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15 Mother's Day recipes that kids can help make

Cooking is an essential life skill. Enlist the help of the kids and leave these easy Mother's Day recipes in their very capable hands.

By Today's Parent

15 Mother's Day recipes that kids can help make

Photo: Roberto Caruso

Easy Mother’s Day recipes

Lemon-Strawberry Mug Cake

This soft, spongy, not-too-sweet cake only takes two minutes to bake in the microwave. It’s a simple and yummy way for little chefs to impress Mom. Get the recipe: Lemon-Strawberry Mug Cake

two mugs with cake baked insidePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Easy Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tarts

Puff pastry does all the grunt work here. The presentation looks fancy, but you and the kids did not get fussed making it. Trust. Get the recipe: Easy Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tarts

two puff pastry tarts topped with goat cheese, asparagus and red onionPhoto: Jim Norton

French Toast Finger Sandwiches

Start mom’s day off right with some delicious breakfast in bed. These French toast fingers are simple enough for little hands to assemble. Just make sure an adult does the frying and cutting. Get the recipe: French Toast Finger Sandwiches

plate with French toast and syrupPhoto: Maya Visnyei

One-Pan Creamy Bacon, Broccoli and Tomato Pasta

Treat Mom to this decadent and easy to make pasta dish and she’ll love you even more. Bonus: The whole thing comes together in one pan so clean up will be fast and easy. Get the recipe: One-Pan Creamy Bacon, Broccoli and Tomato Pasta

pan of spaghetti with tomatoesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Raspberry Sweetheart Cookies

With just three little ingredients, it’s easy for kids to make these heart-shaped cookies (mostly) on their own. Get the recipe: Raspberry Sweetheart Cookies

box of heart-shaped cookiesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Easy Butter Chicken

Forget takeout, restaurant-quality butter chicken is within your grasp. Chicken thighs stay juicy, so they win our vote. Get the recipe: Easy Butter Chicken

butter chicken on top of rice with piece of naanPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Greek Salad Pasta

This simple salad can be enjoyed hot or cold—however Mom likes it. Serve it as a side or a light lunch so she can enjoy a decadent dinner later. Get the recipe: Greek Salad Pasta

plate of pasta with olives, tomatoes and cucumberPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Tutti-Frutti Smoothie

It’s all about that smoothie life. Freeze the leftovers and enjoy popsicles with your mom another day. #thegiftthatkeepsongiving Get the recipe: Tutti-Frutti Smoothie

 

two glasses of pink smoothie with straw

Kiwi Yogurt Cups

Put kiwi and yogurt into a cup and voila, you’ve got a simple and yummy treat. It’s the perfect thing on a tray for breakfast in bed. Get the recipe: Kiwi Yogurt Cups

cup with layers of yogurt and kiwisPhoto: Roberto Caruso

No-Bake Brownie Bites

These super simple brownie bites are perfect for little bakers. Fun to make and nibble. Get the recipeNo-Bake Brownie Bites

chocolate balls covered in nuts and coconutPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Pantry Salad

Your sous chef will be pretty chuffed with themselves when they make this salad. Serve it as a side for lunch or dinner. Nothing makes moms happier than watching their kids willingly eat veggies. Think of it as a bonus gift. Get the recipe: Pantry Salad

plate of chickpea saladPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Ham and Cheese Waffles

Shredded ham and grated cheddar find a cozy home right inside the waffle batter. It’s the perfect savoury-sweet treat for brunch. Get the recipe: Ham and Cheese Waffles

plate of waffles with ham and cheese insidePhoto: Maya Visnyei

Turkish Lamb Chops

We love lamb chops because they have a built-in handle. They’re the perfect thing for a classy barbecue. This one takes a bit more adult handholding, but it's worth it. Get the recipe: Turkish Lamb Chops

grilled lamb chops with chopped mintPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Caesar Salad Devilled Eggs

You know it’s a party when the devilled eggs arrive. We especially like this Caesar salad spin on your grandma’s classic. Get the recipe: Caesar Salad Devilled Eggs

plate of devilled eggs topped with crispy baconPhoto: John Cullen

Triple-Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

Ice cream in a chocolate crust? Where do we sign up? Your kids are fully capable of taking a leading role in this simple dessert. Get the recipe: Triple-Chocolate Ice Cream Pie 

15 Mother's Day recipes that kids can help makePhoto: Jodi Pudge

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