How to Empower Your Kids to Cook for Themselves

By Mother's Day, they'll be making you breakfast—with a little help.

With Mother's Day around the corner, many moms may be dreaming of breakfast in bed, but that isn't always a reality. This year, instead of letting your kids take credit for a meal you basically made for yourself, give them the skills and tools they need to cook on their own (of course, be prepared for a meal that might be a little creative). On this week's episode of "Things Cooks Know," hosts Sarah Humphreys and Sarah Karnasiewicz discuss ways to get your kids into the kitchen, which often involves a little trust from the parents. No, a three-year-old can't use a stove, but baking a cake with them is a great time to help them practice counting and measuring. By the time they've reached their pre-teen years, they will be able to scramble eggs, microwave dinners, and assist younger siblings in preparing a delicious meal.

Karnasiewicz shares a few easy recipes kids can make with little-to-no supervision, including a taco dinner or a simplified salad nicoise. She also offers a few easy recipes for Mother's Day breakfast or dessert—which you can find here. Don't forget to subscribe on iTunes so you never miss a single episode.