I love to cook. I hate to bake. Baking is such a precise endeavor, it always feels like work ... except, when I'm baking with the kids. It is like skiing. I have no interest in hitting the slopes on my own anymore, but when the kids are with me, I can ski all day. When it comes to cooking, all five of them want to get involved, which I love. But, it is really hard to include the little ones in making a meal. Small hands are not meant for chopping and frying. They are great, though, at measuring, pouring and mixing. Baking cookies together is great for family bonding and is sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit.
Check out the slideshow above for tips to bake with the kids this holiday season.