From left, Holly Franks, Chloe Henson and Shelby Braddock follow a cornbread recipe at Kids in the Kitchen at Sparkman Civic Center Thursday. Kids in the Kitchen was lead by Staci McCormick with assistance from Heather Hemming, Chad Johnson, Betty McCormick and Racine Warren. | Joy Harris
From left, Holly Franks, Chloe Henson and Shelby Braddock follow a cornbread recipe at Kids in the Kitchen at Sparkman Civic Center Thursday. Kids in the Kitchen was lead by Staci McCormick with assistance from Heather Hemming, Chad Johnson, Betty McCormick and Racine Warren. | Joy Harris

Learning, eating with Kids in the Kitchen

Published 2:05pm Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sparkman Civic Center hosted a deliciously successful Kids in the Kitchen class Thur., June 19, for kids ages 9-12.

Staci McCormick directed the class with the assistance of Heather Hemming, Chad Johnson, Betty McCormick and Racine Warren. Sixteen kids attended the class, which was held from 8-11 a.m.

The class taught basics of cooking, including kitchen terms, utensils and recipes. Students learned how to make sausage and cheese biscuits, scrambled eggs, pancakes, crock pot chili, cornbread, ranch chicken, green beans, instant potatoes, deviled eggs, sweet tea and Kool-Aid pie.

Adults and kids worked together to cook breakfast and lunch, learning about following a recipe and kitchen safety practices.

Every child got to peel their own boiled egg, batter their own chicken breast and take a turn at mixing or pouring cornbread batter.

Shelby and Grace Braddock learn how to make cornbread at the Kids in the Kitchen class at Sparkman Civic Center Thursday. Sixteen local kids learned the basics of cooking, including a few recipes, kitchen terms and utensils. | Joy Harris
Shelby and Grace Braddock learn how to make cornbread at the Kids in the Kitchen class at Sparkman Civic Center Thursday. Sixteen local kids learned the basics of cooking, including a few recipes, kitchen terms and utensils. | Joy Harris
Gavin Lee opens a can of green beans at Kids in the Kitchen at Sparkman Civic Center Thursday. Sixteen local kids learned the basics of cooking, including kitchen terms, utensils and recipes. | Joy Harris
Gavin Lee opens a can of green beans at Kids in the Kitchen at Sparkman Civic Center Thursday. Sixteen local kids learned the basics of cooking, including kitchen terms, utensils and recipes. | Joy Harris
Chad Johnson, left, greases a pan for cornbread while Holly Franks and Chloe Henson make the batter at Kids in the Kitchen at Sparkman Civic Center Thursday. | Joy Harris
Chad Johnson, left, greases a pan for cornbread while Holly Franks and Chloe Henson make the batter at Kids in the Kitchen at Sparkman Civic Center Thursday. | Joy Harris
Janzen McBride, left, and Cade Presley attended the Kids in the Kitchen class at Sparkman Civic Center Thursday. | Joy Harris
Janzen McBride, left, and Cade Presley attended the Kids in the Kitchen class at Sparkman Civic Center Thursday. | Joy Harris

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