Baking to do for all the neighbors, teachers, coaches? Check. Antsy kids stuck inside? Check. Why not put your kids to work in the kitchen? You’ll create holiday memories and get all that cooking done. Read through our guide for super easy, fun recipes that will fill your family’s bellies and your neighbor’s gift basket. Now that’s a recipe for success.

Mini Pancakes for Your Mini-me

Turn breakfast from blah into awe with these cute, delicious pancake bites. Make the simple batter from Cooking Classy and have kids mix in berries, bananas, and chocolate chips. Pop them in the oven for ultimate ease. Then watch as they clear their plates and ask for more, please. Get the recipe here.

photo: Cooking Classy

  • Mini Pancakes for Your Mini-me
  • Petite Apple Pie Perfection
  • Grinch-tastic Fruit
  • Pitas with Pizzazz
  • Homemade Bread in a Bag: Science in the Kitchen
  • Sweet Snowmen
  • Deck the Platters 
  • Rudolph Cookies They'll Fly To
  • Movie Night for Little Who's
  • Hot Chocolate All Dressed Up 

Will you be in the kitchen with kids this holiday season? Share with us in a Comment below. 

—Cherie Gough