These are unprecedented times. Due to COVID-19, many of us are experiencing significant disruptions to our everyday lives: Schools and daycares are closed, restaurants and coffee shops are shuttered, events are canceled. And, along with many of you, our team at America’s Test Kitchen is working from home, in the company of our spouses, partners, and kids.
One way to regain a sense of normalcy in these uncertain times? Cook or bake with your kids. You’ll spend quality time together, away from any screens. You’ll feel good about what you’re doing, what you’re teaching your kids, and what they’re learning through osmosis—there is a great deal of science, math, and even social studies inherent in cooking. Plus you’ll end up with something delicious to eat. In this article, we've collected five of our favorite pantry-friendly recipes to get you started—a mix of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and sweets.
And there’s lots more where those came from: You can now access our entire library of 150+ kid-tested and kid-approved recipes, experiments, hands-on activities, and quizzes for free. Show us what you and your kids make by sending photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or tagging us on social media at #atkkids. You'll also find even more home-cooking resources from America's Test Kitchen, updated daily, on this page.