Simple Valentine’s Day Sandwich Treats

If you are like us, you are looking at a snowbound day and possibly disrupted Valentine’s Day parties at schools due to the snow. So, we have crafted this sandwich to add to your at home Valentine’s Day treats. Here’s a super easy way to dress up an ordinary sandwich that’s sure to delight kids […]

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Banana Bread

If you’re looking for a quick bread to make with your kids, you’ve come to the right place with this Gluten-Free Oatmeal Banana Bread! Banana bread is a classic, and it is one of the easiest breads to make.  It is the perfect starting place for kids to learn how to make bread.  Here we’ve […]

How to Make Snow Ice Cream

Looking for a simple recipe for how to make snow ice cream? Making snow ice cream is an easy way to make tasty Winter Snow Day memories with your kids. Chocolate syrup not required, although highly recommended for this special treat! Serves 1-2 excited kids. This recipe can easily be doubled for a larger batch. […]

A Groundhog’s Day Treat

Groundhog’s Day is not a holiday on everyone’s calendar.  But it has a special place in my heart and in the hearts of my children.  Come and have an every day celebration with your kids while cooking this special Groundhog’s Day treat! My mother was the queen of obscure holidays.  We even had a book […]

Homemade Pancakes for a Snowy Day

When wintery weekends and snow days make their way onto our calendar pages, warm yummy breakfasts are the first demand and homemade pancakes are always a hit. Whenever I make homemade pancakes or waffles or even French toast on the weekend, I double (sometimes triple) the recipe for freezing.  I LOVE being able to open […]

Freezer Meals for the Busy Holiday Season

It’s game time! We are in the fast-paced countdown to the end of the year. You are being pulled in every direction: school concerts, cookie exchanges, gift shopping and wrapping, visits to Santa, but who’s in charge of dinner? Oh yeah, that’d be you too. Freezer meals to the rescue! If you’re anything like me, […]

Fall Dessert Ideas: Quick & Easy Mini Handpies

Fall dessert ideas are on the brain as the chill fills the air. Handpies are always something I think of when I think of fall.  Pumpkin patches and apple turnovers just seem to go hand in hand.  These handpies are SO easy that you can have your whole family help (yes, even the 2 year […]

Halloween Food Ideas: Ghost Popping Cupcake

Halloween food ideas seem to be popping into everyone’s to do lists, and we are so excited to bring you these ghostly cupcakes today. My kids, like millions of others, love cupcakes.  However, two out of three of them don’t like frosting and that has forced me to get a little bit on the creative […]

Yummy Fall Breakfast Muffins

In the gardener’s calendar year, September and October are the busiest by far!  My kids and I gather new foods from the yard every day.  Summer squash, zucchini, and tomatoes are still trickling in.  And by now the pears, apples, carrots, kale, and of course, pumpkins are pouring in by the bucketful!  It would seem […]

Basic Squash Soup Recipe and Easy Variations

Fall is here and Butternut Squash will be abundant shortly.  Yay! Butternut is one of our very favorite veggies and I’m always looking for a new way to feed it to my family since it is high in Vitamin A and C. Soup has got to be one of the easiest ways to prepare it […]

Whole Wheat Mini Apple Pies

    Whole wheat, mini apple pies   Preheat oven to 400* Basic whole wheat pie crust (Great recipe here) 3 apples (we used our leftovers from the Apple Taste Test) 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1 Tbs cinnamon 1 tea ground cloves 3 Tbs cold butter 1/2 cup water   Cut […]

Frozen Treats Recipe Roundup

Raise your hand if you want summer to last just a tad longer? Yes! Me too! One way to keep the summer going as the Back to School season begins is to make some fun frozen treats with the kids after school. Time in the kitchen after a day at school can help them to […]

Honey orange couscous (Egypt)

Across Northern Africa couscous is served as a dinner item, but in Egypt couscous is often served as a sweet treat or side dish.  Pasta for desert!  Could you imagine? You have been through the USA, Japan, Italy, and now Egypt!  What a trip!  I hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have […]

Turkey Enchiladas and Cinnamon Tortilla Dippers (Mexico)

Our family is taking a visit to Mexico in the kitchen by making Turkey Enchiladas and serving Cinnamon Tortilla Dippers for a festive dessert treat.  We hope you’ll join us for a little dinner fun as we travel around the world with the Kids’ Culinary Passport series. Turkey Enchiladas by Jodie Fitz 1 pound ground turkey […]

Easy Spaghetti Sauce (Italy)

This idea for the Kids’ Culinary Passport is such a great idea and I couldn’t wait to get started.  I knew exactly what region I wanted to cover.  Italy.  Not just because Italy has so much amazing food, but because they focus on family.  Food is the means by which they bring the family together, […]

How to Make Simple Sushi (Japan)

Making sushi doesn’t have to be hard or complex.  Everything you need to make sushi can be found at an Asian market in your area.  However – because I know that all of our readers have little ones in tow, (So do I!), I am going to write this tutorial for the ‘I can only […]

Daigku Imo or Candied Sweet Potatoes (Japan)

Kids’ Culinary Passport – Cook and craft around the world! Japan is your next stop on your Kids’ Culinary Passport here at Inner Child Food! My children and I enjoy just about everything from Japan.  We love the food, the culture, and the crafts!  Most people know that rice is very popular in Japan.  In […]

Homemade Peach Ice Cream (USA)

Kids’ Culinary Passport — Cook and Craft Around the World What better way to kick off our Kids’ Culinary Passport series than by visiting the good ole American south during Independence Day week?! As a midwestern girl relocated to the sunny state of North Carolina, in the past year I’ve learned to embrace all things biscuit, […]