Welcome to #LittleChefs!

Regular readers will know that one of my favourite things to do with Potato is cook , especially bake.

Almost all of the recipes you can find on my blog have been done with the help of a baby or toddler.

Mixing and kneeding

Potato started getting involved when he was old enough to stand up in his FunPod, aged about 15 months. Back then, he mainly stirred things. He’s come a long way since then. We’ve covered ourselves and our kitchen in flour, chocolate, cream, egg and cheese. We’ve had successes and failures but most of all, we’ve had a huge amount of fun.

That’s what this #LittleChefs linky is all about. Having fun in the kitchen.


So whether you’ve made a fancy pie or cake with your little one or you’ve been getting creative with iced biscuits, come and link up. You don’t have to have followed or invented a fancy recipe and you don’t have to have made a spectacular show-stopper. As long as your little ones have been involved, even if it’s only in a supervisory capacity, come and join in.

The linky will open each Thursday and stay open until the following Monday.

Share failures as much as successes; they’re all fun and educational. It’s not about showing off with a beautiful end results. It’s about encouraging each other to have a go.

If you’re looking for ideas of things to do with your little ones in the kitchen, you can always start with my 5 Toddler-Friendly Recipes and Hints and Tips for Getting Toddlers into the Kitchen.

Of course, you’re bound to find plenty of inspiration among your fellow linkers. Don’t forget, if you try out an idea you find on the linky, let us know how you get on.

As is the way with linkys, these only work if we all put something back in. I’ll try and comment on as many posts as possible, and tweet them out too. I’ll retweet everything shared with the #LittleChefs hashtag. If you could comment on a couple of posts as well as the host post, that would be lovely.

#LittleChefs also has it’s own Pinterest board now and I’ll be pinning posts there too as well as picking out my favourite post from the previous week as part of my weekly post.

I have a shiny new badge for you to add to your post if you fancy.

BakedPotato Mummy

29 thoughts on “#LittleChefs

  1. Have just come across your blog. I’m passionate about encouraging people to cook with children and like you, started mucking around with it when mine were about 13-15 months old. I believe the key to successful cooking with young children is using age-appropriate recipes where they can be involved and engaged throughout. But genuinely age-appropriate recipes for 1 to 4 year olds are hard to come by and why I wrote the Tickle Fingers Cookbook and set up the Cook with Toddlers Community. Anyway, enough of my rambling, I’m off to spend the evening enjoying your posts!

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