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Letting Kids Create Recipes


I like to let my children help me in the kitchen, and they generally enjoy contributing.

Usually, I will give them the recipe I want made, but occasionally I let them come up with an original recipe.  My Madison asked to create a dish last week and it was a big hit! 

Everyone loved it, and I was so proud of her creativity! I think letting kids create recipes is a great confidence booster, PLUS it is great practice for real life skills.

Here is what she came up with.


Potatoes Au Gratin with Spinach

Slice 4-5 medium potatoes. Mix milk with melted butter, salt, pepper, and garlic. Layer potatoes, spinach, and shredded cheddar in a 9 x 13 pan. Pour milk mixture over all, cover with foil, and bake in 450 oven for 30 minutes.

This recipe is linked at Works For Me Wednesday [3].