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Kids in the Kitchen Cookbook

July 4th, 2013 by Debbie's World of Books

Kids in the Kitchen Cookbook

Source: Received for review

Publication date: April 2, 2013

Publisher: Time For Kids

Summary from TIME For Kids Kids in the Kitchen Cookbook, Fun Recipes for Kids to Make! features over 80 tasty recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and more that kids and adults will love to make and eat together.

These homemade meals focus on utilizing fresh ingredients while encouraging the understanding of nutrition and kitchen safety. New twists and alternate recipes are included to enhance simple recipes into new favorites. Filled with full-color photos and some illustrations, this book features step-by-step, easy-to-follow recipes. Kids will practice measuring ingredients, reading nutritional labels, and learn the basics of cooking.

My five year old loves to help me cook and bake so when I was offered the chance to review this cookbook I snapped it up.  It’s full of kid friendly recipes like Applesauce Muffins, WOW! Waffles, Cheese Poppers and much, much more.  My daughter had a blast trying out the recipes and sadly due to my old computer dying on me and my lack of backing up my picture photos I lost the pictures of her masterpieces!

Nonetheless, let me assure you that while some of them didn’t turn out quite as nice looking at the pictures in the cookbook they were still tasty.  So far our favorite has been the applesauce muffins and my two year old constantly asks for them for breakfast.

Besides the kid friendly recipes the other aspect my daughter really enjoyed were the nuggets of knowledge scattered through the pages.  Each page has at least one fun fact in the side margins of the page.  I’m actually amazed that months later my daughter still remembers that cinnamon is the dried bark of a tree.  So whenever she sees anyone eating something with cinnamon in it she feels the need to share this fact. :)

The only downside for us is that a lot of these recipes were already ones we had in our collection of go to recipes.  I was hoping for more fresh ideas but if you are just starting out looking for kid friendly recipes this is a nice cookbook to start off with.

Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, Non-fiction

One Response

  1. Trish

    Elle loves helping in the kitchen so I try to take advantage of this by giving her little tasks she can do (I also have to remember to be patient that this will take me twice as long to cook). I’ll have to keep my eye out for this one! We do have a lot of cookbooks already but I bet this could help expand some of our kid-friendly fare.

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