Posts Tagged ‘recipes for kids’

PostHeaderIcon Easy Baked Buffalo Wings

A recipe so easy, my 11-year-old daughter made this all by herself. Granted, it was made easier by having the hot sauce mix ready to go. We used a Cookie’s buffalo sauce mix from the store, which basically means the butter/oil and hot sauce was already mixed for us. You can usually find these mixes at the store, along side the Tabasco sauce (as in the “real” hot sauces) or with the marinades. Sometimes these sections are together, depending on how your local store is set up.

I loved how easy this was for her, and how only minimal supervision was required. Mostly I was there ONLY to remind her to wash her hands after touching the sauce or raw chicken. You know how kids are. 😉

The first step was dumping both wings and sauce in a bow, tossing them gently. If you have kids wanting to help, make sure they toss it gently enough so that it only covers the chicken wings and not the counter! See how my daughter coated her chicken without any help:

chicken wings and hot sauce

Next, grease a pan with butter or cooking spray. Put the wings in the pan in a single layer and bake at 400*. Just to make sure she had the wings completely coated, I gave her a basting brush to get the spots she didn’t completely toss.

Hot wings in oven

After 20-25 minutes, the wings will need to be flipped and re-coated with the sauce. Bake for another 25 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked. The wings will loose some of the bright spicy color, but instead will be baked into the chicken. Serve your wings with ranch or blue cheese, depending on your family’s preference. Personally, I like blue cheese with my wings, but the kids prefer ranch dressing. DELICIOUS!

Easy baked hot wings


That’s it! Again, this recipe was so easy, that my daughter had NO help from me at all prepping. She even took all the pictures herself so that I could create this fabulous blog post. Is she a Foodie in training? She might be! Regardless, I’m a proud mama for her success at making a spicy treat for her family. 😉

PostHeaderIcon Fun and Easy Recipes for Kids

Fun Recipes for Kids
You don’t need special recipes to have fun with kids in the kitchen. Over the years we’ve hunted and searched for kid-friendly recipes or ideas they can do themselves. What we’ve found is adults ALWAYS need to help somewhere, so don’t limit yourself to just recipes for kids.

There are a few fun and easy recipes we’ve done over the years that the kids just LOVED. These recipes are ones that don’t have an age limit, nor require them to be a certain age. We also like simple recipes that don’t require a whole lot of ingredients, so that it makes it that much easier for the kids.

The kids, now ages 13 and 10, don’t need a lot of help from me in the kitchen any more. Yet we have the picture to remind us of younger days, where it didn’t take much to get proud smiles and giggles out of my babies. We also still have the recipes we all loved to make, which I plan to share with all of you :)

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PostHeaderIcon Spaghetti Tacos and Meatballs

Since tonight was the “iCarly Spaghetti Tacos” night, we decided to give it a shot. We cheated, using sauce in a jar and store bought taco shells. They were interesting, to say the least!

This might not be the “official” recipe, but it’s how we did it. 😉

What you’ll need:

– Spaghetti Sauce (we used Ragu, hurray for cheating!)
– Thin Spaghetti pasta
– Hard Taco Shells

For Meatballs:

– 1lb Hamburger
– 6-7 Saltine Crackers
– 1 Egg
– Onion Powder
– Minced Garlic
– Salt & Pepper

To make the meatballs, mix ingredients together (about a tablespoon of each of your spices, we never measure these things, it makes it more fun!). Roll into walnut-sized balls, and drop into a pan of grease at medium high heat. Stay close! The outside will cook very fast, and you’ll want to move the meatballs around to cook them all over. Literally a few seconds for each meatball. Then pop them in the oven for 15minutes at 350*.

After you cook your pasta and add sauce, you can pile the spaghetti directly into the taco shells, and add the meatballs on top or on the side. Yummy? Eh…the kids liked it at least!

PostHeaderIcon Quesidilla Recipes

TortillasOne of my favorite “quick dinner” ideas is Quesidillas. Even if I’m missing a few ingredients, no one seems to care much. As long as the basics are there – cheese and tortillas – you can add or not add anything you want.

Our full Quesidilla recipe usually includes the following:

– Tortillas
– Shredded Cheese
– Cooked chicken (we use grilled pre-cooked slices)
– Pico De Gillo

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