Category Archives: Cooking with Kids

Introducing…..Just Gen!

Introducing…..Just Gen!

Meet the aspiring cook of my neighborhood…..Gen! She and her sister, Gabby, have perfected their video and TikTok skills over the last few months, and her latest creation is a copycat Chick-Fil-A Milkshake. Not sure about you, but anything ice cream/cold, etc., during these super hot days is welcomed! Oh yeah, and the standard ingredient will be sprinkles – not a bad idea. I invite you to check out her You Tube channel here . You can also check out her grilled peaches which I made with Gen and Gabby a few years ago. My original post and recipe is here but Gen’s recipe on her YouTube channel is better! Stay cool!
~Connie Kaye


How can you beat PIZZA, for breakfast???


To answer my question, not sure you can.  I recently whipped this up for friends, and it was delicious and oh, so easy.  Start with a THIN (that’s what I prefer) ready-made crust from your local grocery store and add the toppings that your crew likes:

breakfast pizza

The mimosa was a nice addition, and the kids just like drinking orange juice from a wine glass!

I used crumbled cooked bacon, sausage, and scrambled eggs, topping with cheese at the end.  You can use any choice of toppings, and it’s also good to put a little sausage gravy on the crust as you would pizza sauce.  You really cannot go wrong.  Takes just a few minutes in the oven and voila, a delicious meal that heats up very well the next day!  Hope you enjoy as we did!

~Connie Kaye

Breakfast Pizza

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1 ready made pizza crust
Toppings of your choice
Shredded cheese

Prepare ingredients – chopping up veggies and sauteing meats.  Place on crust and top with cheese.  Bake according to package directions – doesn’t take long.



Hot breakfast in a flash!!!


Now that the kids are back in school and everyone is running around the house all crazy-like, I wanted to share a scrumptious muffin recipe that can be made ahead and frozen, microwaved, has protein, and is customizable (is that a word?) for even the most finicky eater.  My friend Heather and her daughter Gabby whipped these up, and I think they’re gone already.

The supplies, and the finished product:


After spraying your muffin cups, throw in whatever ingredients you wish — ham, bacon, spinach, onion, green pepper, sausage….you get the deal!  Oh yeah, and don’t forget the CHEESE!!!  Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder if desired, then add your beaten eggs.  They freeze well and are ready in a snap with the handy dandy microwave!  Enjoy!


~Connie Kaye

Breakfast Muffins

  • Servings: 12
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.

Assemble chopped veggies and meats, and your choice of grated cheese(s), and sprinkle in muffin tins. Beat desired amount of eggs and add to muffin tins.  Bake approximately 15 minutes or until centers are set.  Cool on wire rack.  Refrigerate or freeze for use later.  Microwaves well.

Easy Fruit Pizza


You’ll notice that in my Recipe Box, I’ve added a new category called “Cooking with Kids”.  Why, you might ask?  Well two of my favorite cooks were at it again last night, and we happily sampled their creation!  Here’s the final product:


This is a super fun way to let kids be creative, and since there’s no certain method of placing the fruit, other than just plopping it down, everybody’s a winner!  Start with sugar cookie dough and small bowls of your choice of fruits:


Ice the baked “cookie” with a combo of cream cheese, whipped topping and confectioners sugar:



Gab and Gen in their creative mode!

And then turn it over to the kids! This was super delicious, and healthy because we can just gobble up the leftover fruit!  Be sure to check out the Cooking with Kids section, and if you have a good recipe that works great with kids, email me at and YOU can be my next guest!  Until then —-

~Connie Kaye

Fruit Pizza

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1 roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough
Assorted chopped fruit
1 8 oz. pkg cream cheese, softened
12 oz. whipped topping
1/4 cup confectioners sugar, or to desired consistency

Bake sugar cookie and let cool.  Beat together cream cheese, whipped topping and confectioners sugar; ice cookie.  Throw (or arrange neatly) fruit on and have at it!