Tools that will Get your Teen Excited about Cooking

Are you thinking about teaching your kids how to cook this year, but don’t know where to start? How about making it fun? We’ve got some awesome things for you.

To celebrate the Back to Homeschool season, we’re giving away a bunch of cool kitchen items we know your older kids will love.

Ready to get your teen cooking?

Tools that will Get your Teen Excited about Cooking @Education Possible

Here’s what we’ve included in our Teen Cooking Giveaway:

  • Complete Children’s Cookbook from DK Books
  • Delicious Disney Holidays Cookbook
  • The Mystery of History Cookbook, volume II from Bright Ideas Press (download)
  • Kitchen towel featuring common cooking measurements
  • Mickey Mouse measuring spoon set
  • 2 Crate&Barrel decorating squeeze bottles
  • Set of 3 Disney cookie cutters – Mickey, Mickey hand, and star
  • 2 Crate&Barrel individual cupcake holders
  • A package of Crate&Barrel Halloween mini cupcake papers
  • A set of 2 Crate&Barrel cupcake shaped cookie cutters
  • Crate&Barrel pinwheel picks
  • A package of standard cupcake papers

Just enter below for your chance to win a whole bunch of cooking supplies your teen will love!

Tools that will Get your Teen Excited about Cooking

Interested in winning even more back to school tools? Head over to iHN for your chance to enter and win 33 other Back to Homeschool Gift Baskets.

We are especially excited about Alisha’s Mixed Media Art Basket, Eva’s Travel Around the World giveaway, and Amy’s History Timeline Tools.


Megan Zechman
I love homeschooling! Learning is a way of life for our family. Most days you will find us exploring our Central Florida community, having fun while learning. I am constantly looking for new and interactive ways to engage my older children.
Megan Zechman
Megan Zechman


  1. My teen loves to cook spaghetti; it’s her favorite food and she is always wanting to cook it.

  2. My teens love to bake anything!

  3. BunnyMomRocks says:

    Pancakes! They love to make them, change them and eat them!!! And not just for breakfast!

  4. Heather H. says:

    What a neat giveaway. My kiddo would love this! Thank you for participating!!

  5. My 13yr old likes to make baking powder drop biscuits.

  6. My oldest loves to make pizza from scratch, and my youngest loves to bake cakes.

  7. Kathleen P. says:

    She loves to cook Chinese food.

  8. They love to grill anything!

  9. She loves baking cupcakes!

  10. Cookies!!!

  11. He likes to cook pancakes

  12. Diane Wheless says:

    My 16yo grandson loves to bake anything sweet!

  13. Susan Salcedo says:

    Salmon and sweets ! What a combo !

  14. Jess McCarthy says:

    My 15 year old loves to make grilled jalapeno and cream cheese sandwiches.

  15. Joan Foley says:

    My daughter is a baker. Cakes, cookies, brownies, all things baked.

  16. My teen loves to cook and cooking is a great way to integrate math and science. Our family would love this basket!

  17. Teri Knight says:

    My kids love to cook. Some of their favs to prepare themselves are: pizza, pepperoni rolls, chicken and dumplings, and sweets such as cupcakes and cookies

  18. Christine says:

    pancakes and bacon

  19. Melissa C says:

    She loves to make bread, brownies, and cookies.

  20. heather d says:

    I have 3 boys and they all love to help me bake or make dinner, but especially brownies.

  21. Fav thing to cook right now are baked treats for others

  22. My daughter loves making pastries.

  23. She loves making noodles!!

  24. Anna Arvidson says:

    We love to bake cookies!

  25. KM Lorenz says:

    Sadly, son cooks hot dogs and popcorn. We need to change his want to!

  26. My teens enjoying cooking traditional Filipino meals!

  27. Wow. Great basket

  28. Julia Cosgrove says:

    I would have to say french toast.
    Thanks for the great opportunity.

  29. Homemade mac&cheese. He loves to cook!

  30. What a fun cooking basket!! Our family would just loooove loooove on this. Good luck everyone!

  31. Susannah B says:

    My teen and preteens all love cooking sweets the best, although they are also interested in ethnic foods. We would love to win this awesome gift basket! Thanks for offering it!

