12 Reasons Every Child Should Learn to Cook

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12 Reasons Every Child Should Learn to Cook - some of these might surprise you! | Back To The Book Nutrition

The benefits of cooking with kids go far beyond having fun together and teaching them basic kitchen skills. Here’s my list of 12 reasons every child should learn to cook – some of them might surprise you!

 

Both of my kids have been in the kitchen with me from the moment they could hold a wooden spoon. 

Some days they’re more eager to help than others – to be honest, some days I’m more eager to have them help than others. But I definitely see how time spent in the kitchen has increased their enjoyment of cooking, serving, and – of course – eating food! 

More importantly, I’m beginning to see the lessons they’ve learned in the kitchen yield benefits in areas of their lives too!

12 Reasons Every Child […]

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Caramelized Onion and Shallot Dip is the perfect appetizer for your next dinner party or picnic! | Back To The Book Nutrition

This beats any French Onion Dip I’ve ever tasted, thanks to the caramelized onions, shallots, and garlic. It takes a little time to make, but is very easy and will be a instant hit at your next dinner party or picnic!

 

We all know homemade chip and vegetable dips taste better than ready made dips or packets of French Onion Soup mix you buy from the store.

Still, the first time I made this Caramelized Onion and Shallot Dip, I was shocked by just how much better it was. There is just no substitute for the rich flavor of caramelized onions and shallots. Adding fresh garlic and a splash of white wine doesn’t hurt things either! 

And that’s to say nothing of the nutritional benefits of […]

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