What Inspired Me This Week: Yummyfun Kooking!

With so many kids-cooking sites online, when I’m looking for originality and spunk, I always head to Yummyfun Kooking, my default “have fun cooking with kids” website! Yummyfun’s part Pee Wee Herman, part Martha Stewart and 100% awesome!

My friend Clare Crespo is the Chief Cupcake in Charge and for as long as I’ve known her, she’s been obsessed with inspiring folks to get creative in the kitchen. From the first dusting of flour to becoming a media powerhouse, she has written two best selling cookbooks: “The Secret Life of Food” and “Hey There Cupcake!”, teaches cooking classes and writes recipes and party ideas for other media outlets. You may have even spotted her on TV whipping up something fun.

For the enthusiastic kid-chef in your life, look no further for an original present. For $28.00, you can subscribe to a  Yummyfun Kooking Club which includes a silk-screened recipe box, recipe dividers, a wooden mixing spoon, a membership card and welcoming letter, recipe cards, and then every month, you will receive three very fun recipes and a letter from Clare. With a Kooking Club subscription, it’s a gift that gives all year (but lasts a lifetime). And while you’re at it, check out the wildest cooking show ever, Clare’s Yummyfun Kooking Series.

With Yummyfun, the right tools and in insatiable imagination, I know you’re going to have fun experimenting in the kitchen with your kids. Create memories for a lifetime — and if that didn’t sound too Hallmark-y, let me reiterate, cooking with your kids will leave a permanent impression on them. I fondly remember the first pineapple-upside-cake I made when I was 12 years old. And hanging out in the kitchen with my family. Cooking was fun — it is fun!

I’d love to hear what you might’ve created in your kitchen with your families and friends recently. And please share your favorite cooking sites and recipes with us — I’m always on the hunt for the next smash dinner dish!