Easy Fixes to Common Cooking Mistakes

I love cooking with my kids. I think it’s an important life skill to teach them, while they think it’s fun. But sometimes they grab the sugar instead of the salt, or dump in too much of something. Here is a fun guest post to the rescue! Read on for help.

Cooking and baking with your kids can be a fun way to bond with your kid and teach them an important life skill. There are a lot of kid-friendly recipes out there that your kids can help you with, but kids (like us adults!) can sometimes make a mistake here and there. They might grab for the sour cream instead of the whipping cream or they might add a little too much of a specific ingredient. Instead of tossing out the entire dish and unfortunately tossing away some food, you can instead use these moments as a way to fix the dish and teach your kids!

Shari’s Berries put together this cute visual that’s easy for kids to follow (and for you, too!) so they can learn all about the ways flavors interact with each other. They can also learn how to easily fix any baking and cooking mistakes they make along the way. It’s a great opportunity to show them how they can find solutions to their problems and to salvage any dish to save you some time and money. For example, did you know that you can store hard cookies in a sealed bag with a slice of bread to soften them up? Look through these tips and see what you and your kids can use the next time you’re in the kitchen!

Baking Mistakes 

Graphic courtesy of Shari’s Berries: https://www.berries.com/blog/baking-and-cooking-mistakes

Cooking Mistakes 

Graphic courtesy of Shari’s Berries: https://www.berries.com/blog/baking-and-cooking-mistakes

Hopefully these infographics help you finish off your summer cooking or baking strong. Now you can let the kids go wild in the kitchen and fix the oopsies afterward. Too salty and too spicy have definitely happened to us! Let me know how it goes and share stories below. Happy cooking….and eating!

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