I started teaching my kids to cook at a very young age. Cooking builds self esteem. Kids learn math skills like sorting and fractions. They learn to work together and many other important skills like healthier eating habits.

My girls love to help me in the kitchen with even the smallest task. My 5 year old daughter can just about bake an entire cake on her own. Seriously.

I try to involve them as much as possible while keeping them away from hot cooktops and sharp knives. They are always more open to trying new foods when they’ve helped prepare it!

Here’s a great kid friendly recipe that everyone will love!

Sweet Ham and Cheese Sandwiches | Kid Friendly Recipe | Cooking with Kids

Sweet Ham & Cheese Sandwiches


  • 10 Sweet Rolls
  • 1 lb. Deli Sliced Ham
  • 1/2 lb. Sliced White American Cheese
  • 1/2 stick Butter, melted
  • 2-3 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9×13 baking dish with butter.IMG_2238_WEB

Cut the sandwich rolls in half crosswise. Make the sandwiches with a thick slice of ham (or two) and a slice of cheese.

sandwich recipe

In a medium bowl, combine the Butter, Brown Sugar, Mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well.

Line the sandwiches in your baking dish and coat them with the buttery mixture using a brush or you can just pour the mixture over the top.

Cooking with Kids

Bake on 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

 What kind of fun things do you bake with your kiddos?

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