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Kids Take Over the Kitchen with Kid-Friendly Recipes

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

National Grilled Cheese DayToday is Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day, and while you may not leave them completely to their own devices with the stove and mixer, they can still take charge with these kid-friendly recipes from our archives.

Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This speaks for itself. If your child or children are not quite old enough to use the stove, they can still help with preparation and opt to add ingredients like ham, lettuce or turkey. They can also make good choices about what to have on the side; carrot sticks or low-fat crackers are great options.

Pumpkin_SeedsRoasted Pumpkin Seeds

It is fall, after all. After you’re done carving pumpkins this season, toast the seeds for a simple snack that can be taken to school or eaten afterwards.

Thumbprint Cookies and Dirt & Worms

These desserts are great not only for their simplicity but for teaching the importance of moderation (remember, you benefit from the dessert making, too!). Your child will be delighted when they get to make the thumbprint impression before scooping their favorite jam, and will have a lot of fun adding colorful worms to their chocolate dirt.

Thumbprint Cookies

What are some of the recipes you share with your children or grandchildren? Share with us, and let the kids take over the kitchen!

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Tuesday Recipe: Dirt and Worms (the edible family fun dessert)!

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

In honor of National Gummi Worm Day (July 15th), we at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop are sharing a long loved childhood treat: Dirt and Worms!  Many of you have most likely enjoyed this treat with your children or grandchildren.  If you have yet to try Dirt and Worms, now is your chance!

This delightfully fun dessert is full of Mud (chocolate pudding), Dirt (crushed cookies), and Worms (gummi worms).  For easier serving, make the dessert in individually sized cups for each person.  You could even serve this recipe at a bug themed birthday party!  This is a very simple dessert that can easily be made with children.


  • 1 pkg.  (3.9 oz.) Instant Chocolate Pudding
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 tub (8 oz.) Whipped Topping (ex: Cool Whip), thawed
  • 15  Cream sandwich cookies (ex: Oreos), finely crushed
  • 10  Worm-shaped chewy fruit snacks or gummies

To Assemble:

Combine the pudding mix and milk in large bowl and whisk for 2 min. Let stand 5 min. Stir in the whipped topping and 1/2 cup of the cookie crumbs.

Next, spoon the pudding mixture into individual cups and top with the remaining cookie crumbs.

Lastly, refrigerate the desserts for 1 hour.  Place gummi worms inside each cup just before serving.

Finally, enjoy!  Did you try this recipe?  Let us know what you think!

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