Kids in the Kitchen: Quick & Easy Dinner

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It’s time for another dose of Kids in the Kitchen!

This week has been BUSY.  I’ve managed to put a home-cooked meal on the table every night, but getting the kids to help was pushed aside.  Last week, though, my parents brought a large Papa Murphy’s pizza for my birthday dinner and 2 Mini Murph pizzas for the boys.  (We LOVE Papa Murphy’s!)  I love the Mini Murph because it’s exactly what our Kids in the Kitchen series is all about – getting kids to make their food!

KITK - Colin - SensiblySara

KITK - James - SensiblySara


We pulled the dough into a little curly-q on Colin’s pizza so that we would know which was which.  The only thing I don’t let the boys do is put their pizzas in and take them out of the oven.

What’d your kids do in the kitchen this week?

Share photos, stories or recipes that include your #kidsinthekitchen.  I would love for you to join me and my co-hosts, Paula at Frosted Fingers and Melinda at LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too, each week linking up a post, new or old, that feature the theme Kids in the Kitchen.  It doesn’t matter what you are doing as long as you are doing it together and enjoying it and learning something.

  • preparing healthy snacks
  • having a tea party
  • counting skills with m&ms
  • pouring from measuring cups
  • discovering a local restaurant that your kids love
  • creating new family friendly recipes

Don’t have a blog, then share a photo you uploaded to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  Share whatever you have, we want to see it.

Linky Rules

1.  Link up only your kid friendly recipes, stories, pictures or cooking lessons here.  (No Etsy stores or giveaways please).

2.  Link directly to a specific post, update or tweet – not your homepage.

3. Please add a Kids in the Kitchen button or link on your site or blog post or share through social media so readers know you are participating.

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4.  Click through and comment, pin, like, tweet or share with other participants.  We love to share inspiration and ideas with each other, don’t link and run.

5. Follow the hosts of this feature: Paula at Frosted FingersMelinda at LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too and Sara at Sensibly Sara.

I can’t wait to see all of the fun food themed ideas, excursions and photos you have to share.

Link up below!


**Full Disclosure:  Papa Murphy’s did not provide me with anything for this post.  My parents paid for the Mini Murph’s & our other pizza.  I am sharing my love of Papa Murphy’s with you!  (Pssst: If Papa Murphy’s is reading this, I’d love to work with you! ;) )  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  

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About Sara Phillips

Sara Phillips writes about her kids & husband, recipes, life, and activities. She also enjoys writing reviews and hosting giveaways. Sara and her family live in San Antonio, TX.

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  1. This is awesome I am always having my kids help in the kitchen next week i will join in! Our Papa Murphy’s closed I was so sad :(

  2. My first links post! Thanks for the idea, was fun!

    My kids love Mini Murph’s too!

  3. My kids love to cook! I just discovered that our grocery store has pizza dough in the bakery that you can roll out and cook up yourself!

  4. I want some pizza now! The kids love making their own pizzas in my house

  5. My kids always ask to make a “Mini Murph” when they see them at Papa Murphy’s. We’ll have to get one next time to try it out. I bet they would LOVE it! Love the collages of each of the boys.

  6. We LOVE making homemade pizzas! It is so great to let the kids decide how much of each ingredient they will have. I think homemade pizza may be on the meal plan for next week:)

  7. I didn’t know about the kids pizza at Papa Murphy’s…we’ve only been once. We’ll have to go back and try it.

  8. we do pizza every friday but I make it from scratch. I did used to buy my dough from a local pizzeria and it was so convenient. My kids typically choose the same things, bacon, pepperoni and sausage. they like meat.

  9. Cindy Dawkins says:

    They had fun and ate their pizza’s too.

  10. This is such a great idea – I need to start including my girls in the kitchen too. I’m such a control freak and hate cleaning more than I absolutely have to so my daughter’s hands on kitchen time has been limited.

  11. Ttrockwood says:

    Awesome idea! We often buy pizza dough from trader joes or whole foods (both have super simple real food ingredients) and make mini pizzas or calzones. My nephew is awesome at grating cheese :)


  1. […] I would love for you to join me and my co-hosts, Melinda at Look What Mom Found and Sara at Sensibly Sara, each week linking up a post, new or old, that feature the theme Kids in the Kitchen. […]

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