“The Little Chefs Project: A Collection of Kid-Friendly Tips, Tricks and Recipes for Fun in the Kitchen” + Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
November 2, 2012
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I recently had an awesome opportunity to work with Chef Boyardee and The Motherhood, talking about my boys and eating habits.  I was featured for the first time in an E-book published by Chef Boyardee & The Motherhood, entitled The Little Chefs Project: A Collection of Kid-Friendly Tips, Tricks and Recipes for Fun in the Kitchen.  If you look closely at Chapter 5, you’ll see a picture of my youngest (Sammy) with a can of Chef Boyardee, as well as my personal experiences and thoughts from my friends.  Chapter 5 is about Fun with Flavors and is a pretty good chapter if I say so myself!  In fact, the whole book is great!

The layout of the book includes the following:

Chapter 1 – Feel Like a Kid Again
Chapter 2 – Teachable Moments
Chapter 3 – Everyday Fun
Chapter 4 – Family Time
Chapter 5 – Fun with Flavors
Chapter 6 – Family Traditions
Additional Resources
Chef Boyardee Timeline
Contributing Bloggers

Each Chapter of the Books includes:

Our Favorite Recipes
Tips from Bloggers
Thoughts from Bloggers
Advice from Family & Friends of the Bloggers

This E-book is pretty dang cool!  Be sure to take a moment, head over and check out what other moms in the blogosphere had to say about their experiences with their family’s eating habits.  In addition to the E-book, we’ll be hosting a cook-along next week – highlighting Chapter 5: Fun with Flavors.  Now for a fun giveaway!!!

GIVEAWAY

1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will win a Chef Boyardee prize pack, including the following items:

– Kids’ kitchen measure and prep kit
– Kids’ recipe box
– Scrapbook album
– 2 Chef Boyardee chef hats
– Chef Boyardee adult apron
– Chef Boyardee child apron
– Chef Boyardee pizza kit
– Time capsule
– 2 coupons for FREE Chef Boyardee Beefaroni
– 5 Chef Boyardee Recipe Cards

WIN IT!!! (MANDATORY ENTRY)

– Check out the E-book and tell me in a comment one tip or idea you learned from the book.

EXTRA ENTRIES

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– Comment on any Non-Giveaway post on The Mommy-Files – 1 ENTRY per post comment (no limit)
– Blog about this giveaway and include the URL – 5 ENTRIES

RULES

– Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012! Any entries after this time will be deleted!
– Contest open to U.S. residents only.

This is a compensated post as part of a campaign with Chef Boyardee and The Motherhood.  The giveaway is sponsored by Chef Boyardee and The Motherhood.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

The winner is #82 – congrats to Christian Alejandro N!!! 

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Shannon Gosney is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. With 3 active boys, Shannon loves living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

209 Responses to ““The Little Chefs Project: A Collection of Kid-Friendly Tips, Tricks and Recipes for Fun in the Kitchen” + Giveaway”

  1. Audra Weathers says:

    I liked the tip from Sarah, In the Trenches of Mommyhood about how children are more likely to try something if they helped make it and using taco night as an example. I have a 3 year old picky eater, so I’m definitely going to try this out.

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  5. sandra says:

    i learned the project offers teachable moments in math and science

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  7. Jennifer says:

    I love the tips on smoothies!

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  9. Bo says:

    I like the idea of pureeing vegetables and “sneaking” them into recipes to up the amount of veggies being eaten!

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  12. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I learned a few I liked, the decorating of the aprons and also, several had it where they let their children help in the kitchen. Heather Smith posted that one and I liked that she does that, I use to with mine as well.

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  15. D Schmidt says:

    Visited and learned that cooking should be fun and not taken too seriously

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  21. Kathy S says:

    Let kids play with fake food in the kitchen until they are old enough to work with real food.

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  23. Daniel M says:

    cooking should be fun

  24. mrsshukra says:

    I learned that if you have picky eaters, try creating a new, quick and easy recipe WITH them! Introduce them to fun new flavors, like dips and spices, and encourage them to help you pick ingredients and create meals. Little Chefs are more likely to eat food they helped you cook!

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  27. Hannah Pitts says:

    They say to pre-measure ingredients into containers before you start cooking with younger helpers. That is a great idea!

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  34. nannypanpan says:

    i like the tip to teach yourkid math ad scence while baking and measuring
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  36. I love the tip as simple as using a bowl with a non-slip bottom, so the kids are less likely to make a mess, and more likely to continue to have a blast!

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  40. Steph says:

    I learned that 40 bloggers did this. I really liked Chapter 3: Everyday Fun. I agree that cooking should be fun! My kids love being involved in the kitchen.

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  43. clarissa says:

    I like the suggestion on page 12 to pair learning about other cultures with food.

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  50. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    i saw an interesting tip. It’s good to allow children to create their own recipes. It allows them to develop their math and critical thinking skills.

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  114. Gianna says:

    Start your own traditions if you don’t have any.

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  116. Nicole Larsen says:

    I like the tip of not taking cooking so seriously and letting the kids get messy and have some fun–I’m a bit of a stickler with that lol

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    Pass on family traditions AND start your own 🙂

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  131. Deb K says:

    I like the tip to pass on family traditions and start your own.

  132. Lisa Garner says:

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    I like the tip of a kids verses adult cook off when camping I will really use this one when we go camping and with the cub scouts camping what a great tip

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  158. Sand says:

    I like the tip to purchase child size aprons and have them decorate them.

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