Giveaway: Kids Cooking Kits

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This competition has now closed. The WINNERS are…

  • Samantha Yep
  • Val Gent
  • Sarah Seraiocco
  • Belinda Baker

You lucky four have been contacted by email, please be sure to respond within 48 hours or we may be forced to re-draw! 

We at One Handed Cooks do dabble a fair amount in the kitchen. Are you surprised? It was only a matter of time before our little babies started crawling, then walking, then running and now demanding to help with every task we attempted to do in our daily lives. One handed cooking is now a thing of the past, you see, we have these two extra hands, which grab, smash and swipe at everything in sight. Rarely helpful, but always fun, cooking in the kitchen with children is all about being safe and giving simple, pre-planned tasks to keep them occupied.

Why cooking with your kids is so beneficial:

  • Understanding of the food we eat
  • Looking at real ingredients and where food comes from
  • Gives a great start to weights and measurements
  • Fosters fine motor skills
  • Requires patience and concentration
  • Develops positive food associations
  • Tackles fussy eating issues

We have done many articles on the benefits of cooking with kids. So, we decided it was time to pull together a really unique cooking kit, a starter kit that will take your budding foodie from clanging pots and pans, to rolling some dough and mashing the potato. We are also right into developing positive food associations and helping with fussy eating, so wanted to not only include the hands-on cooking stuff, but also the benefits of play cooking with felt food, recipe cards to follow and also gardening – watching a seed grow into a small plant and the satisfaction from eating something they planted themselves.

Introducing our very special One Handed Cooks Kids Cooking Kits

These giveaway kits are packaged in a gorgeous polka dot tote or traditional kinder suitcase and include a mix of kids and adult utensils, play food, a handmade apron, recipe cards, and seeds to take your child from play-cook to home-chef in no time. We recommend all the loot in these kits, so go on and like their pages – they are products you will want to use yourself.

Each item will help your child to develop positive food associations and to understand the importance of eating natural, healthy food.

Kit 1:

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Kit 2:

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What’s In The Kits?

(Please note: kits vary slightly: two kits are housed in a suitcase and two in a polka dot bag, these will be allocated to the winners at random.)

Trunk & Orderly

Kinder Case:

The Trunk & Orderly Kinder Case is the perfect child-sized day bag, or storage for a favourite treasure collection. Trunk & Orderly make cases and storage furniture, using traditional bespoke case-making processes. The signature material is fibreboard- a super strong product used in luggage making for over a century and designed to withstand the rigours of adventure!

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Visit Trunk and Orderly’s website to view the other amazing cases, and don’t forget to like them on Facebook.

Bag Ladies 

Dotti Canvas Tote:

The brand new Dotty Canvas Tote Bag is an absolute winner! This oversize canvas tote is the perfect daily companion; it will take all of your crap, it won’t talk back and will always brighten up your day whether trudging to work or hitting the beach. Stylish with a sense of humour it is also durable, environmentally friendly and will last a lifetime; the perfect plastic bag alternative.

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To see more quirky bag’s visit the Bag Ladies website or like them on Facebook.

 

Indigo Lane Handmade 

Childs Apron:

Each one of the Indigo Lane Handmade aprons in the One Handed Cooks kits, has been lovingly handmade, using doeskin-coloured 100% cotton fabric, with hand-stitched edging to add a rustic look. Indigo Lane Handmade showcases one-off designs created by a passionate stay at home mum to three children who inspire her sewing.

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You can find Indigo Lane Handmade on Facebook where you will see all of the handmade products to choose from.

Mr Fothergills

Seed sets:

You can teach your kids a passion for gardening and respect for Mother Nature by getting them involved in gardening at a young age. The flora and fauna in the garden are fascinating to watch and can be of great educational value to a curious child. Nurture their budding interest by keeping the focus on fun.

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There are all sorts of amazing and wonderful gardening projects to do at any age, visit the Mr Fothergills website to find out more and like them on Facebook.

The Felt Food Chef

Felt food sandwiches:

Your little ones will have hours of fun cooking in their kitchens and buying groceries from their very own supermarket. From sandwiches, to pizza to yummy donuts, the possibilities are endless. Every item is designed and handmade by me with love. The Felt Food Chef uses a wool blend felt for the food because its biodegradable, fire resistant, and allergen free.

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To discover more of these gorgeous felt food delights you can find The Felt Food Chef on Facebook.

Tala Bakeware

Cookie Cutters:

Tala, masters of baking and icing since 1899, have introduced the Tala’s Mini Bakery collection to their product range. Baking has never been so much fun with these essential tools for any little chef. They have been especially created for little hands.

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To see the whole adorable Mini Bakery range visit the Tala website, or you can like them on Facebook.

Kuhn Rikon

10″ Rainbow Whisk:

Kuhn Rikon have reinvented the classic balloon whisk, a must-have for every kitchen. Featuring a stainless steel handle with colourful silicone whisk – heat resistant, non stick & non scratch.

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To find more amazing Kuhn Rikon products you can visit their website.

Zeal Silicone Spatula

Zeal Spatula:

Zeal is a high quality brand with 35 years experience in the field of professional kitchen products. All products are designed and developed to the highest possible standards. The spatulas come in a range of vibrant colours, and are extra thick for safe handling around the kitchen, withstands high temperatures using non-absorbent silicone material which  will not retain odours or flavours.

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You can see more amazing products from Zeal by visiting their website.

Dreamfarm Smood Masher

Smood Masher:

Smood is the ingeniously simple invention that you’ll wish was around decades ago. Smood gives you perfectly smooth and fluffy mash in seconds by trapping your food and forcing it through the thin gaps between Smood’s collapsing spring coils. Smood’s unique spring design absorbs any pounding impact so you can forget the painful jarring on your wrists too. Potato, avocado, baby food, even pumpkin – there’s no food that can’t be mashed in seconds with Smood.

