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How Weelicious got me and my kids in the kitchen! {giveaway}


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I should start by telling you that I do not cook.  I don’t like to cook and I don’t want to cook.  I will however bake something about once a year.  I could actually totally get into baking.

I met Catherine McCord, the founder of the website Weelicious and a whiz in the kitchen through the BabyCenter Blog.  We both have the privilege of writing over there.  I have always admired her creative kitchen creations from afar.   Her recipes are simple, healthy and fun, but I have never actually tried one.  We finally just met IRL just a few months ago!  She gave me a copy of her new book,  Weelicious:  140 Fast, Fresh and Easy Recipes and I thought “I can do this.”  I wasn’t going to just write about this book, no that would be too easy.  I was actually going to put it to the test.  So off I went …

First up was the Banana Bread Cake.  I have never made banana bread.  Ever. I know, it’s like you can’t have a Mom card without knowing how to make banana bread.  I enlisted the help from my son Hudson, who was eager to help!  I couldn’t believe it but I actually had most of the ingredients.  We were only missing brown sugar and one of those bread pan things.  I found these cute pumpkin tins on clearance at the grocery store so I grabbed those instead.  Cute uh?

We were pretty good partners in the kitchen, only one slippery egg got away from us and landed on the floor.  We both laughed and just got another egg.  He was so excited about his banana bread.  He literally sat in front of the stove to watch it bake.  This was the best banana bread ever, regardless of how it tasted.  (It tasted great!)

 

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Next up was the Carrot Pineapple Cupcakes

McKenna and I tackled this one.  This cupcake has a fruit and a vegetable in it, so I was rather excited to make a “healthy cupcake”.  McKenna loves to do all the mixing.  But I am pretty sure it’s only because she wants to make sure she gets to lick the mixers before I wash them off.  Even though this was only our third time making cupcakes, we’ve often talked about one day opening a cupcake shop named after her nickname… Boo’s Cupcakes.

I loved these.  I loved them so much I ate most of them.  Hudson liked them too but McKenna wasn’t the biggest fan.  I do think I messed up the frosting slightly by putting too much honey in.  But still they were very good!  I actually plan on making these again for Thanksgiving!


I intentionally had them help me on different nights and separate recipes.  This was not only to insure their was no fighting over breaking the eggs and mixing the ingredients but so I could do something one-on-one with each of them.  I really enjoyed spending time with my kids in the kitchen and I could see making this a monthly habit.  It also felt good for me to do something different and mix things up a bit!

If I can do it.  You can do it!


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Weelicious Book + Laptop Lunches Lunch Box Giveaway!
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1.  Do your kids help you cook or bake?  What is your favorite thing to make with your kids?

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Meet the Author | Andrea Fellman


Andrea Fellman is a Mom who hasn't lost her style to motherhood. She is the owner and editor-in-chief of Savvy Sassy Moms and manages a team of creative contributors that work hard to keep moms up to date on the latest trends. Andrea loves social media and works on a variety of social media campaigns with brands big and small. Connect with Savvy Sassy Moms on Instagram Andrea's biggest passion is traveling with her family and is currently living in Costa Rica! She is writing about her travels over at Wanderlust Living and you can follow her personal journey on Instagram

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  • leigh bridenbaugh
    November 20, 2012

    My oldest son and I love to cook together. We had homemade meatballs together for dinner last night.

  • Tara
    November 20, 2012

    My daughter always wants to help in the kitchen. We don’t make anything specific together. Just whatever she can stir, count, separate by color, etc.

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    November 20, 2012

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  • Amy Levitre
    November 20, 2012

    My son loves to help me make french toast and bake cookies. Of course I do the oven & stove parts.

  • Jodi M.
    November 20, 2012

    My kids and I are in the kitchen all of the time! We love to make tamales and other latin-inspired foods!

  • Leah
    November 20, 2012

    I love making weelicious homemade graham crackers.

  • Ruth
    November 20, 2012

    My 5 yr old son loves to help me cook and bake, and his favorite things to make are graham crackers and Mac & cheese from Weelicious!

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  • Farrar
    November 20, 2012

    My daughter is only two, so she hasn’t been able to help me much in the kitchen yet, but I can’t wait until we can cook together! I think we’ll start with something fun and simple like no-bake cookies or her favorite – cupcakes.

