Family Food Time
Play with Food and Learn
Yes, we know. Your mother said to “never play with your food.” Well, let’s shake things up! Getting your kids to experience new foods is essential to help avoid becoming picky eaters when they grow up. Putting new dishes in front of them at lunch or dinner may not be enough to convince them to try new things. Get your kids to play with their food with these fun ideas.
Campfire Meal Ideas
It’s the perfect time of year for camping! One awesome part of camping for us moms is cooking our meals over the fire and cutting down on the amount of dishes needing to be washed! While we all know the old faithfuls, such as hot dogs and s’mores, sometimes we want some new ideas! Here is a compilation of campfire meal ideas shared by YOU, our TCS community, on our social media pages.
A Crowd Favourite: Fruit Pizza
Summer is here and that means barbecues and other outdoor events. Busy moms are often looking for a quick and easy yet delicious recipe to bring to these events. It’s even better if one of your kids can make it for you! This recipe checks all those boxes. It is made quickly, uses easy common ingredients, and is delicious. This is a crowd favourite every time it appears!
Homemade Summer Ice Pops
As the nice weather approaches and children are spending more and more hours playing outside, what better way to cool off than an icy cold popsicle! Moms can rest easier knowing they are homemade and include some good healthy fruit! These homemade ice pop recipes all include only a few ingredients which are commonly found in most kitchens. With such easy instructions, let the kids help with these or even make them themselves.
Fabulous Fruit Crisp
Spring is in the air! What says “spring” more than some yummy fruit and a fresh tasting desert! No matter what fruit is fresh in your area, or a favourite in your family, you can make this delicious crisp. This simple recipe is an easy one to let the kids help you with or even have them take over!
Bannock – A Northern Favourite
Bannock is a common food in all three of our northern territories as well as the far north of the prairie provinces. It’s popularity was born out of necessity, but it remains a common food today. Bannock is a type of biscuit or bread made with all products that were easily transported. The First Peoples could have what they needed to make bannock in their pack when they were out hunting or trapping and could make this quick and filling meal over the fire.
Brownie vs. Blondie
Brownies are a pretty common dessert, but have you heard of blondies? What is the difference between the two? The key difference is cocoa. Brownies are made with cocoa, but blondies (what is also known as the “blonde brownie”) are not. We get the name “blondie” because it has more of a vanilla taste as opposed to its brownie comparison.
Family Kitchen Time – Sharing Traditions
Family recipes are one of the many ways we keep our family history and heritage alive. Recipes that are passed down from one generation to another bring, not only delicious food, but also the history and story of their family.