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To see the Smood masher in action you can watch the demo video, and don’t forget to like them on Facebook.

Raco

Mini muffin pan:

RACO® makes cooking a breeze every time. RACO® A Taste for Life! Constructed from heavy gauge carbon steel for even heat distribution and long lasting performance. The two coats of non-stick combines silicone and polyester to allow easy food release every time. Raco products are all Dishwasher safe?For the ultimate in convenience, particularly for busy parents.

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You can find Raco products in the cookery section of most large department stores.

Momento  

Notebooks and Photo Recipe Cards:

The perfect gift is one designed by you and make with love by Momento, Australia’s first and finest photobook maker. Trust us to make your memories last forever.

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Visit Momento to see all their wonderful products online, and like them on Facebook.

Wheel and Barrow

Kids Rolling Pins:

At Wheel & Barrow we provide our customers with a shopping experience designed to eliminate confusion without limiting choice. Our buying team travels the world to ensure that Wheel & Barrow stores consistently have the best professional product ranges in Australia.

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For full product range visit the Wheel and Barrow website or like them on Facebook.

 

To WIN 1 of 4 Kits:

  • You must have an AUSTRALIAN POSTAL ADDRESS
  • You should be a fan of the Facebook Pages mentioned.
  • You must enter via the RAFFLECOPTER BOX below
  • You also must comment on this post and tell us “WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD TO COOK WITH THE KIDS?”
  • You must acknowledge that these kits require your full adult supervision and are not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
  • This is a game of skill. The winners will be awarded based on the strength of their answer to the question.
  • Giveaway runs until Sunday July 14th, 2013. FOUR WINNERS will be chosen and emailed within 48 hours they will also be announced on the blog.

So get your entries in now :) GOOD LUCK x

Note: All entries are automatically added to the One Handed Cooks mailing list. If you do not wish to be added you can simply unsubscribe at any time. 

This competition has now closed. The WINNERS are…

  • Samantha Yep
  • Val Gent
  • Sarah Seraiocco
  • Belinda Baker

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  1. posted by Stephanie on July 1, 2013

    Such a neat idea!!

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    • posted by nyrre on July 1, 2013

      We love to cook raspberry and apple crumble.
      pumpkin soup
      and our favourite is banana and honey muffins
      Happy cooking and gardening to all ””

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      • posted by nyree on July 1, 2013

        Isn’t this just the most awesome prizes.”””

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        • posted by nyree on July 1, 2013

          Cooking with family and spending time in the garden are special family memories to cherish

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    • posted by Belinda on July 1, 2013

      Gingerbread cookies with the kids, using all sorts of shapes and animals

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  2. posted by Kendyl on July 1, 2013

    Stuffed Jumbo pasta shells with Spinach and Ricotta.

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    • posted by Nikki on July 2, 2013

      Yum Kendyl! – I think I will be trying that
      We love to cook pizza, loaded with veggies of course

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  3. posted by Jen Wilkie on July 1, 2013

    Fruit and but balls with my 18mth old :) he eats while I roll….

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  4. posted by Louise Parker on July 1, 2013

    Banana and date muffins!

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  5. posted by Monica on July 1, 2013

    banana muffins! My son loves beating the eggs and mixing the ingredients together. It can get a bit messy, but we have so much fun cooking together

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  6. posted by Emma Morris on July 1, 2013

    Pita pizzas or apple banana muffins

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  7. posted by Kiri on July 1, 2013

    Any cakes, muffins & cookies are an obvious favourite but we have started making veggie rolls which the kids love.

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  8. posted by Rebecca on July 1, 2013

    Savoury muffins – especially zucchini and basil with cheese!

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  9. posted by Heidi Kurth on July 1, 2013

    The kids love anything where they can get their hands dirty but it’s got to be quick! So we often make Pumpkin Scones (with reduced sugar or argave instead of sugar!)

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  10. posted by Ann-Marie on July 1, 2013

    Muffins as they can help measure the ingredients, grate the apple, mash the banana and mix it all together.

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  11. posted by Jo S on July 1, 2013

    Pizza scrolls – they love helping!

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  12. posted by Amy on July 1, 2013

    I love making gluten free fritters and/or corn bread :) Get him to whisk the dry ingredients together while I do the wet and then we mix and spoon the mix out for corn bread (or I give him a pan and some cloth pieces to “cook” for the fritters) we both love the kitchen fun :)

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  13. posted by Kelly on July 1, 2013

    Apple Pies :)

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  14. posted by Jenny Muir on July 1, 2013

    Cookies;muffins; fairy cakes

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  15. posted by Kim Maitland on July 1, 2013

    My kids and I love to cook anything together. Although the more hands on they can get the better they enjoy it. Hand me down recipes from their Great Nanna are one of their best, which include her famous scone recipe. But cupcakes, slices, cakes, spaghetti, roasts and anything they get to taste test, they are both right there by my side=)

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  16. posted by denise on July 1, 2013

    my 8 year old granddaughter love making quiche with me she loves it she never use to like egg and ham before now this is the only way she will eat it

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  17. posted by Maree Frawley on July 1, 2013

    The kids and I love to cook bacon popovers together an easy and tasty treat that can be a snack or lunchbox idea.

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  18. posted by Donna Wilkinson on July 1, 2013

    Piklets & gingerbread men. My children & I always have a ball making & eating them afterwards. :D

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  19. posted by Sandy on July 1, 2013

    Rum balls minus the rum :-) so easy and hands on!

