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Day 15 {Fun Food Toys}

October 15, 2013 duchessoffork 3

As hard as it is to believe, the holidays are just around the corner. If you’re racking your brain about what to get your tiny tots, consider the gift of food. Play food, that is. As I mentioned before, Julia has a play kitchen that she adores. I also bought a ton of pl …

Day 14 {The Lunch Bunch}

October 14, 2013 duchessoffork 3

One aspect of Julia’s eating where I really struggle is lunch. I seem to get in a rut of things that I can quickly prepare that I know she’ll eat. I know this isn’t the greatest approach if I want her to remain adventurous with food, so I’m trying to b …

Day 12 {Butterfly Snack Packs}

October 13, 2013 duchessoffork 0

For Day 12 of 31 Days of Cooking with my Kids, I’m showing you these easy and fun butterfly snack packs. I actually made these while volunteering at a Boys and Girls Club event recently and the kids went crazy for them! What you’ll need: snack size ziplocks small …

Day 11 {Wild Rice with Cranberries and Feta}

October 11, 2013 duchessoffork 2

Julia’s favorite way to help me in the kitchen is to stir. Even if she’s not stirring the ingredients I’m working with, she loves to have her own little bowl and spoon. I’ll toss a few cheerios or raisins in it and let her stir and sample all she wants …

Day 10 {Suppertime Scramble}

October 10, 2013 duchessoffork 1

Oh goodness. I blinked and here it is October 10th. I unintentionally skipped days 8 and 9. Maybe I’ll make them up. Probably not. Hey, such is life. I’m loving this 31 Days series, but I won’t let it tie me down! Each Thursday I give my pantry and freezer a …

Day 7 {Baby Led Weaning: Take 2}

October 8, 2013 duchessoffork 2

I jumped aboard the Baby Led Weaning band wagon when Julia was about 7 months old and never looked back. I wrote all about our experience here. Basically, it’s just the idea that by 6 months of age, kids can begin experimenting with “real” food instead of pu …

Day 6 {Banana Butterfly}

October 6, 2013 duchessoffork 1

The other day I posted a few kid-friendly Pinterest food ideas that I want to make this month. I’m wasting no time…I brought one of them to life at the breakfast table just a few days ago. If you’ve got a banana, pretzels, and raisins on hand, go ahead and m …

Day 5 {Cookie Cutter Wonder}

October 6, 2013 duchessoffork 2

Eating has become a major battle with Julia recently. She wants to snack all day, then refuses a real meal. I’ve been racking my brain at ways to get her interested in food again (this child used to eat everything under the sun), so I decided to try out some cookie cutt …

Day 4 {Simple Salsa Chicken}

October 4, 2013 duchessoffork 3

As much as I love having Julia “help” me cook, sometimes I just need to get in the kitchen and get down to business. As many of you know, it can be hard to get dinner on the table with a crying baby and a toddler who is into EVERY.SINGLE.THING. The other night I t …

Day 3 {A Little Pinspiration}

October 3, 2013 duchessoffork 0

For Day 3 of Cooking with My Kids, I’m taking a cue from none other than Pinterest. I’ve had a “Kiddo Food” board for a while now and I’ve found some really fun ideas. I thought I’d share a few here in hopes that we’ll get around to m …