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I think I’ve found my new calling as a toddler cooking instructor. My sister brought her two kiddos over for a visit this week. She has been telling me about what great helpers they are in the kitchen so I racked my brain thinking of a fun foodie project. Initially, I envisioned a quesadilla party but then thought that making pizza sliders would be way cuter.🍕💛❤️

For the classic sliders, we repeated the same process with the marinara, cheese and seasoning. They gingerly placed pepperoni slices in the rolls which was the most important job of all. I even got my little in on the action. I handed her some pepperoni which she would promptly place into her mouth. She’s my girl after all!😋

After thanking my sweet assistants, I finished the job by melting a few tablespoons of butter together with minced garlic. I gave that a good stir and brushed the mixture over the tops of the rolls. I popped them into a small baking pan and cooked on 400 degrees for 12 minutes. When ready, I served our sliders with side salads and Mediterranean pasta salad. 

This project was delicious, easy and super fun. Cooking with kids is a delightful experience. They love being in the kitchen, helping and especially taste testing.🤤🧾 It also gives them a sense of pride while enjoying a meal that they helped to create. It may get a little messy at times but the memories are totally worth it. I foresee many more cooking classes in the future.👩‍🍳🥰👨‍🍳

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Mood Ring Kitchen

I’m a self teaching home cook and aspiring foodie entrepreneur. I enjoy coming up with creative ways to prepare flavorful food such as snacks, desserts and everything in between. Cooking is a way for me to challenge myself and satisfy curiosities about different ingredients.

The hope is to produce something thoughtful, memorable or every once in a while maybe even wonderful. I enjoy following my “gut” and exploring new recipes that can be comforting, exciting and nourishing. Above all else, I enjoy exploring the emotions surrounding food and writing about those experiences. 😝👩‍🍳👩‍💻

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