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  20. posted by Kathryn C on July 1, 2013

    Miss 4 and I love to bake cookies and cupcakes

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  21. posted by Shelly on July 1, 2013

    Stuffed zucchini from the vegie patch at home.

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  22. posted by Emma-Jo Brown on July 1, 2013

    We love to cook spaghetti Bol and choc mousse!!!

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  23. posted by Suzi on July 1, 2013

    Made pizza with Cinnia the other day, but only about a quarter of the toppings made it to the pizza…

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  24. posted by Haley Porteous on July 1, 2013

    Max and I love to make cupcakes, biscuits, and he loves to mix the mixture of shredded vege patties, loves to get his hands in the mix!!!

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  25. posted by Yvette Bowyer on July 1, 2013

    We love baking cookies – making different flavours, shapes and letters and then decorating them!

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  26. posted by Tammy on July 1, 2013

    We love making chic chip bikkies – can’t say all the mixture makes it though :)

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  27. posted by Kim on July 1, 2013

    My little boy Jack has loved cooking from the minute he could sit on a kitchen stool and hold a spatula! We cook everything together – from muffins to meat balls, from pesto to pumpkin soup, from tabouli to tacos! No recipe is too hard or too complicated for us as we love the experience! My little boy even likes the cleaning at the end of it all, I just hope I can keep up his enthusiasm into his teenage years!!!

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  28. posted by alison briggs on July 1, 2013

    Master 4 loves helping with everything and anything in the kitchen but his favourite’s are home made pizza and raspberry and white choc muffins. I think it’s because he loves eating all the ingredients as we go.

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  29. posted by Susan on July 1, 2013

    Both my boys (aged 4 and 2.5) love cooking and we do lots of it! Their favourites would probably be pikelets, muffins and pizza.

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  30. posted by Mindo Koerber on July 1, 2013

    anything with pasta or noodles

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  31. posted by Annie on July 1, 2013

    My two little girls and I like to make our own pizza together

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  32. posted by Stacey Gibson on July 1, 2013

    My daughter loves berries and we have a pie maker so we’ve just started experimenting with apple and berry pies.

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  33. posted by Ang on July 1, 2013

    I love to cook with my girls from cakes to slices, muffins, cupcakes, but my fav to make with them is cookies we add lots of different types of ingredients to make many types at different cookies

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  34. posted by Africanaussie on July 1, 2013

    chocolate cupcakes, with icing of course! We talk about how these are made with no artificial ingredients, or preservatives, so we know what goes into them.

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  35. posted by Sarah on July 1, 2013

    Cookies or pancakes…

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  36. posted by Valerie on July 1, 2013

    My little girl loves pancakes, bread and cookies so do I.

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  37. posted by Stacey Kirsch on July 1, 2013

    My baby is still cooking, but when I was real little, I was the queen of baking scones…feather light scones from an old Womens Weekly cookbook, (that I stole from Mum many years ago)… they were delicious..

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  38. posted by Melissa on July 1, 2013

    My 4yo and I make apple pikelets, lemon & sultana cookies and homemade muesli bars together. He would be involved in EVERYTHING in the kitchen if he could ????

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  39. posted by Gina on July 1, 2013

    Pikelets! The big ones are teaching the little ones too now!

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  40. posted by Charmaine on July 1, 2013

    We love cooking snacks like muffins and biscuits, any of the fantastic recipes on your page :)

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  41. posted by Ariani on July 1, 2013

    Ginger Bread Man. My boys love to cut the dough with cookie cutter and decorate them. And eating them of course :)

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  42. posted by Courtney on July 1, 2013

    We love cooking Cakes and cupcakes, of course my daughters faveourite bit it making the washing up that little bit easier on mummy by licking the bowl and spoons! haha <3

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  43. posted by Sam on July 1, 2013

    We love to cook banana bread, and meatballs

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  44. posted by Lauren on July 1, 2013

    My son and I love to make banana muffins.
    He also likes to make pizza with his Daddy! :)

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  45. posted by Samantha Yep on July 1, 2013

    Home made pizza.
    My little ones pride and joy is her vegetable garden. Squeals of delight as things start to sprout up. Hahah she has even added a fairy garden to it with the hope some fairies will visit and enjoy her vegetable garden (sweetie).
    We love a home made pizza. So much fun in making the dough and waiting for it to rise. Then adding her delights from the garden (which generally end up with a few nibbles from her before making it to the pizza, I don’t complain)
    Then into the oven our creation to, with discussions as to which other vegetables should be grown for more pizza parties
    :D

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  46. posted by Jenny on July 1, 2013

    Banana pancakes…yum!

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  47. posted by Carla on July 1, 2013

    Mr 2 likes to help with anything involving measuring cups and spoons. Our fave is banana and apple muffins.

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  48. posted by Emily Seneviratne on July 1, 2013

    I like making treats so I know much fat, sugar etc has gone into them and to show my nearly 3 y/o daughter that treats can be healthy and yummy. Apricot balls are my favourite and my daughter helps by making the balls and rolling them in coconut. Because she rolls the balls she owns them and it becomes a big deal for her, and fun to eat too!

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  49. posted by sue on July 1, 2013

    Sushi rolls!

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  50. posted by Bek Tucker on July 1, 2013

    I love to cook spag bol with the kids its an easy recipie for younger ones and you can put lots of yummy stuff in there like grated carrot, baked beans, peas and corn

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  51. posted by Georgia on July 1, 2013

    Scrambled eggs! Harry loves helping whisk it all together and pour it in the pan. Not quite up to cracking the eggs for mum yet though :) I can’t wait till he can help with more in the kitchen and what an awesome pack to get him started!

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  52. posted by Kim m on July 2, 2013

    My kids love cooking spag bol and chocolate cakes with me, I oove cooking with them, as long as I ignore the mess!

