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Letting Kids Create Recipes

Posted By Smockity Frocks On August 17, 2010 @ 10:11 pm In Recipes,Side Dishes,Works For Me Wednesday | 5 Comments


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

  • sliced potatoes
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar
  • canned spinach
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

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].

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