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7 Kid-Friendly Cooking Projects For A Rainy Day

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There's no doubt about it: Sandy's here. Which means the kids are home from school, and you want to keep them entertained -- and fed. Ditch the boxed mac and cheese and Dora The Explorer DVDs, and look at Frankenstorm as an excuse to have fun in the kitchen with your kids. We've got seven recipes that are easy, kid-friendly, and call for goods that are probably in your pantry.

So step away from the TV and into the kitchen. Twist up some pretzels, bake up some cookies, and feel like a kid again. Playing hooky has never been so delicious.


Baker's Sign Soft Pretzels by Nicholas


Peanut Butter Cookies by merrill


pb cookies

Simplest Caramel Apples by Food52

caramel apples

Magical Marvelous Cookies by drbabs


Baking Sheet Macaroni and Cheese by amanda

mac and cheese

White Chocolate Snowflakes from merrill


Homemade Tootsie Rolls by Heather Baird

tootsie rolls

Missing an ingredient? Need more pantry cooking inspiration? Ask the Food52 Hotline for help!

Tags: baking, kids, kid-friendly, menu ideas, pantry, frankenstorm, sandy