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  53. posted by Jo Johnson on July 2, 2013

    My son loves helping me cook banana and choc chip cookies (mainly so he can steal the choc chips!), but my daughter is a tad more adventurous in the kitchen, although not so much with eating what she eats! Her favourite thing to cook at the moment is Lasagne Roll Ups!

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  54. posted by Nisreen on July 2, 2013

    Love to bake cakes and make cookies with my kids, it’s always a pleasure time.

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  55. posted by Jocelyn Turner on July 2, 2013

    I love to cook with my grandkids, so mostly it is cakes and cookies, although pikelets are a real favourite. All the kids love to have their turn at cooking and all do a great job!

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  56. posted by kirsty on July 2, 2013

    Any type of cookies or brownies are a hit in our house and acknowledge safety concerns above.

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  57. posted by Stephanie young on July 2, 2013

    Sweet and savoury scrolls, one child kneads the other fills the scrolls and I finish but doing the “Mummy scroll roll”

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  58. posted by Aileen on July 2, 2013

    We love making Pizza together. But we need to spend more time together in the kitchen so following your page now for inspiration.

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  59. posted by Tabitha on July 2, 2013

    We love to make cake together.
    It can be any flavours as long as there is batter to lick – all is good in the world!

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  60. posted by Zoe I on July 2, 2013

    We love to cook sweet chilli chicken nachos
    Its a simple, easy & very delicious to make
    Our favourite Friday night meal

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  61. posted by Claire on July 2, 2013

    Biscuits, gingerbread cookies, cupcakes :)

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  62. posted by Narelle Rock on July 2, 2013

    I really love teaching them how to make meals like spaghetti bolognese, lasagne and curries, having them know how to make healthy and nutritious meals for when they get older and leave home is comforting for me, I would hate them to live off take away and 2 minute noodles like I did when I moved out!

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  63. posted by Michelle on July 2, 2013

    We love to cook Raspberry and White Chocolate muffins. They are wonderful to freeze and get out for the school lunchbox.

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  64. posted by Kylie Chapman on July 2, 2013

    We love to cook pizzas as a family! Awesome prize :) Thanks

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  65. posted by Joselle Griffin on July 2, 2013

    At the moment my favorite thing to cook with my little one is pancakes, easy to do and with a quick result!

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  66. posted by Fiona King on July 2, 2013

    I recently discovered One Handed Cooks and my son and I have been working our way thorugh the receipes, he likes the lasange and beef & lentil ragu but his hands down favorite is the muesli bars, I have never seen a child shove so much in their mouth in one go!

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  67. posted by Sarah on July 2, 2013

    My 2yo helps me make pancakes, he loves stirring the mix and gets a sense of satisfaction out of eating the end product! I think his pancakes are better than my own!

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  68. posted by Nicole on July 2, 2013

    Chocolate cupcakes & weetbix slice : )

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  69. posted by Rachel on July 2, 2013

    These are the most gorgeous little gifts I have ever seen!! Finally someone putting together something that teaches our kids the skills they need while being super cute and far from boring! We love to make blueberry pancakes together and these kits would make that job even more exciting ;)

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  70. posted by hesterd on July 2, 2013

    Kids: the more they cook, the less fussy eaters they become

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  71. posted by Angie Boylan on July 2, 2013

    My kids love making lamingtons, mixing and baking the sponge and then our little conveyor line of chocolate dipping, coconut rolling and packing in a container, then of course eating!

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  72. posted by Erica on July 2, 2013

    My toddler loves to help his papa peel frozen bananas and then blend them all up for our morning smoothies :)

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  73. posted by Yu Ling on July 2, 2013

    I love cooking salmon with tomatoes and carrots for Elliot my 16 month old. It’s his favourite food and it’s so quick to make. Elliot stands on the step ladder to watch me cook or prepare food. Not only does he enjoy watching and joining in, he loves picking up the tasty morsels on the counter to taste and eat.

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  74. posted by Megan on July 2, 2013

    Muffins and cookies, but anything that involves measuring and pouring and stirring!

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  75. posted by Jessie Hay on July 2, 2013

    They love baking biscuits and there are so many different jobs that I can get more than one child to help from the younger ones through to my teens- and enjoying a glass of milk and the end result is always the favourite part! :)

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  76. posted by Tammy Moore on July 2, 2013

    Thankfully my best friend and sister bake with my two cherubs, as i am no chef – the favourite being cupcakes.

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  77. posted by Sarah on July 2, 2013

    Cake.

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  78. posted by Jemima on July 2, 2013

    My girls 11 & 13 are a BIG part of my business. They make all the muffins & cakes for my birthday parties & baby showers.

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  79. posted by Belinda Baker on July 2, 2013

    We love to cook pikelets, lots of measuring and pouring in of ingredients and then stirring so that my 4 boys can all help. We then take turns on deciding what to add to them. Choc chips are very popular, as is mashed banana or blueberries.

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  80. posted by Val G on July 2, 2013

    My sons and I love making Chinese dumplings… They look so cute pinching the wonton wrappers together (faces in concentration).

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  81. posted by Simone - diggers and dandelions on July 2, 2013

    My boys love to help cook their snacks for school… Easy but cookies, muffins etc….. Just getting them excited to be in the kitchen and what is in their lunch box is a win win… Ps we also take in some for the teachers…..

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  82. posted by Ann M Sculley on July 2, 2013

    Banana Bread is my daughters favourite to cook ,usually anything that involves licking the bowl is a treat for her to make :)

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  83. posted by Veronica Hind on July 2, 2013

    Our weekly banana bread, which we’ve recently discovered is amazing with two tablespoons of maple syrup added.