  32. My 12 yr old would LOVE these things!

  33. For my son it would be chicken.

  34. My teen daughter loves to make desserts from foreign countries!

  35. Katie Putnam says:

    Love all the giveaways!!!

  36. My girls love working in the kitchen, baking is their favorite.

  37. My preteens love cooking desserts and are also super handy veggie choppers!!

  38. My teen is a pretty accomplished cook, her favorite thing to cook is brownies

  39. My daughter likes making pancakes and French toast. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  40. My teen’s favorite things to cook are chocolate chip cookies and cinnamon rolls, all from scratch! They are delicious!

  41. Anna-Marie cox says:

    My daughter loves to cook enchiladas

  42. Jennifer Guzik says:

    My 14-yr-old daughter just started taking an interest in cooking a few months ago. She loves to make homemade macaroni and cheese and spaghetti.

  43. My daughter would love this… she has a passion for cooking, although
    most times I think it’s just her way of making a mess of my kitchen.
    She’s a good cook.

  44. Jessica Andrews says:

    “WAFFLES” 🙂 My daughter loves making breakfast foods.

  45. My 10 year old loves to bake. Anything sweet is her favorite.

  46. amy bauman says:

    wonderful give away!

  47. Great prize. Would love to win and have some fun in the kitchen with my kiddos

  48. French Toast!

  49. My kids love to bake! Cookies, cakes, and banana bread!

  50. Misty Folwell says:

    Both of my daughters love to cook! My oldest has a great homemade cake recipe and my youngest likes to cook about anything I’ll let her!

  51. My daughter likes to make homemade donuts – yum!

  52. Our son’s favorite thing to cook is Top Ra Mein Soup although he can cook just about any canned soup! He’s just the age to start learning to cook, so this would be a great start for him!

  53. Heart of a Philanthropist Blogger Kim says:

    My son’s favorite thing to cook is macaroni and cheese.

  54. Suzi Smith says:

    Our teen son (on the autism spectrum) loves cooking! He likes to read “Good Eats” books by Alton Brown. His favorite to make is homemade doughs (pizza, bread, etc) and baking about any sweet treat. We’re working on “Sneaky Chef” recipes to add nutrients into his diet. Knowing that he’s putting veggie purees in his own recipes helps him to try it.

  55. Gina Phillips says:

    My son would love. He has been asking me to teach him to cook.

  56. My teen loves to cook just about anything, but I think she likes desserts the best.

  57. My daughter loves to bake muffins

  58. Brownies. Easily, brownies.

  59. Thank you for putting this together! This will be our first homeschooling year, looking forward in growing and learning with my kids!

  60. Thankfully, I have a teen who enjoys cooking! She is a very good gluten free baker. This giveaway is right up her alley! 🙂

  61. This is a wonderful basket of giveaway goodies. My daughter has been baking lately. Right now she’s very proud of her Pepper Shrimp dish that came out awesome.
    Carol L

  62. pasta dishes

  63. Not applicable to me, hope I can still enter.

  64. My son’s favorite thing to cook is either waffles or cookies!

  65. My daughter loves to bake cookies.

  66. Love this! I’ve got one aspiring chef that would be jumping for joy over the Mickey kitchen tools!

  67. Jennifer H. says:

    My son’s favorite thing to cook (so far) is frozen pizza, lol

  68. Sabrina Buxton says:

    My teen loves to cook meals…he loves to experiement with shrimp….and loves to surprise me with a complete meal once a week!

  69. Sheila P. says:

    My daughter’s favorite recipe is to make an apple salad recipe that has been in our family for 3 generations. She thinks it’s neat to make something that her grandma and her mom has made for many years.

  70. My daughters love to bake cakes….actually, it is the decorating that they really enjoy!

  71. Anything and everything!

  72. Soup!

  73. My girls love to bake cookies and pancakes and really anything that will get them somewhat messy. LOL

  74. Jennifer W. says:

    My daughter loves macaroni and cheese.

  75. My daughter’s favorite thing to cook is tacos.

  76. Both of my kids have a sweet tooth, and both volunteer to help bake cakes or muffins. For dinner they like making either spaghetti or burritos.

  77. My daughters first item to make all by herself was lasagna.
    I was very proud and it was delicious!

  78. Jessica Thompson says:

    This would be great to win.

