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As we head back to school and finish out the summer, it’s still important to have family time and the perfect way to do that is to bake with the kids in the kitchen! My family took some time to unplug and take the Pillsbury™ Baking Challenge with our family. I’m sharing this recipe in partnership with Pillsbury™ , all thoughts and opinions are my own.
This week has been quite hectic for us, we are having all new flooring laid in basically our entire house. This means that we are displaced for a week in the midst of the crews at our home. My kids have absolutely loved it because they think it’s like a vacation to stay with their grandparents; however, it’s also been hectic going back and forth so much. I am so anxious though for these floors to be done and just praying it’s done by Friday. I need my house back in order!
In the midst of the chaos though, we decided to gather the whole family, including grandparents and cousins, to get in the kitchen and bake with us or I guess it was more of a taste party. My daughter and I did most of the baking while they did a lot of tasting. We decided to use the Pillsbury™ Baking and Frosting Mixes to whip up a fun treat for the family.
My daughter is nearing turning 4 soon and it just amazes me how far she’s come in the kitchen. A few months ago, she always needed help with pouring items into the mixer. Now, she’s got it down. She thinks she has it so down that she can open the oven too. I had to keep a watchful eye on her at that point, and be sure she understood what HOT means. She had so much fun though and just stood there peaking into the oven waiting anxiously on the brownies to be done.
Being able to unplug and just spend time together is such a necessary occurrence in this constantly plugged in world we live in. I know for our family, myself especially, I’m always ‘on’ due to my line of work, so it’s vital for a little down time without the phones and computer nearby.
We also had fun taking pictures along the way with the Instax Mini! My kids were absolutely blown away about how these pictures were printed instantly.
My daughter also helped with the chocolate candies on top of the brownies, so we had one big spot of chocolate candy. That’s just the way it is with a toddler though. Then, she couldn’t wait to frost the brownies and put sprinkles on top. Those sprinkles are her favorite part of the icing. I have to say, I don’t blame her. I love them too.
We also enjoy Pillsbury™ Purely Simple™, which includes simple ingredients that are free of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives.
There are so many choices and fun items to bake, so there is no excuse but to join in with the baking challenge!
What fun goodies do you plan to bake with your family this week? I’d say Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to unplug and spend time in the kitchen with the family!