I’m so excited to be able to share with you a new cooking e-book from Chef Boyardee called, The Little Chefs Project: A Collection of Kid-friendly Tips, Tricks and Recipes for Fun in the Kitchen!
Why you ask?
Because I was a contributor!
I was asked to provide some tips for the chapter about Family Traditions and cooking with the kiddos.
I don’t remember many family traditions growing up. I honestly don’t think we had any. This is the big reason why creating traditions with my kids is so important to me now.
One of the easiest traditions is that we have dinner together almost every night. My kids are still young and I know there will soon come a time when their own lives begin to dictate and I’m hoping that beginning this tradition while they are young, it will be something they always want to do and look forward to.
The other tradition we observe is making cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve. I realize that not everyone celebrates Christmas or allows Santa to be a part of the festivities, but traditions centered on holidays are always treasured for years.
Even though my kids are just 5 and 7, they tend to remind me each year that we need to bake cookies and leave out treats for the reindeer.
There were 2 tips that I provided the Little Chefs Project. They stem from the fact that creating traditions for your family doesn’t have to overwhelming, actually it shouldn’t be at all.
My first tip is to start a tradition that transcends all ages. For instance, our cookie baking tradition is great for not only my young kids, but also my older nieces and nephews enjoy it also when we are together for the holidays.
And the second is even if you grew up with family traditions don’t be scared to start your own. Sometimes the traditions that you enjoyed as a child won’t keep the attention of your own kids, altering or making new ones are just as important.
Just remember that it’s all about making memories. Don’t let the fact that you can’t bake or craft hold you back. You’re kids will still find it fun and laughter makes the best memories of all!
There are many more tips, tricks and recipes in the e-book from many more fabulous bloggers so be sure to check it out. You can also look up some fantastic (i.e. quick and simple) recipes from Chef Boyardee HERE and if you want to have a little fun go Chef Boyardee yourself on their Facebook Page.
Now to the REALLY fun stuff.
In honor of the launch of the e-book, enter to win this awesome Little Chefs Prize Pack!
- Kids’ kitchen measure and prep kit
- Kids’ recipe box
- Scrapbook album
- 2 Chef Boyardee chef hats
- Chef Boyardee adult apron
- Chef Boyardee child apron
- Chef Boyardee pizza kit
- Time capsule
- 2 coupons for free Chef Boyardee Beefaroni
- 5 Chef Boyardee recipe cards
GIVEAWAY ENDS THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15TH at 9:01PM PST
Disclosure: I was compensated for my contribution to the Little Chefs Project by Chef Boyardee and The Motherhood. But I really do love family traditions!