This is not my kitchen but this is usually what it looks like after the kids get through with it.
Do you let your kids in the kitchen if so what do you let them help with or what do you let them make or bake?
Here are some recipes from Kraft that your kids can help out with.
Mini OREO Surprise Cupcakes
HEAT oven to 350°F.
PREPARE cake batter as directed on package. Mix cream cheese, egg and sugar until well blended.
SPOON half the cake batter into 24 paper-lined muffin cups. Top each with about 1-1/2 tsp. cream cheese mixture and 1 cookie; cover with remaining cake batter.
BAKE 19 to 22 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 5 min.; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
FROST with COOL WHIP. Top with remaining cookies. Frosted cupcakes can be stored in refrigerator up to 3 days.
At 24 servings, these are the perfect sweet treats to serve at your next party.
Black Forest-Stuffed Cupcakes
Try our recipe for Black Forest Stuffed Cupcakes.
Make it Easy
For easy portioning of cream cheese mixture into cake batter, spoon cream cheese mixture into large resealable plastic bag; seal bag securely. Snip small corner of bag with scissors. Squeeze about 1-1/2 tsp. of the cream cheese mixture over batter in each muffin cup.
Cheesy Pizza "Fundue"
PLACE spaghetti sauce in medium microwaveable bowl; cover with paper towel. Microwave on HIGH 1 min.
STIR in VELVEETA and Parmesan. Microwave 2-1/2 min. or until VELVEETA is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after each minute.
SERVE with vegetable and bread dippers.
Prepare using VELVEETA 2% Milk Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product. Variation with other dippers, such as cherry tomatoes, button mushrooms, sliced zucchini, broccoli florets, breadsticks, chicken and ham chunks, and cooked tortellini or farfalle (bow-tie pasta).
HOW TO DOUBLE
Double all ingredients. Place spaghetti sauce, VELVEETA and Parmesan in medium saucepan; cook on medium-low heat 5 min. or until VELVEETA is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Serve with suggested dippers. Makes 8 servings.
Here are some guidelines for cooking skills by ages for the kiddos, also by Kraft.
cooking skills by age
Match your kids' skill levels with various tasks for safe kitchen fun. Here are some suggestions for age-specific tasks:3-Year Olds
- Wash fruits and vegetables
- Stir ingredients in a bowl
- Tear lettuce
- Pour liquids
- Grease pans
- Open packages
- Peel oranges or hard-cooked eggs
- Snip fresh herbs with dull scissors
- Mash bananas with a fork
- Measure ingredients
- Cut soft foods with a blunt knife
- Set the table
- Garnish food
- Help plan the meal
- Roll and shape cookies
- Beat ingredients with a whisk
- Find ingredients in a cabinet or spice rack
- Make a salad
- Open cans
- Use a microwave oven
- Prepare simple recipes with few ingredients
- Use an oven (with supervision)
- Use a knife (with supervision)
- Shred cheese and vegetables
- Prepare recipes with multiple ingredients
- Prepare recipes independently