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  84. posted by AmberB on July 2, 2013

    Cupcakes – fun to make, and even more fun to decorate!

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  85. posted by Stephanie Veljanovska on July 2, 2013

    Our Latest Favourite to make is his Favourite Food at the moment Pumpkin Soup he is a Great Assistant.

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  86. posted by FeRoza on July 2, 2013

    Mini Pizzas are a hit because they all have different tastes. Every is happy for once.

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  87. posted by Amber on July 3, 2013

    So adorable!
    My 2 year olds favourite things to cook are Home made Muffin Pizzas, chic Chip cookies and Banana Cake, but she is by far the best Pizza maker around!!!

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  88. posted by Marianne Allen on July 3, 2013

    We love trying to bake new cupcakes, muffins and slices to add to lunchboxes for school and preschool.

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  89. posted by Melissa Imeson on July 3, 2013

    My 2 year old loves helping me make no bake oat balls – delish!!

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  90. posted by madeline on July 3, 2013

    We like making easy fake pancakes! Simply a banana and 2 eggs mixed really well in the blender and fried in coconut oil :) we also love ‘cooking’ cakes with the leaves and mud outside :)

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  91. posted by Gemma Westacott Blair on July 4, 2013

    Old fashioned Jam Drop Biscuits just like Granny use to make.
    The kids have so much fun making them as they’re so hands on – and you can’t really get them too wrong!
    Stirring the mixture, rolling it into little biscuit balls, pressing your fingers in to make the holes for the jam etc. Lots of easy tasks for them to get involved in from a young age.
    And they’re so yummy as well! Nom nom!

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  92. posted by Jade on July 4, 2013

    Mr 2yr old B and I thoroughly enjoy baking healthy muesli slice with all the good stuff in it i.e. superfoods ;)

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  93. posted by Kim Gannon on July 4, 2013

    I can’t find the post we are meant to comment on if anyone can please tell the date?

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    • posted by Allie on July 5, 2013

      You’re commenting on it :)

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  94. posted by Natalie Stoute on July 4, 2013

    Firstly… I do acknowledge that these kits require full adult supervision and are not suitable for children under 5 years of age.

    Secondly, my favourite thing to cook with the kids is cakes. They love the whole ritual of pre-heating the oven, getting out the ingredients, measuring, mixing, pouring and of course, licking those beaters! I let them be creative with the icing, adding food colouring to vanilla frosting, using coconut, hundreds and thousands or whatever seems within reason on the icing. They’ve even gone with grated carrot which actually tasted okay on icing!

    Cooking with my boys is one of my favourite pastimes and I look forward to cooking up a storm with them these school holidays.

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  95. posted by sharni montgomery on July 4, 2013

    I love cooking pizza with the kids each time a blank canvas of yummy art!

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  96. posted by Annemarie on July 4, 2013

    Savoury muffins. Although I have to grate extra cheese as my son loves to eat it before it makes it into the mixture.

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  97. posted by Kathleen O'Connor on July 5, 2013

    My son loves baking cookies with me

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  98. posted by Leanne on July 5, 2013

    We love to make cupcakes together..

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  99. posted by Michelle on July 5, 2013

    Banana bread, I have a real fussy eater but he loves cooking and eating banana bread

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  100. posted by Jaimi Layt on July 5, 2013

    My girls and I love to bake…anything and everything :)

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  101. posted by Christine Zuvich on July 5, 2013

    My 3.5 year old loves to help cook.
    Some of our favs include; homemade pizza, zucchini slice, & banana muffins.

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  102. posted by Melissa on July 5, 2013

    At the moment muffins and sultana and oat cookies. He loves to stir and eat the raw mix!

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  103. posted by Mellie on July 5, 2013

    At the moment my little one loves my pasta e fagioli (borlotti bean, potato and pasta minestrone). I’m so happy that she absolutely loves it and gobbles it up wholeheartedly. This is a dish my Nonna (Italian grandmother) used to make for me when I was a baby. It’s total healthy comfort food.

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  104. posted by Jaime on July 5, 2013

    My boys love making pancakes

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  105. posted by Jaiya on July 5, 2013

    My little one likes to help with every thing in the kitchen! we make porridge every morning & he helps by tipping the ingredients into the pot mixing and stirring , squeezing orange juice is one of his faves :) he even likes to help make tea by putting the tea bags in the cups for mummy .. He’s happy if he’s helping :)

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  106. posted by Nadine maher on July 5, 2013

    Pizza is all the rage at our house, the kids love to choose their own toppings!

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  107. posted by Merryn Anderson on July 5, 2013

    Our four children love to make their own pizzas, they love creating funny faces with fresh ingredients and then watching the cheese turn all bubbly and gooey as it cooks in the oven. Nothing better than eating your own creation.

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  108. posted by Keirsten on July 5, 2013

    I acknowledge that the kits require adult supervision.
    Our favourite thing to cook is banana bread. Smooshing the bananas and mixing it all together. Then eating it warm out of the oven with lashings of butter. Yum!!

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  109. posted by Bianca Moore on July 5, 2013

    Miss 6 likes making cupcakes and likes eating them even more!

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  110. posted by Claire Lewis on July 5, 2013

    My daughter and I love to bake together and make treats that remind me of my childhood, but I really try to involve her most often in preparing and cooking dinner. This gives me an opportunity to talk to her about foods, health and nutrition while she samples different vegetables and assists with peeling, chopping and stirring.

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  111. posted by Kylie on July 5, 2013

    I love to cook jam drops with my kids!

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  112. posted by Jen on July 5, 2013

    Berry muffins. My three year old loves getting her hands in the mixture!

