Summer is already at the halfway mark and there are only a few weeks left of good grilling weather. Before you systematically grill every piece of meat and every fresh vegetable you can get your hands on, you might want to consider dessert. That’s right, dessert. And you might be surprised to find out that preparing this particular dessert is a great occasion to spend quality time with the family.
How Kids Benefit from Cooking With the Family
Cooking with your children is not only fun, it is also very educational—just don’t tell your kids!
Recent studies have shown that cooking teaches creativity, applied math skills, planning, time management and problem solving. It also boosts self-esteem, increases self-confidence and creates a feeling of shared success. For very young children it gives them the opportunity to engage all of their senses and, by the same token, develop their fine motor skills. Last but not least, it comes with a tasty reward at the end of the process, which ensures their continued involvement.
Creating Banana and Cream Cheese S’mores
Our amazing banana and cream cheese s’mores deliver an incredible burst of flavour, as well as an intense burst of joy. These crowd favourites are easy to prepare, use more natural ingredients (i.e., bananas and Canadian cream cheese) than their traditional counterparts and are just as sweet! They are a perfect way to bring the family together and put a tasty end to a warm summer day.
Summer is great, but it requires a lot of imagination and resourcefulness to entertain your children in a constructive way. Go to www.allyouneedischeese.ca for inspiring recipes and articles. Your whole family will be cooking up some fun in no time!
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