Safety First

  • Always wash your hands before you start to cook and anytime you touch raw meat or eggs. This will reduce the likelihood of spreading harmful bacteria from one food to another.
  • Teach kids how to use hot pads! Buying the kind that fit like gloves can save them from accidental burns. Remind them that the microwave can heat up a dish just as hot as the oven can. Also, talk about the dangers of steam. Removing plastic wrap in the right way can reduce the opportunity for injury. 
  • Make sure you cover stove-top safety rules like turning handles toward the back and that burners stay hot/warm even when they’re turned off.
  • If you aren't comfortable with your kids using sharp knives, keep them out of their reach and take the time to explain to them that they are off limits. In the mean time, help them learn how to work with a butter knife to cut soft items like bread or brownies.

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