My mom gave me the greatest gift ever; spending time with me in the kitchen letting me help her. Sharing not only her knowledge of cooking, but her wisdom as well. Some of the best times I've ever had with my girls have been in the kitchen with them at my side. They've been there by my side since they were tiny and even though they are teens now, they still like to help me in the kitchen. As soon as they were big enough to climb on a chair; they wanted in on the action! I am eternally grateful for this gift, and hope I passed it on to my girls and that they share it with their children one day.
When I got the email from Frigidaire and Jennifer Gardner that they were teaming up to inspire families everywhere to roll up their sleeves and get cooking together. I couldn't wait to write this post. Make sure and visit the Make Time For Change website and see all the great recipes, how-to videos and tips, all designed to help involve kids in the kitchen.
Frigidaire will donate $1 to Save the Children to help make sure that more children have access to healthy foods. Plus to help spread the work, everyone who participates will be entered for a chance to win the daily prize, a kids' apron set, and the grand prize: a new Double Oven Range from Frigidaire.
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Pineapple, Orange, Banana Muffins:
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup crushed pineapple, with juice
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
zest from 1 orange
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup sliced dry toasted almonds
2 tbsp. turbinado sugar
In a mixing bowl add mashed bananas, pineapple, orange juice, zest, flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, melted butter, eggs and almonds. Stir till combined.
Spray a 24 cup mini muffin pan well with no-stick spray. Fill with batter.
Sprinkle tops of muffins with turbinado sugar. Even a very young child can do this step, they might just want to sneak a taste though.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 10-14 minutes.