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  113. posted by Emma on July 5, 2013

    My kids and I love to make pikelets – quick, easy and always have the ingredients on hand! My boys can help by adding the ingredients, mixing the batter and pouring the mix into the frypan. This prize would add even more fun to our cooking adventures!

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  114. posted by Amanda McCartney on July 5, 2013

    My 3.5 DD has been cooking with me since she was about 2. We go through cook books and make various things together from baking to preparing and cooking dinner. But what she loves the most is our weekly cookies as she loves to create different shapes. She also loves going out into the vegetable gardens and eating the peas, beans and tomatoes straight from the garden, we get very little to actually cook with.

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  115. posted by Mellisa on July 5, 2013

    My girls love cooking Banana Cake / Muffins with White Chocolate Chips ……. as long as they get to taste at every step and finish with the licking of the bowl and beaters :)

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  116. posted by Crystal McFarlane on July 5, 2013

    my daughter loves baking cupcakes with me – she puts on the apron and hat and loves eating the batter :)

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  117. posted by Marla McInerney on July 6, 2013

    Chicken Schnitzels with accompanying vegetables/salad picked straight from the garden !

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  118. posted by Vicky on July 6, 2013

    We have just started to cook together and our first was Chocolate Brownies!! This kit would be awesome for our next adventure.

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  119. posted by Peta Williams on July 6, 2013

    I’ve only recently included my 20 month old in cooking. He stirs the mixture when we make cakes or biscuits. He likes to explore the utensils drawer and plastics cupboard. I’ve started introducing a bit of responsibility in that I ask him to get his bowl or plate out when I’m serving him some food. We have a lemon tree and he enjoys playing with the picked lemons (or balls as he calls them).

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  120. posted by Fiona on July 6, 2013

    We love making our own pasta, messy and fun, but a tasty meal at the end!

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  121. posted by Joanne Williams on July 6, 2013

    My 4 year old and I love to cook scrambled eggs with quinoa, a bit of cheese, baby spinach and mushrooms on toast. Yum! She knows it is very good and healthy for her. Tastes good too. My daughter helping in the kitchen also encourages her to eat what she helped make. It’s great! :)

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  122. posted by Kirsty on July 7, 2013

    Cooking with me, my daughter’s favourite is apple crumble with vanilla custard – with the apples from our tree and eggs from our chooks. But with Daddy, her favourite is easily pancakes!

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  123. posted by Amanda Cooper on July 7, 2013

    There is so much to choose from, we love cooking biscuits, scones, pretty much anything that requires flour and getting dirty :)

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  124. posted by Gabbi on July 8, 2013

    My 2yr and I LOVE make porridge in the morning and more importantly she LOVES eating it! (major progress as she is a bit fussy with her food…) :)

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  125. posted by Fran on July 9, 2013

    Fritters but the kids know them as pancakes!! The kids can help mix and stir and I can sneak in a few vegies. And you can make them with just a few ingredients depending on what’s in the pantry and fridge. Win win!

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  126. posted by Sarah Gladman on July 9, 2013

    Pikelets! with blueberries quick and easy as attention span can be short. My 3year old likes to mix everything in and then try and sneak to eat the blueberries and batter while I cook them.

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  127. posted by Amy McKenzie on July 9, 2013

    My boy loves cooking in general. His favourite thing at the moment is to help me prepare the veggies so I give him a safety knife and a carrot or capsicum whilst making dinner.

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  128. posted by Kellie on July 9, 2013

    I love making lentil soup with my little girl because she helps me collect the ingredients from the garden! =)

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  129. posted by Llynden on July 9, 2013

    My son loves making apple turnovers after seeing it on Playschool.

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  130. posted by Tammy on July 9, 2013

    My son loves to cook his favourite Jam Drop bikkies and loves to use is little finger to make all the holes for the jam.

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  131. posted by Sara on July 9, 2013

    My boys love baking sweet treats so we make lots of cakes and muffins- just so that they can lick the bowl I think!

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  132. posted by Tara Bourke on July 9, 2013

    We love cooking sweets. Mostly cakes, my daughter loves mixing everything up.

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  133. posted by Karina on July 9, 2013

    Awesome idea!

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  134. posted by Christina Kuruvilla on July 9, 2013

    My daughter & I love to cook anything from her Dora the Explorer little cooks magazines! Her favs are Banana muffins, butterfly shaped cakes & cheese bikkies!

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  135. posted by Rachel T on July 9, 2013

    Cake!! My language delayed 3 year old woke up one day and suddenly said “make cake???” So of course, we did!

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  136. posted by Amy on July 9, 2013

    Blueberry pancakes and anything she can chop

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  137. posted by Lauren Fewtrell on July 9, 2013

    Jam drops for something sweet.
    Savoury muffins for the healthy days.

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  138. posted by Michalie on July 9, 2013

    Pizza is the best fun with my toddler – home made dough and fun doing all the toppings yummo

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  139. posted by Meg Hartley on July 9, 2013

    My 20month old and I love to cook gluten/dairy free banana pancakes and have just started making the OHC apple and banana muffins together. My daughter has already learnt to crack the eggs in both these recipes and just loves to cook!

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  140. posted by Nadine maher on July 9, 2013

    I love to make banana and date mousse with my two terrors!

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  141. posted by Sandra Simpson on July 9, 2013

    I have 3 boys..the eldest ones always want to help cook cakes and biscuits with me and my youngest always wants to lick the spoon :)

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  142. posted by Meg Chapman on July 9, 2013

    We love making tacos!