  79. Christine says:

    One of Kiersten’s favorite things to make are homemade chicken nuggets. She also loves to bake.

  80. My eight year old has a love for cooking, and wants to be a chef. He would love if we won. Thanks for offering these goodies.

  81. Lisa McClain says:

    My sons favorite thing to cook is Mac N Cheese, followed closely by Cheddar Bay Biscuits.

  82. My son’s favorite thing to cook is French Toast.

  83. Stephanie Branch says:

    My son loves to cook banana pudding, but would love to have his own cookbook!!

  84. Emily Clair says:

    My son enjoys making blueberry muffins!

  85. Christy J says:

    My kids love to cook! What a fantastic giveaway!

  86. She asks what I’m cooking, and then she asks if she can help. She doesn’t really have a favorite, but if I were to let her go wild, she’d probably make cakes and cookies all day. Hey, maybe that’s not such a bad idea!!

  87. My son was just telling me he wants to learn cooking this year! This would be fabulous!

  88. Sharon Schoepe says:

    It’s a toss up between pancakes and chocolate chip cookies

  89. Rebekah M says:

    Mac and Cheese all the way, trying to open the creative juices

  90. Quintana Clark says:

    Mine is just learning, but she loves to do sweets!

  91. Ashley Perry says:

    My son loves to cook fried eggs! When I start breakfast in the mornings he always volunteers to cook the eggs! He also likes making homemade cookies.

  92. Dawn Spurgeon says:

    My teen loves to cook everything. But she is a really good baker. She had talked of culinary school but we shall see as she gets older.

  93. Nicole Lancaster says:

    My teens favorite thing to cook is Spaghetti and Meatballs.

  94. Marilyn Collins says:

    Anything Italian.

  95. Vanessa Zahel says:

    I have three teens and they all like to make something different. My son likes to do scrambled eggs. One of my daughter’s likes to make salad and my other daughter likes to cook fish. My 11 year old is just glad to be able to make p.b. sandwiches! I’m working with them all this year to learn new dishes.

  96. What an neat basket! Thanks for the chance to win!

  97. My daughter’s specialty so far is eggs. So breakfast burritos are becoming part of our dinner rotation.

  98. Would love to get my kid to learn to cook!

  99. My one teen loves to cook just about anything – but he is a master with the grill 🙂

  100. Suzanne S says:

    She loves to bake cookies and brownies

  101. Sharon Weil says:

    My teen daughter loves to make sweet treats.

  102. Cookies and desserts 😉

  103. Dorothy Boucher says:

    cookies, brownies, often pancakes for me 🙂

  104. My daughter makes the best chocolate chip cookies and she always makes her siblings birthday cakes.

  105. Michelle R says:

    All my teen love to cook chicken enchiladas

  106. My son just loves to cook. He loves baking the most, but really savors the flavors when cooking. We even got him his own pans.

  107. My guys love to cook just about anything! They’ve made homemade pizza, omelets, etc. My oldest boy also likes to create his own recipes and cook them for us at lunch.

  108. My son’s favorite thing to cook is homemade macaroni and cheese.

  109. My preteen loves to bake! Cookies and cakes are her favorite.

  110. Bridget Green says:

    Love this idea! Haven’t been to your site before, but I will definitely be returning. 🙂

  111. Bridget Green says:

    Oops! Forgot to mention, my son loves to make French Toast for our “Breakfast or Dinner” nights 🙂

  112. My teen loves to grill anything! Would love to get him cooking in the kitchen more.

  113. My daughter loves to bake. My son loves to make breakfast.

  114. Crysta Wolter says:

    My daughter loves to bake and has found a love of chopping salsa ingredients this summer.

  115. Fried potatoes, she makes them like my mom does 🙂

  116. Tara Sloan says:

    I have just got my step daughters ( 13 & 15 ) to where they are wanting to cook, this would be awesome for me to use to help motivate them. I thank you so much for the opportunity to win your giveaway!! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  117. Since my oldest wants to go to culinary school, he would love this!! He already makes some simple things, pancakes, a little stir fry. This would be the next step! Thank you for the opportunity!

