Italian Dressing Mix

Homemade spice mixes are a super easy and thoughtful gift to share with neighbors, party hosts, or friends. Shared below is a recipe for Italian Dressing Mix that can be used to make salad dressing or marinate meat. I bet you have all of the ingredients in your cupboard already! Packaged in a mason jar with a handwritten […]

NEW Kids’ Culinary Passport eBook

Cook and craft your way around the world with the Kid’s Culinary Passport eBook from the team at Inner Child Food! The writers from Inner Child Food have gathered some of their favorite recipes and crafts inspired from other cultures and compiled an eBook jam-packed with recipes, crafts, and fun from around the world – […]

Mother’s Day Ideas for Breakfast

No bake breakfast fun is always a great combination for anyone’s partner and/or the kids to pull together for Mother’s Day ideas for breakfast. Although there are a lot of great partner’s that wear the title of ‘Master Chef’ in the family, it’s also great to provide recipes that make it easy for kids of […]

Shamrock Kabobs

What are your favorite St. Patrick’s Day traditions?  We like to create some fun green food to get the holiday spirit going on in our kitchen.  Since we tend to get a bit crazy with the sweets sometimes, this year I decided to take a healthy approach to the day that is known for bringing […]

St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day recipes are a great way to introduce your kids to new traditions while spending quality time together. Here are some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipe ideas to make with your kids! Potato Soup Mix in a Jar This potato soup mix is an easy homemade gift the kids can make, […]

Russian Food Recipes: Sochi Olympics 2014

We have been enjoying the Olympics as a family. We have liked watching the various sports, cheering on Team USA and keeping track of where we stand with medals.  At the same time, we’ve also been using this opportunity to explore the Russian culture and experiment on our own by making a few traditional Russian […]

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 […]

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 […]

Holiday Cookie Recipes for a Cookie Exchange Party

Holiday cookie recipes are a winter tradition in many homes. Fresh baking smells emerge from the kitchen. Kids sneak a treat here and there. And so do you. It’s an extremely fun and festive time of year. So many of my friends are gearing up for baking and as you get ready for holiday cookie […]

Zucchini Bread Recipe for Thanksgiving

Sometimes, all it takes to get kids involved in Thanksgiving Day meal prep is a fun bread recipe like this zucchini bread recipe. Fresh baked bread is always a delicious addition at any Thanksgiving table.  And, even better, it’s something that you can make with the kids a day or two in advance so that […]

Candy Corn Crafts: Popcorn Gift Bags

Halloween brings forth a lot of nostalgic foods. You could always keep with the status quo, but why not turn them on their heads a bit? Candy corn crafts like this one are a great treat for kids to make. Colored popcorn is a quick & easy gift giving idea that kids can help make […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Twice Baked Potatoes

Need a yummy make-ahead side dish for an upcoming Memorial Day or 4th of July BBQ? These twice baked potatoes are easy to make, and can be made ahead of time for easy re-heating, allowing you to spend more time with your guests once they arrive. As an added bonus, they are made with delicious […]

Kids In the Kitchen – A Roundup Of Recipes To Get Your Kids Cookin!

Here at Inner Child Food, we are mamas who love to involve our children in the process of cooking and baking. We have all found it has a multitude of benefits, and some of those include: Making memories together and bonding time Teaching them how to share Learning how to work in a group and […]

Lots of Healthy Fun at Kids Food Festival NYC!

This weekend my daughter Emily and I boarded a bus to NYC for Kids Food Festival — a series of 2 day festivals in partnership with Cooking Light magazine presented by The Creative Kitchen. We had such a great time that I just had to share the details of this fun event with you! This […]