Cooking with Kids

I want to empower young kids to learn how to cook at a young age.!!! So parents, if you think your child is ready to learn how to cook please encourage him or her to cook with the help of an adult of course. Below there's a chart if you want to start your child with some cookware essentials. Plus you'll find tips that your child can use while he or she cooks. So keep coming back to this page as I will add more tips and more useful information about cooking with kids. 

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Kids' Kitchen Tools and Pint-Size Equipment

You'll want to include these cookware essentials, shown in the photo, in your kid's cooking kit.

 Young chefs cook best with their own personal set of tools.

Measuring spoon set
Measuring cups: one for dry ingredients and one for wet ingredients
Wooden spoon
Apron or large t-shirt
Potholders and/or oven mitts
Small knife (plastic, paring, or as appropriate for your child)
Vegetable peeler
Safety scissors
Rubber spatula
Small cutting board

After your young chef has a personal set of equipment, think about providing a permanent place for all these great tools. It can be just about any type of container, as long as it's easily accessible to the child and not stuck away in a closet piled under stacks of linens or other things. 

Here's a few suggestions for places in which to store your kid's cookware:

A large, lower kitchen drawer
An industrial-sized lunchbox, the kind used by construction workers
A portable tool kit
A cardboard file box, known as a banker's box
A plastic storage box, with handles and lid

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My Daughter in training!!!!

Alexandria's Top Ten
Cooking Tips for Other Kids

1. Never remove an electric mixer from a bowl that is still on...your mom won't be happy with the mess.

2. It's very important to taste everything as you are making it to make sure nothing is bad (smell the milk—don't drink it) and that it's coming out right.

3. Never put your hands in your mouth or anything that's touched meat before it was cooked and be careful with raw eggs because you can get bad germs from them.

4. Never try to cook without mommy and daddy first saying yes, or they may not let you cook for awhile.

5. Be very careful not to drop eggs on the floor because they are really messy to clean up.

6. Crack eggs into a small bowl first because you can remove the shells that fall in easier if they aren't mixed up with your cookie batter. (This is mom's tip: doesn't just apply to cookies.)

7. Be careful that you don't reach over the stove so you don't burn yourself; always let an adult do it.

8. Never walk with a knife pointing out in your hand; always carry it down at your side.

9. Put your hair in a barrette so it doesn't get in the food then someone accidentally finds it in their food and says "gross."

10. Always help clean up so you can cook again soon.

—from Alexandria, age 7, of Platts

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Daily Safety tip:

Always wash your hands 

Before touching food. 

So the dishes you cook 

Will taste oh so good.

Another Safety Tip:


Cooking on a stove can be lots of fun, 

but it must be handled with care. 

If you remember that pots 

can get really HOT, 

then you'll be halfway there! 

To avoid getting burned, 

we've already learned 

that oven mitts save the day. 

So turn pot handles in, 

let's say it again, 

"Oven mitts can save the day!"