Children often look forward to entertaining guests and welcome the opportunity to be included in helping with holiday meal preparations. With that in mind, parents can enlist the help of their children in making some or all of the recipes listed below. Click on the selected links below to locate the direction(s) of the recipe(s) that interest you.
Gingered Turkey Salad
The variety of ingredients provides an interesting lesson in the origins and forms of food; and little hands could help with the mixing and serving.
More Autumn and Holiday Salad Recipes
This holiday season, introduce some new salads into your holiday menu planning.
This recipe contains a Montessori presentation of making applesauce.
Use this Montessori presentation for making delicious apple-cinnamon muffins.
Holiday Turkey Meatballs
Serve as an appetizer or as a main entree
Cheesy Baked Cauliflower
This is a hearty staple for any holiday meal.
Spinach Dip Recipe
Whet the appetite of your guests with this delicious dip.
Zesty Cranberry Relish
This recipe includes a no-knife version for younger children.
Holiday Side Dishes
Here are some more easy, nutritious and festive side dishes for the holidays! You will even find some gluten-free side dishes. With adult supervision, children can make some of the delicious dishes!
Christmas Tamales and Sauce
These tamales freeze wonderfully in large ziplock bags, and the sauce freezes well, too, making them perfect as a hearty and quick casual Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve dinner
Crêpes Recipe For Children
This recipe is an easy and fun activity that you both will enjoy.
German Farmer’s Breakfast – Bauernfruhstuck
Aebleskiver – Danish Pancake
Children can participate in separating the eggs, measuring and mixing the ingredients.
Pistachio Poppy Seed Cake ~ A Miami Favorite
You family will love the green cake!!
Crustless Pumpkin Pie
This is a very simple recipe that very young children can help to prepare
Old Fashioned Sugar Cookie Cutouts
It is fun to trace around their hand to make cookies for
other relatives, even though they look like catchers’ mitts after they bake.
Ginger-Coconut Baked Apples
Delicious with whipped cream, yogurt or sour cream on the side.
Nutty Chocolate Pudding Squares
Nuts, graham crackers and chocolate pudding al rolled into deliciousness!
Be creative and decorate with berries and a little powdered sugar for a winter holiday winter cake or use blueberries and strawberries for an American motif.
Farmer’s Favorite Fudge
This recipe is sure to delight the chocolate lovers in your family,
Hot Fudge Pudding Cake
Serve alone or with whipped or ice cream. Either way, it’s delicious!
Lithuanian Cranberry Cake
Depending on age, children can participate, supervised by adults.
Apple Angel Food Cake
This is a delicious treat that friends and family will enjoy.
Try this German recipe and discover a light, tasty dessert that will be enjoyed by family and friends.
Filipino Leche Flan
Try this alternative to the traditional flan recipes.