Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cooking with Children

Cooking with children can be a fun experience that creates natural learning opportunities and sweet memories. Or it can be a stressful, unpleasant experience that ends in tears. Here are some tips to help make it fun for everybody.

1. Before you start, take a moment to make sure your heart is right. If you have been dreading the thought of teaching your children how to cook,or you are worried about the mess or lack of time, you will find it much harder to keep your patience and sense of humour. Think of it as a chance to have fun with your kids and maybe even produce something yummy at the end.

2. Choose a morning or afternoon when you have lots of time. Cooking with kids will take a lot longer than cooking by yourself.

3. Put on some fun music and maybe even a pretty apron. Make sure your kitchen is clean so that you're not trying to work around last night's dirty dinner plates.

4. Gather up all the ingredients and utensils before you start. Nothing causes frustration faster than getting half-way through a recipe only to discover that you have to race up to the shop because you've run out of sugar.

5. Choose a meal that is fun to make and one that your child will enjoy eating at the end.

6. Read through the recipe with your child and explain that there are ingredients and a method. Let them try to find the ingredients in the cupboard or fridge if they are old enough.

7. Let them participate in each part of the process by giving them age-appropriate tasks. For example, give them a mini bowl with part of the mixture in it and let them stir it, then add it back into the big bowl with the remaining mixture. When cooking with little kids, it may be better if you measure out the ingredients then let them pour each one into the bowl.

8. Don't worry if the food doesn't turn out so nice, it's the time spent together that matters.

9. Remember to make it fun for them - laugh and praise your child often.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fun Food for Kids E-book

I am so excited to announce the release of my e-cookbook "Fun Food For Kids". It has 44 recipes, each with a beautiful colour photo and step-by-step instructions.

This cookbook full of foods that are fun for kids to make and eat. Each recipe has been made in the shape of an animal, an object or a face. Some of the recipes include :

* a rocket

* a spider

* a monster

* a butterfly
* a sailboat

* a car race

* a clock

....and many more.

There is also a whole section dedicated to vegetables. So if you have trouble getting your kids to eat broccoli, potato, carrot etc, then try making some of these recipes and see the difference.

I know your kids will enjoy the recipes in this book so grab a copy now for only $3.95 (USD). Just click on the BUY NOW button below and you can download it instantly!

Monday, October 10, 2011

If you think you will go to heaven because you're a good person...

... then you really need to watch this video.

This video would also be good to watch if you want to know what to say to a non-Christian who thinks they are going to heaven because of their good works.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Duggar Family

If you're a fan of the Duggar family then you might like some of these websites below:
Fan Blog - This mother and daughter blogging team keep us up-to-date on what the Duggars are doing.