Cooking With Kids is Fun — an Easy Recipe for Bread In a Bag

Two young kids playing with flour in the kitchen

One of the most educational and rewarding experiences you can have as a parent is to try and cook together with your kids. Their natural curiosity for new things and teaching them to prepare their own food is the perfect way to have fun in the kitchen and spend quality time together. So, what’s one easy recipe you can try at home? How about bread in a bag? Here’s what you’ll need!


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 .25-package active dry yeast
  • 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • Cooking spray for the mini loaf pans

You will also need two small loaf pans as well as one resealable plastic bag for preparing the dough.

Bread In a Bag: Directions

Step 1

a resealable plastic bag with bread dough inside Take two mini loaf pans and spray them with cooking spray. Preheat your oven to 375º, and grab a resealable plastic bag. Put one cup of flour, warm water, yeast, and sugar inside the bag. Seal it well and use your hands to squish the mix together. Once it’s well combined, let it rest for about ten minutes at room temperature so the yeast can activate.

Step 2

Then, open the bag and add oil, salt, and one more cup of flour inside. Seal it and squish it together.

Step 3

kneading dough Once you have a homogeneous mixture, add the remaining cup of flour and mix again until combined. Sprinkle some flour on a smooth surface (e.g., your countertop). Remove the bread dough from the bag and place it on the surface. Knead for about five minutes until you have a smooth dough.

Step 4

Cut the dough in two and place each half in a loaf pan. Cover them with a kitchen towel and let them rise for about half an hour. Brush the top of each loaf with melted butter or olive oil, and bake for about 30 minutes until golden.

Step 5

Two baked loafs of bread with jam and honey on the side Enjoy your bread with butter, jam, honey, or however you and your kids prefer it. Bon appetit!

How to Manage Jealousy and Prevent it From Ruining Relationships

Jealousy is a common phenomenon, and it’s the reason many relationships either hang in the balance or end altogether. You see your partner talking to someone at a party, and there it is — you narrow your eyes, and your gut jumps to your throat. Telling someone to stop feeling jealous is like telling them to stop being nauseous when they’ve eaten bad food. Jealousy is a natural feeling that affects everyone. Still, how can we manage it so it doesn’t ruin our lives and relationships with others?

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How to Manage Jealousy and Prevent it From Ruining Relationships

The Difference Between Jealousy and Envy

In order for you to deal with your jealous outbursts, you first need to understand what you’re experiencing. Many people confuse feelings of jealousy with envy. The main difference is that when you are envious, you are seeing something that you want to take from someone else while with jealousy, it comes down to fear of losing something you already have.

What Causes Jealousy

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How to Manage Jealousy and Prevent it From Ruining Relationships

Did you know that jealousy is not a single feeling but a collection of 45 different emotions? These fall into one of three main groups — sadness, fear, and anger. Studies have shown that women tend to feel anxiety or fear-based jealousy, while men are more likely to be jealous out of anger. Addressing these tendencies starts by identifying the governing emotion behind your triggers of jealousy.

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How to Manage Jealousy and Prevent it From Ruining Relationships

How to Manage Jealousy Once it Appears

For starters, acknowledge that you’re experiencing it. Don’t try and fool yourself that you’re not jealous. Embrace it. Secondly, be open about it with your partner (or friend). Lay your cards on the table and tell them how you feel, so you can both work through it. Often, jealousy comes from ignoring your life outside the relationship, so try to zoom out, and redirect your attention to things you enjoy doing like hobbies and crafts. Most importantly, make a habit of sitting down with your partner on a regular basis to reflect on your feelings, so you can keep your jealousy and other negative emotions in check.