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  143. posted by Ronnie on July 9, 2013

    My 7 year old son enjoys reading the recipe and doing most of it by himself so something like jam drop biscuits are his currrent favourite. My 4 year old daughter love to roll dough with her hands so together we love making Bliss Balls (I have the recipe memorised!!) And my 18 month old enjoys preparing beans (well she has a baby child friendly knife and she mostly eats the beans). When all three are cooking together spelt bread rolls are the hands down favourite as they offer something for each of their personalities.

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  144. posted by Sophia on July 9, 2013

    CAKE! Always cake :)
    Devilish cakes, angel cakes, naughty cakes, nice cakes!
    My kids love to help mix and measure and of course taste test and lick the beaters. I want my kids to love all foods and love to cook. We must be doing something right because my 12 year old recently found a recipe he liked in a magazine while waiting at the doctors surgery. He asked the receptionist if he could rip out the page and brought it home. My little chef wrote out a shopping list for Dad and cook gourmet tacos for the family. Now he want to be responsible for cooking once a week.

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  145. posted by Kristi Grigg on July 9, 2013

    My kids all love to help out in the kitchen but my Mr 4′s favourite thing to make is his signature, from scratch, beef stroganoff! Plus any sweet things he can lick the bowl of!

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  146. posted by Michelle Yost on July 9, 2013

    My little girl is only 19 months old but is already obsessed with food and is a great help in the kitchen! We love making Blueberry buckwheat pancakes & she’s a pro with the whisk (although she’d love her own). She loves pressing the button on the blender for our ‘nana smoothies too :) Winning this pack would be such a blessing (and super exciting)!

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  147. posted by Nicola on July 9, 2013

    Miss 5 loves to make sushi. She said on her pre school report that she was special because she cooks banana and apple muffins and sushi for her lunch for preschool!

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  148. posted by Anna on July 9, 2013

    Birthday cakes…my little 2 year old girl loves a party and the cake is always the highlight for her. We made a chocolate cake for her daddy’s birthday and a giant chocolate and vanilla cupcake for her little brother’s first birthday. She had a ball decorating them and of course sampling throughout:)

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  149. posted by Melissa Archer on July 9, 2013

    We LOVE to make Weetbix Slice!
    Munch, crunch…it’s oh so nice!
    We’re Aussie kids, Weetbix kids,
    ”what shall we bake’…..We don’t think twice!

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  150. posted by Jo on July 10, 2013

    Without a doubt, one of our favourite food activities is making pizzas for dinner. They love rolling the dough, and adding their own topping. Another favourite is making fruit scones, usually rolling the dough into shapes like dinosaurs and caterpillars. I’m definitely seeing a ‘dough’ theme here lately, lol :-)

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  151. posted by kylie on July 10, 2013

    I’m sorry but my kids and I don’t have a particular favourite dish. I prefer them to help with anything that is Baked as they can help with adding portions and mixing. It’s been a slow process but I want them to join me willingly and be happy about it.

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  152. posted by sapna on July 10, 2013

    pizzas are our favourite thing to cook together with kids. Kids help me to make the dough , I chop the vegetables and then they love to place the chesse and veges and make faces on pizzas and then I put it in the oven …I love being creative with kids in the kitchen.

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  153. posted by Karen.E on July 10, 2013

    We love making either blueberry or banana muffins every Sunday we make them up as mini for the lunch boxes or large for hubby to take to work. Then the kiddies fight over who’s licking the bowl or spoon :-)

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  154. posted by Kath E. on July 12, 2013

    we love to cook cakes with the kids. They love to cook them (and eat them!) and my 4 year old is now better at making biscuits than I am!

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  155. posted by Vanessa McCarthy on July 12, 2013

    I love cooking everything with my son, so long as it is safe for him, we cook together. I want him to have knowledge and skills in the art of cooking in hope he will one day cook for his children, many years from now (he is 22 months). Our favourite is mixing batter so he loves making clean and healthy apple and cinnamon muffins and cocoa, banana and coconut pancakes.

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  156. posted by Kirsten Gazard on July 12, 2013

    My eldest (8) will have a go at anything with me, but particularly baking – she can handle cakes & biscuits alone (from scratch). Her favorite is a sticky date & chocolate cake. My youngest (3) is the pancake master, along with scrambled eggs, muffins etc. We’re homeschoolers, so cooking is part of our curriculum – it’s awesome

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  157. posted by Barbara on July 12, 2013

    A rainbow sponge cake is always a huge hit. The colours are magical

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  158. posted by Jasmine N on July 12, 2013

    Ham and cheese pinwheels;
    The easiest of meals;
    Quick, easy snack;
    Always keeps you coming back

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  159. posted by Charlotte on July 12, 2013

    Cupcakes win all the time!

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  160. posted by Jessica on July 12, 2013

    My son is in love with corn & peas. He loves making chicken & corn soup with me. We load it up with lots of other veg & he likes a scoop of fresh steamed rice in it for dinner. He also loves making & eating Anzac biscuits with me and cup cakes- though I think he’s more interested in organising the pattie cases than making the filling!

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  161. posted by Holly on July 12, 2013

    We love to make and decorate cupcakes and cookies! As a special treat :)
    My 4 yo loves to help in the kitchen, I find he is more likely to eat his dinner if he helps make it!

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  162. posted by Laura on July 12, 2013

    I acknowledge that adult supervision is required for the kit. :)
    My favourite thing to make with my children’ is my great grandmother’s gnocchi. When I was little she used to make it with me and now I get to make it with them. Being a typical Italian grandmother, she never used measurements, just a handful of this and a handful of that (apparently a ‘handful’ is a measurement of weight in Italy, lol). And that is just how I teach my kids to make this recipe – to go by look and feel. Its a lovely thing that food can connect generations. Although my children never got to meet my great grandmother, I am able to pass on a little bit of her to them and we talk about her when we make this recipe. And hopefully one day my children will be able to teach this recipe to their kids. :)

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  163. posted by Sarah D on July 12, 2013

    My three-year-old daughter loves to help with EVERYTHING! Cracking eggs is her favourite, so baking, pancakes, omelettes etc have her at the bench on her stool, ready to go. She also loves helping to make pizza. She gets a bit of dough to shape and cuts up mushrooms and cheese with her toddler knife for the toppings.

