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At Kids Cook! Austin and Kids Cooking Shop.com we’ve officially declared June as Cook with Your Kids Month!

School’s out for summer soon and it’s time to think about activities to keep kids busy while also having fun. Grab the aprons, pull out the measuring cups and start off this summer by celebrating kids’ culinary creativity and participate in Cook with Your Kids Month.

Marking the beginning of summer, June is when parents often seek out extra curricular activities to keep their children busy and active, which is why this is the perfect month to be proclaimed as Cook with Your Kids Month.For 20 years I’ve held summer cooking camps for kids beginning in June and this seemed like the appropriate time to create a national campaign of getting kids into the kitchen.

Cooking is one of the few activities that a child can learn and master in their own home. It’s economical and something kids and parents can share and participate in together And there’s the treat of a delicious dish to share as a family at the end of the journey!

Children of all ages, even as young as 3, can enjoy cooking up magic in the kitchen alongside their parents. Kids love to be involved in cooking activities. Ifounded Batter Up Kids Inc., in 1991 to help foster a love of cooking in young children. And with the recent launch of our first website exclusively selling kids cookbooks and cooking products, www.kidscookingshop.com, budding chefs can find all the tools, recipes and more to create delectable meals, snacks, drinks and desserts. Throughout Cook with Your Kids Month we’ll share tips and tricks on the website and offer suggestions for kid-friendly, fun and healthy recipes and products to promote a summer of cooking fun!

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Flower Power Quiches— Here’s the recipe for the above image –Simple to fix for even the youngest of chefs, it makes a great breakfast treat, a light lunch or a perfect protein rich snack anytime!

Makes 10-12 individual quiches

Ingredients:

 1- 17.3 ounce package Refrigerated Pie Crusts

2 Eggs

½ teaspoon Salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons cream

1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese

5-6 cherry tomatoes

Let’s Start Baking!

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

1. Generously spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray. Cut-out the pie crusts with 2-3- inch circle or flower shaped cookie cutter. Place each cut-out inside each muffin cup.

2.  Place approximately 1 teaspoon grated Swiss into the bottom of each pastry shell.

3.  Combine eggs, salt & pepper, and cream.. Pour into pastry shells filling each almost to the top.

4. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon grated Swiss cheese and bake for 10-12 minutes or golden brown and slightly puffed. Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes before taking each quiche out of muffin pan. Garnish with a sliced cherry tomato.

 

 

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