When the kids are home for Thanksgiving or winter break, why not get in the kitchen and whip up some holiday recipes together?
These are my ten favorite recipes for kids to make for the holidays.
There's no need to bake gingerbread dough from scratch, cut out a template and wait overnight for your assembled house to dry.
These three easy options will give you the gingerbread house of your dreams without all the fuss.
They're the classic Christmas cookie -- and for good reason. These sugar cookies are as delicious as they are fun to make and decorate.
A two-minute recipe for a nice Christmas Eve snack for Rudolph and his friends. Even the littlest kids can whip this one up in minutes!
This hot chocolate recipe is so simple, the kids can make it before they go out sledding. Then everyone can come back and enjoy a nice warm up topped with whipped cream!
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This recipe is a bit more involved than some of the recipes here, but it's oh so rewarding. There is nothing like the taste of a homemade marshmallow, especially in hot chocolate.
Kids love making rice crispy treats, and you will love the fact that this recipe is so easy. Want some ideas for variations on the classic rice crispy treats? Check out this collection of rice crispy treat recipes.
These sweetly-spiced nuts are sold in gourmet stores for $5-$12 per package. When you see how easy it is to make them with the kids, you'll make this holiday recipe all the time. These nuts also make a great gift.
Red velvet cake is a classic dessert for Christmas and New Year's. Let the kids whip up these red velvet cupcakes for your holiday party, and then they can decorate them with sprinkles and colored sugars.
These seven layer bars make great homemade food gifts
to give to friends. They're sweet and they keep for several days in an airtight container.
You won't believe how easy it is to make this festive candy. This is another one of those holiday recipes the kids will go crazy for, because well, of course, it's chocolate! And it's ready in a flash.