Archive for October, 2009

It’s almost Halloween Party Time! Here’s our recipe for Monster Mash Cupcakes. Just bake, decorate and let your imagination run like the Wild Things! Here’s the recipe and demo decorating tips video:


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Halloween Dinner – Noodle Brain Soup

For many years at Batter Up Kids Cooking School we taught the kids to make a simple soup for Halloween that always had the kids squealing and laughing, but also eating it up! It is called Noodle Brain Soup and is made with a base of ramen noodles. Try this for your Halloween party on Friday. It’s easy to put together, inexpensive and a favorite for kids of all ages. Here is the recipe… Bone appetit!

Noodle Brain Soup
Serves 8
4 packages vegetable or chicken-flavored ramen noodles
2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
1 cup fresh carrots, grated
4 scallions, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, diced

Let’s start Cooking!
1.In a large cook pot combine and cook all 4 packets of ramen noodles according to directions. Add the rest of ingredients and stir to blend. Heat through.
2.Serve in a hollowed-out pumpkin shell or a plastic food-safe Halloween witch’s cauldron.
Kids Cooking Shop Kitchen Tips
1. After the cooked chicken is cooled, kids can have great fun shredding the chicken with their fingers!
2. Let the kids help grate the carrots and chop the red bell pepper with a safety knife or heavy duty plastic picnic knife prior to adding to soup.
3. For a great kid-friendly vegetarian soup, substitute tofu for chicken.

Copyright© Barbara Beery

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Oh Happy Foodie Day!

I finally have a day to cook and “chill” in the kitchen and it is a beautiful Fall-like morning. Although it is almost Halloween…I am ready for Thanksgiving and some turkey and dressing. Tonight though I am going to make a Tyler Florence chicken and dumplings meal sort of like my mom used to make—she was a GREAT cook. And dumplings are a really easy and fun food for kids to make too—they are magic-like in the way they cook in the chicken stock as they turn from mush into a fluffy delicious bite of heaven!!

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Halloween Bewitching Black Bean Soup

Finally here in Austin we have some cool fall-like weather! I am going to make up a batch Bewitching Black Bean Soup in honor of Halloween–just 2 weeks away. Try this healthy and fast soup for a great Friday night (and week-end) family meal. You’ll find my recipe here –  http://www.kidscookingshop.com/halloween-treats.

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Where the Wild Things Are Cupcakes

I just made up some great cupcakes for Halloween that are themed from the book that I adore (and the new movie) Where the Wild Things Are! Look at our Cupcake of the Month on http://www.kidscookingshop.com for the recipe, decorating tips and photos.

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Healthy Halloween Recipe

Looking for a sweet, quick and healthy Halloween party treat? Here’s a peanut butter or Nutella coated apple on-a-stick that’s sure to please every little ghost and goblin in your house!  Take a look at just how easy these are to make and then grab the kids and make-up a batch for your Hallowen Party! http://www.youtube.com/user/BarbaraBeeryKidsCook#p/a/u/2/OtUUzfB2TpU

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Hey welcome to my new Kids Cooking blog! Check out our brand new site just for kids and cooking www.kidscookingshop.com.  You’ll find tons of free Halloween party recipes, free kids cooking videos,my exclusive Pink Princess(R) series of kids cookbooks and over 600 cooking products for kids.

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