Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen? Teaching Your Children to Love the Art of Cooking!

As a man, many people would make the assumption that the only type of cooking that I like to do is on the grill. For me, this is as far from the truth as possible. I love trying new things and making new concoctions, the problem for me is that I simply don’t have a lot of time to be able to do a lot of cooking with working full time, so J-Mom tends to do most of the cooking around the house (even though she is not a huge fan).

As my girls have been growing up, I have tried to start to do small projects with them to have them experience the joy of experimenting and making something both unique and delicious. Most of the time it is to large messes and questionable food dishes, but the way I look at it, it is all a part of the process itself.

Last night we made some sugar cookies (this time from a box), but it was a blast just getting our hands dirty mixing things together, and while J-Mom was probably rolling her eyes at me, I did clean up after myself for my credit!

I have found some great websites that provide some recipes as well as tips for cooking with kids that I have enjoyed, and I hope that you will also!

I know that I will continue to cook with my kids and let them be the master of their own creations. I think that this is the most important when letting kids cook, you can’t be worried about the outcome or how it will taste, you simply have to let it happen.

I would love to hear some of your stories of cooking with your kids! Please share your experiences with the masses!

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I am a dad who works in Higher Education Administration by day and by night a dad to two girls (divas). I was born in Michigan and after some moving around the Midwest due to working for several colleges and universities, I am back living and working in Michigan and loving it! I started Dad of Divas as a way to document my experiences as a father as well as talk about important parenting tips that I have run into in my time being a Dad. As most blogs have, my blog has changed some over the last 2.5 years, but I have to say that I am still enjoying what I am doing and sharing with other parents that are out there. You will notice in my posts that I definitely do not have all of the answers (that’s for sure) but I am always willing to try something new to make my job as a parent easier (if that’s possible). I am so pleased to be a part of the group of revolutionary fathers who are, as I, working each day to be better than they already are, and are doing whatever they can to help their children to be the best that they can be!

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