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Breakfast Recipes

Chrissy Teigen’s Yellow Cake Baked Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cups yellow cake mix
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups raspberries or blackberries
  • 1/2 peach, sliced

Directions

  • Stir the milk and oats together in a large bowl and microwave on high for 5 minutes, stopping to stir mid-way through the cooking time.
  • Allow the hot milk and oat mixture to sit for 10 minutes, then stir in the cake mix, eggs, melted butter, and salt.
  • Transfer this mixture to a greased 8 x 8 baking dish, then scatter the berries and sliced peaches on top.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes until the center is just set (it may jiggle a little and seem slightly undercooked). Serve warm.

Posted by Kids Cook on Friday, May 8, 2020

See the original video for this recipe here.

Categories
Chicken Main Dishes

Seasoned Beer Can Chicken

Cooking a whole chicken is an easy way to stock the fridge with quick lunches and dinners. Shred some for chicken salad or to throw into a quesadilla, slice some for sandwiches, or cube the chicken for a casserole like this King Ranch Chicken casserole!

Ingredients

  • 1 4-5 lb whole chicken, giblets removed
  • 1 can beer divided
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • Olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, peeled

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Mix together Italian seasoning, oregano, paprika, garlic powder, ground ginger, onion powder, salt and pepper.
  • Wash and dry your bird and lightly coat with olive oil. Rub spice blend all over the chicken.
  • Pour half the can of beer into a separate glass. Drop garlic cloves into the opening of the can of beer. Carefully insert beer can into the cavity of the bird, keeping the beer can upright.
  • Sit chicken on beer can in a large roasting pan. Pull the legs forward to help balance the chicken, if necessary. Pour the remaining beer into the roasting pan (about 1 cup).
  • Place chicken into pre-heated oven. After 10 minutes, reduce the heat to 325.
  • Cook for an hour to an hour and a half until internal temperature reaches 180. Carefully remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes.
  • Carefully lift the chicken off the beer can and cut into desired pieces.

Posted by Kids Cook on Thursday, May 7, 2020

See the original video for this recipe here.

Expanded Learning Opportunities

Categories
Activities Recipes

Citrus Scent Balls

An easy and refreshing way to add fresh citrus and herbs to your home. This recipe was inspired by Old Edwards Inn, a spa-retreat in the Highlands area of North Carolina. See the video from Old Edwards here.

Ingredients

  • Citrus, hollowed out to leave just the rind
  • Fresh herbs
  • Sea Salt

Directions

  • Chop fresh herbs
  • Mix into sea salt — you can mix all the herbs together or create separate scents depending on your citrus (lemon/sage, lime/mint, grapefruit/rosemary, etc)
  • Scoop herb infused sea salt into citrus rinds
  • Place on a plate or in a bowl. The sea salt will dry out the herbs and citrus extracting the scent.

Posted by Kids Cook on Wednesday, May 6, 2020

See the original video for this recipe here.

Expanded Learning Opportunities

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Activities Recipes

Homemade Sugar Scrubs

An easy homemade gift for Mom, combine some pantry ingredients for a spa-like treat. We’re making two versions, a lemon and chocolate version, but here’s a simple guide for other combinations as well.

Ingredients

  • Lemon sugar scrub:
  • 1 Tbsp of lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • Chocolate body scrub:
  • 2 Tbsp white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa powder

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined.
  • Pour into a decorative jar and cover with a lid.

Posted by Kids Cook on Monday, May 4, 2020

See the original video for this recipe here.

Expanded Learning Opportunities

  • – Decorate your jar to make your gift extra special for mom. Here’s one way, but you can use whatever supplies you have on hand.
    Make some sugar sand for sensory play; maybe Mom can drink a hot cup of coffee while you play!
    Make a sugar ornament in the shape of a heart or flower for Mom.
  • Paint with sugar to make Mom a pretty card.