Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fun in the Kitchen: Halloween

I've decided to post this here (before the Recipe Shoebox) because I feel like kids and parents spending time together in the kitchen can be invaluable bonding time, not to mention great for developing  some fun memories together...  

For some reason, autumn gets me excited to find fun projects to try with my kids.  I love the time we spend cooking together and I love the confidence they gain from performing cooking tasks by themselves--spreading the frosting, adding ingredients, decorating, etc.  I really feel like the kitchen is a great place to develop a child's sense of independence in a safe way (with Mom by their side).     This post is a compilation of some of my favorite Halloween treats that we've created together over the last couple of years.   Happy cooking!   
(By the way, don't mind the imperfect pictures.  These are all 100% kid decorated!) 

Rice Cake Jack-o-Lanterns

Cute Owl Cupcakes (recipe/directions coming soon)


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