May 03, 2016 04:30 PM

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Kristen Bell has a mini food critic on her hands.

“I made black bean chipotle veggie burgers yesterday,” the actress tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue.

“I thought they were righteously delicious. And I gave them to my 3-year-old [daughter Lincoln] and she said, ‘Without ketchup, these taste like Lola food.’ And Lola is our dog.”

Bell’s ego isn’t the only thing that’s been bruised in the kitchen: The actress has discovered cooking for her family can be dangerous.

“I was making breakfast for the kids and I got a second degree grease burn,” she says. “Then I put Band-Aids on it and discovered I’m allergic to the adhesive. That caused a rash that’s worse than the burn.”

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Culinary critiques and injuries aside, the House of Lies star, 35, says she’s relishing life with her two daughters, including 16-month-old Delta.

“Every morning when I wake my girls up, even when they’re screaming [and] crying, I’m just happy,” says Bell, who is married to actor Dax Shepard. “I like their breath and how their skin smells. I sneak in their room at night and smell them!”

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But even an early start to their mornings doesn’t help when it comes to the family of four sticking to a strict schedule.

“I’m always late. The children never want to get dressed, and I’m not good at judging how quickly the clock moves,” she says. “By the time I’m 40, I’ll learn to tell time.”

For more from Kristen Bell, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.

— Aili Nahas

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