Bring your family together around the stove, and you're guaranteed to make memories that will last a lifetime. Cooks of all ages can pitch in and help for so many recipes. We've put together a collection of family favorite dishes, from baked breads to slow cooker apple butter. All of these recipes are easy to make with multiple hands. Even better, many of them create extras so you can share with family, neighbors, or co-workers. That's the ultimate gift of family time together.
Cooking and Bonding: Recipes to Make as a Family
Family time is a great time to cook together. You teach kids valuable skills, while also sharing and making memories together. Whether you're making a family-favorite recipe or trying something new, cooking and baking as a family is a worthy endeavor. We've put together a collection of recipes that are especially great for groups. Either they make plenty to share, or the steps allow for chefs of all skill levels to be a part.
First up is our top-rated Pecan-Topped Pumpkin Bread. This much-loved recipe was the subject of a recipe makeover that earned rave reviews. With a few low-fat baking tricks, our healthy pumpkin bread recipe shaved 33 percent of the calories and more than half the fat from the original recipe. "I love this recipe because it makes two loaves. Many quick breads only make one, but with very little effort, you can double your results," Kimberly Holland says. "I usually take a loaf to work, or I'll cut the second loaf and freeze individually wrapped slices for quick desserts when I'm too busy to bake later."