Tips & Techniques Kids & Family Hints for Family Fun

Invite the entire family into the kitchen to cook a meal together. You’ll have lots of helping hands plus an added bonus—extra time to spend together. These tips will ensure a fun-filled Sunday.

Make it from scratch
Since everyone is helping with dinner, consider making a food you would usually buy, such as ricotta cheese, pasta, bread or ice cream. Turn the prep into a fun learning experience for the whole family.

Explore a world of recipes
The kitchen is the perfect place to discover new flavors with your family. Spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon learning about the signature recipes and food traditions of different countries.

Share some stories
While you're cooking together, share treasured family recipes (and their stories) with your kids. Encourage everyone to tell their favorite food stories, including best, worst, strangest and funniest experiences.

Your own garden
Spend time with your family planning, planting and harvesting your own garden, planters or window boxes. Having fresh herbs and other produce an arm’s length away changes the way you think about meals.

Preserve a memory
Putting up the season’s bounty—and flavors—evokes a welcome nostalgia for the past. Creating jams, chutneys and more is a wonderfully satisfying family activity for kitchen novices as well as experienced cooks.