Few childhood memories are more precious than those of cooking with grandma. Whether it's learning how to make the best lasagna or classic apple pie, share your stories and make some great recipes together!
Spending time with grandparents is one of the most important parts of childhood. Whatever the activity, time with elders besides their parents is an important part of a child’s development! And few things can provide the necessary bonding quite like cooking with grandma. Whether it’s homemade cookies or heart-healthy casserole, time in the kitchen is a great way to learn grandmother’s story!
Of all the traditions that a grandchild can share with their grandma, cooking together is one of the best. There are many recipes that are passed down through the generations and baking or cooking them together can be meaningful. If there’s a story behind a food dish, it can be a great way to learn about grandma’s history!
Of course, there is also the automatic bonding that comes with spending time in the kitchen. It can help to learn teamwork, build trust, and truly engage with a different generation! Plus, learning how to prepare a homemade meal teaches kids a useful life lesson. Share your tips for cooking with grandma on your favorite family app.
Cooking with grandma can make for a memorable tradition, but it’s important to keep a few things in mind. The following tips will ensure you can make the most of it:
Depending on your family’s tradition, there are meals that you as a grandmother may be set on making when you’re in the kitchen. Here are a few of our most delicious ideas for a child cooking with their grandma!
Simple and delicious, you'll love making this classic with your family!
pre-made pie crusts
thinly sliced, peeled apples ( about 6 medium)
Classic Apple Pie
Heat oven to 425°F. Press 1 pie crust firmly against side and bottom of an ungreased 9-inch glass pie plate.
In large bowl, gently mix the filling ingredients; pour into crust-lined pie plate. Top with second crust. Wrap extra top crust under bottom crust edge, pressing edges together to seal; flute the edges. Cut slits or shapes in several places on top.
Top with second crust. Wrap extra top crust under bottom crust edge, pressing edges together to seal; flute the edges. Cut slits or shapes in several places on top.
Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown or apples are tender. Cover edge of crust with 2 or 3 inch wide strips of foil after first 15 to 20 minutes of baking to (this prevents excessive browning).
Cool for at least 2 hours before serving.
Many special memories are made with grandmother, and some of the best ones happen in the kitchen. Whether sharing cooking tips or making a traditional recipe, there’s a lot to be learned around the stove! There’s nothing quite like bonding over cooking a meal together. Do you have any cooking advice for other grandmas to share? Tell us about them in our comments!