  118. Jessica Medina says:

    scrambled eggs

  119. My teen loves to cook and bake just about anything. But her favorite would have to be pizza.

  120. Her favorite thing to cook is eggs! All different ways — scrambled, fried, poached, omelet — you name it!

  121. My teen loves to cook poached eggs with basil & fried potatoes (he grows his own taters!). But, he loves to cook just about anything. He wants to go to culinary school.

  122. she loves to make and decorate cake pops!!

  123. My teens love to make Mexican food!

  124. My kids love to make omelets, French toast and baked goods.

  125. Debi Schuhow says:


  126. Judith Martinez says:

    My only teen at the moment doesn’t actually like to cook. She likes to make brownies, mostly because she likes to eat them. My 12 year old, on the other hand is passionate about cooking. He loves to make baked chicken and is very proud of his fried eggs.

  127. Leah Williams says:

    Anything and everything! She just loves to be in the kitchen. Period!

  128. Elizabeth A F says:

    We love making French Toast! Also had my guy helping me make pita bread yesterday!

  129. Amanda Likens says:

    My teens like to cook grilled cheese.

  130. Tammy Cordery says:

    My daughter loves to cook mac n cheese with her own twist.

  131. Rebecca Hughes says:

    My teens love baking but they also like to cook spaghetti. Thanks for the giveaway.

  132. My daughter loves to bake and cook just about everything. She hates the clean up though:)

  133. Gabrielle D says:

    My daughter loves to make apple pie, apple cake, apple muffins – anything baked with apples!

  134. Lesley Tooley says:

    Teens favorite thing to cook is french toast

  135. Darlene Ysaguirre says:

    My daughter loves baking different types and flavors of cupcakes.

  136. Julie Quinn says:

    My daughter is just getting into cooking. She likes to bake cookies and muffins. She wants to learn to cook and dreams of being a chef some day so this would be awesome.

  137. Joyce Harrell says:

    Their favorite thing to cook is spaghetti

  138. My daughter likes to cook soup.

  139. Angie A M says:

    My son loves to grill hotdogs and make pancakes and brownies. Scrambled eggs are next on the list of things to learn to cook!

  140. Brownies, all though he’s trying no bake refrigerator cookies right now.

  141. he loves making anything mexican

  142. My 15 year old daughter loves to cook everything. She is going to be taking a cooking course later this year.

  143. We love making muffins, granola bars, and other snack foods.

  144. BROWNIES!! 🙂

  145. Terri Holbrook says:

    My 13 year old loves to bake! Anything! But especially banana bread.

  146. She loves to cook anything as long as we do it together.

  147. My son says birthday cake (doesn’t matter the type) is his favorite. He loves homemade pizza, too.

  148. My 13 year old loves to make homemade pizza and my 11 year old loves to make shoo fly pie and pumpkin cream cheese muffins.

  149. I’m a teen and i like baking biscuits!

  150. Kristan Draney says:

    This is so exciting! We just planned our year and we decided cooking would really spice up our geography lessons and my 15 year old decided that cooking made her list of top 3 things to learn this year because as she put it: “It’s something I can use for the rest of my life” She does already make a killer chicken casserole but would love to do more! This is just what we needed! THANKS!!!

  151. I admit, I don’t have any teens yet. But, my children all help out in the kitchen (they are 3, 5, 7, and 8). My 7 and 8 year old are able to bake cakes by themselves (from a box mix) and my 8 year old has cooked scrambled eggs before ( a bit salty, but she is getting there)

  152. Anything sweet! Lol

  153. My kids love to make cookies!

  154. Pasta and chili – Not as separate meals though – he uses the chili like pasta sauce.

  155. Corn bread

  156. Connie Bizzell says:

    This would be so much fun to win

  157. My teen’s favorite thing to cook is cupcakes!

  158. My kids love to cook! They would be so happy to get something like this. They like to make everything, but baking is always good! 😀

  159. My kid likes to make grilled cheese and tomato soup from scratch

  160. Catherine says:

    Oh wow, my oldest would go gaga over this….

  161. Ericka Coello says:

    He goes the easy way: cupcakes or cakes from the box

  162. My son has become very adventurous with eggs!

  163. What a great prize! My daughter loves to bake anything sweet, and my son is all about pumpkin pie – any time of year! What a great prize!!

  164. Omelets!

  165. Diane Estrella says:

    Pancakes are his specialty!