Cooking with Kids Week 3

I’m a little behind with the recipes from the cooking class. If I get on top of my game you might get two posts from me this week! For week 3 we prepared a dinner recipe. We began with breadsticks (which turned out more like crackers because I left the yeast on my kitchen counter!). Then we made tomato sauce and pasta. I was hoping to prepare some salad as well, but ran out of time. We spent a lot of time with the rolling pin 🙂 Homemade pasta with the kids was a success! They all ate their noodles up and really enjoyed the process.

Tomato Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup tomato paste
  • 28 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon basil, crumbled
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • Salt to taste
  1. Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
  2. Stir in the tomato paste, tomatoes, carrot, pepper, and basil.
  3. simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Cook 15 minutes more, then stir in the butter and salt.

Bread Sticks

  • 1-½ cup Warm Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Dry Active Yeast
  • 3-½ cups Flour
  • ½ cups Melted Butter
  • 1 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Lemon Pepper Or Seasoning Of Choice
  1. Mix together warm water, sugar, salt and yeast.
  2. Allow yeast to activate (about 10 minutes).
  3. Add flour and stir in with a fork until dough holds together.
  4. Knead lightly into a ball.
  5. Divide into 32 equal portions.
  6. On floured board, roll out into bread sticks.
  7. Dip into melted butter and then into Parmesan cheese.
  8. Place onto greased cookie sheet (16 per bakers half sheet.) Sprinkle with lemon pepper.
  9. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. This gives the bread sticks about 10 minutes to begin to rise.
  10. Cook at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.


  • 6 whole Eggs
  • 3 cups All-purpose Flour
  1. Make a well in the center of your pile of flour and crack in your eggs. Mix together with your hands.
  2. Turn it out onto a floured surface and knead by hand until dough becomes smooth, adding flour to the board as necessary.
  3. Let the dough rest for a little while before rolling it out.
  4. When you’re ready, roll it out on a floured surface as thin as it’ll go. Cut the noodles really thin.
  5. To cook the noodles, just boil them in salted water for a couple of minutes.


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