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what’s cookin??

April 3rd | older posts

Since Matty has been really into ‘cooking’ lately, i decided to have a ‘make your own pie’ night. We did this with some friends and all the kids loved it.

We used mini graham cracker pie crusts, then made vanilla pudding (but added 1/2 C. less milk than the recipe called for). From there the kids can add toppings to their own pie– strawberries, chocolate chips, whip cream, sprinkles, the works. Super easy and lots of fun!

20 Responses

  1. Karyn says:

    That is a great idea. I’m going to the store tomorrow so I think I’ll pick that up for a fun weekend activity.

  2. Abs says:

    That sounds so fun and delicious! I want to come next time!

  3. Kristen says:

    what a great idea. so fun for the kids to create their own. they look super yummy. love it :o)

  4. Karen says:

    Wonderful idea! This Saturday I will be home alone with the 3 boys and I think this will be a fun project for them. Maybe Ben might even eat a little of the vanilla pudding…

  5. Lisa Leonard says:

    i made the pudding lactose free (with lactaid) so David could eat it and he loved it!

  6. Heidi - Botanical PaperWorks says:

    This is an awesome idea. My kids would love it, and it’s a fun twist on make-your-own sundae. Maybe we could start with a make-your-own pizza! Lots of fun!!

  7. Kristen Borland says:

    fun idea!

  8. chrissie says:

    Can I come live with you and make my own pie too?
    That sounds like so much fun, so simple, so sweet, and so different from our house tonight…rushing the kids out the door for swim lessons, stressing hard core about this retreat…
    I need to regain my center and align my chi and whatever else. I need one of those pies.

  9. Lisa Leonard says:

    Yes, you can come live with me and we will eat pies every night and we won’t rush anywhere.

  10. Jennifer says:

    What a great idea!!

  11. kc says:

    Great Idea! I’m going to have to let my boys try this. They love our “make your own Mini Pizza’s night”. We use small whole-wheat tortillas for the crust, and then them top them with sauce, fresh veggies, ground turkey, a little 2% cheese, and bake it until the cheese melts. They love getting to make their own, so I know they would love this also. Thanks!

  12. Sarah Markley says:

    Really great! I love it!

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  14. borcherding says:

    AWESOME idea!! My kiddos will LOVE it! Thank you!

  15. hannah m says:

    Fun! I love cooking with kids!

    You might like these two kids’ cookbooks for other inspiration:
    Pretend Soup by Mollie Katzan and the Klutz Press Kids’ Cookbook (BEST chocolate chip recipe EVER–I still use it, almost exclusively!)

  16. Brianna Heldt says:

    what a GREAT idea! i’m wishing i could have one right now!

  17. Lily Pad Mom says:

    This is a great idea! I may try that for a future playdate.

  18. Lily Pad Mom says:

    This is a great idea! I may try that for a future playdate.

  19. Denise says:

    This is a terrific idea! i am so gonna steal it. My kids will love it!

  20. Rex Coffin says:

    Kids loves cooking food, I have just lately got a cooking kit for children and I see that they really like it and take pleasure in helping me.

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