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  164. posted by Jackie on July 12, 2013

    I love making zucchini slice – so many skills in making that one dish – grating, measuring, stirring, pouring, cracking eggs, and then the patience of waiting for it to cook :-)

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  165. posted by Sarah Seraiocco on July 12, 2013

    My favorite meal to cook with my daughter is “dinner”! She wakes up every afternoon ready to help- she loves filling and rolling cannellonis, whisking and cracking eggs, sifting and stirring flour- but her favorite secret ingredient to add to every meal is “hair” from her little cress hair men on the window ledge- such funny looks when dad or nanna asks what’s in her cooking and she says “yummy hair”!

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  166. posted by Carly T on July 12, 2013

    I have two young girls (14 months & 3.5 years) whom I’d love to teach to bake & cook but we haven’t spent much time in the kitchen together as yet. I love to make cakes, scones, pikelets, pizza, bread and cookies. This competition has inspired me to pass the mixing bowl to my eldest and let her have a go. Thank you!

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  167. posted by Narelle Rock on July 13, 2013

    so many things we love to make, biscuits, cupcakes, desserts to main dishes like spaghetti bolognese, lasagne and shepherds pie,the kids love cooking and I love teaching them how to cook great tasting, healthy meals!

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  168. posted by Rebecca A on July 13, 2013

    Chic chip biscuits is our Sunday afternoon tea in our house weekly ritual.

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  169. posted by Jessica Tucker on July 13, 2013

    We love the pick and mix muffins, because my daughter chooses the yummy things to add. She is a huge fan of cheese carrot and zucchini, and happily helps clean up any extra grated bits as we cook. Her favorite thing is to wear mummy’s apron and ‘mix’ the bowl of goodies with a big spoon.

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  170. posted by Sallyann Silver on July 13, 2013

    Our favourite thing at the moment to cook is Honey Joys! Miss 4 loves putting on the sprinkles.

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  171. posted by lisa on July 13, 2013

    mine love to cook brownies an nachos also cookies an cupcakes

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  172. posted by Caryn Turner on July 13, 2013

    My kids love cooking lots of things with me but my favourite would have to be chocolate self saucing pudding. My kids still can’t work out how pouring hot water over a cake mix ends up turning into pudding with chocolate sauce

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  173. posted by Maree on July 13, 2013

    With two little (hungry) boys, we have perfected making our own pizza from scratch. Even our smallest can participate and put his own pizza toppings on. Great comp!

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  174. posted by Melinda Di Palma on July 13, 2013

    I love making cakes with my son. He loves to turn the mixer on and pour all the ingredients in. The best part about it is licking the bowl.

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  175. posted by Jemimah I on July 13, 2013

    My favourite thing to cook with my four year old is normally choc chip cookies or carrot cake. She also loves helping me make pizza dough and any kind of cooking really but especially baking :-)

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  176. posted by vicki boyle on July 13, 2013

    Our kid love cooking Banana muffins they love smashing the bananas, and nachos they layer the nachos and have fun with it

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  177. posted by Jodie H on July 13, 2013

    We love making pizzas, the kids have so much fun making the dough, watching it rise (like magic) and kneeling it!
    It’s always exciting to see what new things taste good, and after helping prepare all the toppings the kids are always so proud of their efforts once the pizza comes put of the oven soley made by them ;-) .

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  178. posted by Keren on July 13, 2013

    Our favourite thing to cook is choc chip biscuits, fried rice and meatballs and spaghetti. My boys love helping and I love teaching them about the joy of cooking.

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  179. posted by Kate Holberton on July 13, 2013

    My son loves cracking eggs, which doesn’t always go so well, and he loves mixing, we made healthy oat pancakes together this morning. From quite a young age he has always enjoyed helping to chop up vegetables under my supervision and has said on a number of occasions that he would love to be a chef! He also loves to help by putting garlic cloves in the garlic crusher and Parmesan cheese in the Parmesan cheese grater. He has just turned 5 and is about to start school in a week, where has the time gone!

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  180. posted by Jessica on July 13, 2013

    My son is only 16 months old so we haven’t had too many opportunities to ‘cook’ with him, but I make cheese and Vegemite scrolls and he sprinkles some cheese on the pastry before it’s cooked.

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  181. posted by corrine on July 13, 2013

    We love booking every week on Mondays we prepare snacks for the rest me the week. At the moment my little girls favourite things are our banana cake and anzac slice.

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  182. posted by Natalie on July 13, 2013

    Sushi, we make hand rolls with lot’s of yummy things like avocado, chicken and by request a few prawns :).

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  183. posted by Dani @ A Wishful Whimsy on July 13, 2013

    My favourite thing to cook with my kids is those recipes that have been passed down or that I created with either my Mum or my Nan whilst growing up. I look back fondly on these times and it brings back so many happy memories that it just makes the time spent with the kids all that more special because I can tell them all about my Nan/Mum and my childhood too.. Brings up so many interesting conversations! Special times with special people .

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  184. posted by Renae Simpson on July 14, 2013

    My 4 year old loves to make apple crumble as we eat some apple as I chop it and he loves to mix the crumble. We are all (the 4 year old and the 2 year old) involved in making Vegetarian Sausage Rolls. I chop, the 4 year old mixes and the 2 year old loves to brush or paint the pastry. They are also very yummy to eat!!

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