Cooking with Kids can be enjoyable quality time together, and a cold winter like this is a solid reason to stay indoors and make comfort food, right?!  So we started researching for you novel ideas other than slow-cooker a.k.a. “Crock Pot” recipes, and the typical baked goods.

Find inspiration recipes on (a name we related to immediately! 🙂 ) where fun cold weather recipes like a variety of edible snowballs and snowflakes! can be found as well as soup for the kid chef.  A reliable go-to online recipe source actually has a page for kid-created and tested “recipes for kid chefs” that we plan to explore! Post your favs in the comments below. More yummy soup ideas: 16 Kid-Friendly Crockpot Soup Recipes from

For classes:   we found a new one on Facebook with a name we like, too – Kidalicous in Woodbridge; or head to longtime favorite Sur La Table in Canton — next appropriate class this Sunday! March 1 when make Teens Bake Macarons.  In Fairfield County’s Aux Delices Foods; for sweet creations connect with Ladybug Cake and Candy Supply, Southbury. Remember Stew Leonard’s offer quick workshops for kids:  Friday Morning 2/26 for Toddlers in Newington or check out the new March/April Schedule.

For “contests”: try First County Bank Teen Chefs Challenge at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center at the annual Maple Sugar Festival Weekend on March 7. Watch teen chefs create delicious dishes using SM&NC maple syrup and vote for your favorite.

Nutrition information: for your kids and your family is very valuable, too, so consider educating yourselves through a local program:  Bristol Hospital Parent & Child Center is offering a workshop this Thursday, 2/26 evening called “Your Personal Plate” modeled after the USDA created “Choose MyPlate.”  You will get to sample a healthy entrée in class and get groceries to try a Cooking with Kidsrecipe at home with your family.  $5 – contact Cecilia at (860) 585-3895 or

Learn healthy eating and how to make it with Robin’s Healing Kitchen, is about creating delicious, healthy, whole food meals for the entire family.  She believes you can make a difference in preventing disease through your own choices and proudly develops “Junior Chefs” in her classes.

AND remember – think about others that have less…kids don’t thrive when they are hungry!