Can your kids cook? Every kid should learn how to make the basics. Who wants a 19-year-old calling home to ask how to make Ramen noodles, for goodness sake? Cooking teaches kids of all ages many things besides the obvious. It teaches them to count and to measure, and refines motor skills. In older kids, it encourages creativity. And maybe – just maybe – if you teach the kids to make chicken tenders at home they won’t be pestering you to take them to a fast-food franchise to get them? You’ll save money on food and gas. There are several Web sites that will help you teach this skill — and help them learn on their own. For the full story, visit our sister site, Living on the Cheap.