13 recipe projects to make as a family


There’s something special about a family working together in the kitchen. You can make amazing homemade creations, you just need a bit of time. These recipe projects range from easy to a bit more challenging, but they’re all worth the work. Especially when it comes time to eat.

loaf of bread on a cutting board
fried pickles with dip
Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream
homemade pop tarts with icing on a cooling rack
pretzel on a pink background
cinnamon bun with salted caramel
fresh rolls with chicken and veggies and a peanut dipping sauce
bento box with mini hamburger meatballs, rice, veggies
bowl of hummus with bread and veggies to dip
gnocchi on a butcher block
bowl of dip with chili oil and garnish on top

Homemade Ginger Pork Potstickers

Make this one a team effort . One of the great things about potstickers is their versatility—you can really make the filling out of anything. Kids have fun helping out—set out a bowl of filling, a dish of water and a pile of wonton wrappers, and they'll keep busy helping you get dinner on the table. Get the recipe: Homemade Ginger Pork Potstickers

No-Knead Bread

Little effort is needed from you on this one. What this no-knead bread asks for is time. The finished product is crispy on the outside, soft and airy on the inside. Jam and butter on a hot slice is non-negotiable. Get the recipe: No-Knead Bread

Fried Pickles

Tangy, salty, and crispy—this recipe makes enough for a small group of people, so double or triple the recipe if you really like pickles. And you do, that's why you're here. Get the recipe: Fried Pickles

Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream

Roasting strawberries first coaxes out their juices, intensifying the flavour, because science. Whisking together a simple base of sweetened berries and cream keeps this recipe easy-peasy. Max chill, if you will. Get the recipe: Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream

Homemade Pop Tarts

Kids love making something that they’re used to pulling out of a package. Sugar cookie dough makes for a tasty pastry and you're in charge of filling c/o your fave jam. Get the recipe: Homemade Pop Tarts

Beany Pretzels

Not only are small pretzels easy for toddlers to hold and chew, mixing and shaping the dough is a fun activity for older kids. These ones have secret ingredient for added fibre and protein: White kidney beans. Get the recipe: Beany Pretzels

Salted Caramel Buns

There is something so incredibly decadent about the union of sweet and salty. In this recipe, it is best to use a coarse sea salt. The visual effect is nearly as wonderful as the tasting experience. Get the recipe: Salted Caramel Buns

Rainbow Fresh Rolls With Peanut Dipping Sauce

These rainbow rolls are a delish, no-cook solution bursting with fresh veggies and rotisserie chicken, with a sweet and savoury dipping sauce on the side. Sub the peanut butter for a school-approved version to make it school-safe. Get the recipe: Rainbow Fresh Rolls With Peanut Dipping Sauce

Mini-Hamburger Bento

Japanese-style hamburgers are like round miniature meatloaves in flavour and texture, rather than all-beef American-style burgers, which can get tough when cold. These stay moist and flavourful, just like day-after meatloaf. Get the recipe: Mini-Hamburger Bento

Simple Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

If you've got a kid who likes to graze, try packing a spread of homemade hummus along with veggies and bread to dunk. This version is infused with oregano and fresh lemon for flavour and a kick of brightness. Get the recipe: Simple Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

Glowing Rainbow Smoothie Bowl

Kids love this smoothie bowl, and you can get them involved in its preparation by asking them to help choose and add toppings! Get the recipe: Glowing Rainbow Smoothie Bowl

Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi

Real, from-scratch spinach ricotta gnocchi. Yes you can! This recipes includes two homemade sauces to help you really flex your project management skills. Get the recipe: Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi

Labne With Sizzled Scallions And Chile

Think of this as fancy ranch. You're in charge of the spice level if the kids can't handle the heat. Get the recipe: Labne With Sizzled Scallions And Chile
Homemade Ginger Pork Potstickers
No-Knead Bread
Fried Pickles
Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream
Homemade Pop Tarts
Beany Pretzels
Salted Caramel Buns
Rainbow Fresh Rolls With Peanut Dipping Sauce
Mini-Hamburger Bento
Simple Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus
Glowing Rainbow Smoothie Bowl
Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi
Labne With Sizzled Scallions And Chile

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