3 fun and easy spring recipes to bake with the kids

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With spring in full swing, what better way to celebrate the season than to bake fresh goodies with the little ones in your life. Whether your child is an aspiring baker, or you want to teach them practical skills, Christa Lynch — a sustainable chef and mom — crafted kid-friendly baking recipes that are fun to make and easy enough for your little chef to handle.

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Strawberry Cheesecake
Courtesy of Christa Lynch

It’s a creamy cheesecake with fresh strawberries in every bite.

Ingredients:

Crust:

Cheesecake filling:

Topping:

Instructions:

Crust:

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

2. Add cupcake liners to a 6-cupcake pan.

3. Combine the vanilla wafer cookie crumbs, sugar and melted butter. Divide the mixture between the cupcake liners (about two tablespoons per cup) and press into the bottoms.

4. Bake the crusts for five minutes, then remove them from the oven. Allow to cool while you make the filling.

Cheesecake filling:

1. Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese, sugar and flour until combined (use a low speed to keep less air from getting into the batter; too much air can cause cracks in the finished cake). Scrape down the batter on the sides of the bowl.

3. Add the sour cream and vanilla extract. Beat on low speed until well combined.

4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating slowly and scraping the sides of the bowl after each addition.

5. Add about a tablespoon of chopped strawberries to each cheesecake crust, so there’s an even layer at the bottom of each cheesecake cup.

6. Add the filling to each cheesecake cup until the cups are mostly full.

7. Bake the cheesecakes for 20 to 23 minutes, then turn off the oven and leave the door closed for five more minutes.

8. Crack open the oven door and allow the cheesecakes to cool for 15 to 20 minutes, and then put them in the fridge to finish cooling.

9. When the cheesecakes are cool, remove them from the pan.

Topping:

1. Combine the strawberries, sugar and water in a small bowl and stir to coat the strawberries. Set them in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour, and the strawberries will get nice and juicy.

2. Add the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract to a large mixer bowl, then whip on high speed until stiff peaks form.

3. Pipe swirls of whipped cream onto the top of each cheesecake. I used an Ateco tip 844.

4. Finish the cheesecakes with the chopped strawberries. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Zucchini Chips
Courtesy of Christa Lynch

Zucchini tossed in panko bread crumbs make a fun, crunchy snack.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a small bowl, whisk the egg. In a medium bowl, combine the panko, almond flour, Parmesan, salt and several grinds of pepper.

3. Dip the zucchini slices into the egg and then into the panko mixture. Place the slices on the baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and bake for 17 to 20 minutes, flipping halfway, until golden brown.

4. Serve immediately while they're still hot (they’ll become less crispy as they sit). Serve with a dipping sauce, if desired, and garnish with Parmesan.

Rainbow Vegetable Spring Rolls
Courtesy of Christa Lynch

These spring rolls are healthy, colorful and full of flavor.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

1. Prepare noodles according to package instructions. Drain and rinse under cold water, set aside. Meanwhile, add warm water to a shallow wide bowl. A pie pan or cake pan would also work!

2. Place one spring roll wrapper at a time in a bowl of warm water for five to 10 seconds until it softens up a bit. (It will continue to soften as it sits on the paper towel.) If you keep the wrapper in the water for any longer than that, it will start to fall apart.

3. Place the spring roll wrapper on a damp paper towel (this prevents it from sticking) and add a handful of each veggie to the center of the wrapper. (Do not overstuff.)

4. Fold the edge closest to you over the toppings and tuck the sides in and over the portion you just rolled. Roll away from you, making sure to keep the spring roll tight. Repeat until you have used up all of the filling.

5. Serve immediately.

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