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  • Annie
    November 20, 2012

    My daughter likes to help make pizza and my son likes to make chocolate chip cookies with me
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  • Jennifer T.
    November 20, 2012

    My kids love to help in the kitchen. Kale chips are their favorite. Weelicious makes things with them so much more easier, healthy, and fun. I would love to win her cookbook and laptop lunch container. Thanks for the opportunity to win 🙂 I also, liked you on Facebook too!

  • Allyson
    November 20, 2012

    My guy helps stir whenever he can. He’s only two, so we’re gearing up for more. Would love to have the Weelicious book to cook with him.

  • Anna-Jo
    November 20, 2012

    My 3yo son loves baking and cooking! Some of our favourite things to make together are french toast, cookies, smoothies, the list goes on. He really enjoyed making the green popsicles!!

  • Jen
    November 20, 2012

    I live cooking with my boys! They are great at muffins and soups – so much fun to do together!

  • Stephanie
    November 20, 2012

    My kids usually help me cook! I love making biscuits from scratch with my kids. They love using the rolling pin and biscuit cutter! stef4916 @ yahoo.com

  • Marin
    November 20, 2012

    My middle child has been cooking/baking since he was 11 months. He lives to dump ingredients, stir and watch through the oven door until our recipe is done baking. He’s now 23 months and begs to bake every morning! I never cooked much until we found he was allergic to eggs/soy/nuts/corn and dairy. Because of these allergies we must make 90% of his meals/snacks at home! No processed foods anymore. It’s been good for all of us though.

    Our fave food to make is a tie between pancakes and Sunbutter bread w cocoa nibs. Oat bars, muffins, granola, and cookies are in our weekly rotation too!

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    November 20, 2012

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  • Lisa
    November 20, 2012

    My daughters make their own pizzas on Fridays. My 3 year old likes to put honey in the middle of crescent dough, roll them up and bake them – her idea.

  • Carly
    November 20, 2012

    I love baking with my girls, they get to mix and pour ingredients and if it is something like cookies they get to use the cookie cutters. Tomorrow we are making pumpkin bread to take to our thanksgiving dinner at our friends’ home.

  • Nicole Lopez
    November 20, 2012

    My son is still too little to actually help me bake – but he is a great taste tester!! I love making him different kinds of mini muffins

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  • Sheila Rasmussen
    November 20, 2012

    My kids love to make cookies, I think it has something to do with licking the beaters! Their favorite cookies are Peanut Blossoms where they can stick the Hershey Kisses in afterwards.

  • Sunny
    November 20, 2012

    My 3-year-old and I love to bake together. We like to make pies, breads, cakes, you name it!

  • Catherine Mericle
    November 20, 2012

    My son helps me make several recipes but one in particular he likes to help with is the Weelicious graham crackers. There is no eggs in the recipe so I am happy if he sneaks some dough before it is cooked. I would LOVE a LapTop lunch box!!!

  • Heather P
    November 20, 2012

    Love cooking with my 4 year old twins! Baking cookies is my favorite.

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  • Dawn
    November 20, 2012

    We do most anything but bake a lot of Weelicious muffins

  • Jessica
    November 20, 2012

    I love making cookies with my kids. The more mess we make the better!

  • Jessica C.
    November 21, 2012

    My 2 1/2 year old and I have just started baking together. He loves mixing, rolling and using cookie cutters.

  • Christine T
    November 21, 2012

    my son loves to help me make eggs. He loves to stir the eggs and especially likes to use my fresh pepper grinder. I like to watch his body wiggle as he turns the pepper mill.

  • Leah
    November 21, 2012

    My kids love to help me cook, ages 4 and 6.

  • Kylie K.
    November 21, 2012

    My baby likes to watch me bake:)I’m SO excited for him to get older and help me cook. I really look forward to educating him on the importance of eating well… and how to do it! his favorite to eat is pumpkin muffins:)

  • sharon
    November 21, 2012

    We make brownies and pancakes.

  • suzann r
    November 21, 2012

    My son loves to help in the kitchen. He’s my mixer and spice adder!

  • Sadie
    November 24, 2012

    I love to help my kids bake. We love to make cut out cookies.

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  • Anne
    November 27, 2012

    My son is too young to join me when I cook, usually he just plays in the kitchen while I bake!

  • Danette
    November 27, 2012

    My girl is not quite 2, but we love to cook vegetables and make sandwiches in her play kitchen. She recently became interested in everything I do in the kitchen, so we are investing in a learning tower for Christmas. I can’t wait until she has a safe place to stand by my side as we enter into new adventures in the kitchen!

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