Quest: Make a Baking Video! Featuring Maggie’s Apple Cake

Long time Taste Quest Teammate Maggie, age 15, put together this fabulous baking video to illustrate making an apple gingerbread cake. The video--and the cake-- turned out really well! https://videopress.com/v/bulE8sWd?preloadContent=metadata And guess what? You can make YOUR OWN BAKING VIDEO! All you need is... A phone or cameraA tripod or sturdy place to hold the … Continue reading Quest: Make a Baking Video! Featuring Maggie’s Apple Cake

Quest: Reverse-engineer a recipe!

I love it when people discover that they can make something from scratch. There is this light in their eyes that pops with possibility and curiosity. This is why the kitchen is such a great place for kids; they can experience this pop every day by playing with food! One way to encourage this pop … Continue reading Quest: Reverse-engineer a recipe!

Fall Foods that Pack a SUPER Punch! Plus tacos and cookies :)

Written in collaboration with Nourished Routes, LLC There are few things better than the flavors of fall: maple, cinnamon, apples, pumpkin…the list goes on! But these foods are full of much more than comforting flavors and a change in the weather. Our favorite fall ingredients are also packed with nutrients to help kids grow up … Continue reading Fall Foods that Pack a SUPER Punch! Plus tacos and cookies 🙂

Interview with a Chef! Chef Skylar Bush and his Creole Gumbo!

Hey there, grownups and kids: have you ever wondered what it's like to be a chef? We are starting a series of interviewing chefs with questions gathered from curious kids. Today, we are getting to know Chef Skylar Bush. Skylar is a chef and writer who hails from Alabama. His love of culture and flavor … Continue reading Interview with a Chef! Chef Skylar Bush and his Creole Gumbo!

10 Tips for Parenting Picky Eaters

Guest Post written by Nourished Routes, LLC No doubt, mealtime can be a struggle with picky eaters. Here are some easy tips and tricks to implement in order to ease mealtime tension. Make food fun! Incorporate a variety of vibrant colors into your meals. Try cutting different food into fun shapes using cookie cutters. Try … Continue reading 10 Tips for Parenting Picky Eaters

3 Fun Ways to Encourage your Kids to Cook & Taste Food

Guest Post by Sarah Wilson of The Wandering Rumpus I have three girls who each have very different food preferences. As a parent, this is not always easy and sometimes very frustrating, but occasionally, I find a fun way to encourage them to cook or try something new. Here are three ways we’ve found this … Continue reading 3 Fun Ways to Encourage your Kids to Cook & Taste Food

Fermentation Fun: DIY Yogurt!

Do your kids know they could make their own yogurt? Did you know that it’s actually pretty easy to do so, and could be an awesome tool to teach your kids about probiotics, fermentation, and cellular biology?? This is a fabulous activity for a summer day at home! How to introduce fermentation/probiotics to your kids … Continue reading Fermentation Fun: DIY Yogurt!

Pantry Pasta SUPER BOWL!

Ever invented your own pasta recipe? Today is the day! All you need is some creativity with your pantry, whether you choose to make a fancy dish or a quick one-pot recipe for your family. What's more, pantry pasta makes for a great opportunity for you and your kids to play with your food (Imagine: … Continue reading Pantry Pasta SUPER BOWL!

Tac-O-lympics: 5 games to play with your tacos

Father's Day is this weekend! Wouldn't it be great if the kids helped prepare an awesome meal for Dad? What about a Taco Bar? The kids can pick out whatever taco toppings you have on hand, get them ready, and whip up some tacos for Dad! Better yet, what if this were a meal AND … Continue reading Tac-O-lympics: 5 games to play with your tacos

Lemon Coconut Ice Cream: with video!

Recipe from Jamilya Sharipova As the weather warms up, Taste Quest HQ can’t get our minds off of refreshing treats. Since tropical vacations are on hold for a while, we’re bringing the vacation to you. Follow the recipe below for a silky-smooth lemon coconut ice cream (no ice cream maker required), then follow along as … Continue reading Lemon Coconut Ice Cream: with video!