Kids Culinary Creations for the Holidays

With the winter holidays approaching, parents usually begin to think about the plethora of holiday gifts they need to buy for their friends and family. This year, instead of spending hours of your time at a crowded mall and fighting for a parking space, why not spend some quality time with your kids in the kitchen at home.Ever since I had children of my own, I have found gift giving to be easier than ever. Simply give the kids some clay or paint and paper, and voila! A gift is born. While beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, most of these “wonderful” child creations are appreciated and received with joy. It IS the thought that counts, after all. Bring that same concept into the kitchen with your children this holiday season - but expect fantastic results that will truly be a culinary delight!

Since nearly everyone loves chocolate, why not create a layered hot cocoa mix, complete with a personal tag from your child. Give this recipe a try and dazzle your friends and family.

Visit the What's Cooking Blog for a delicious recipe for Peppermint Stick Hot Cocoa recipe.

Michelle Stern is the owner of What’s Cooking ( , a Certified Green business that offers healthy and seasonal cooking classes and birthday parties to children of all ages in the San Francisco Bay Area. In her online shop you’ll find unique sustainable gifts and party favors as well as What’s Cooking Weekly ( , an online menu service offering recipes, grocery lists and tips on making cooking with your kids fun and simple.


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