Thursday, May 16, 2019

20 Recipes Kids Should Know - Cookbook #Giveaway Ends 5/31

About the Book: The perfect book for children, this fun and engaging cookbook is written and photographed by a pair of young sisters for budding chefs.

Whether they're helping stir cake batter or producing their own YouTube cooking channel, kids of all ages are getting increasingly busy in the kitchen. This cookbook features twenty classic recipes that are fun, healthy, adaptable, and easy to prepare. From banana bread and the perfect grilled cheese to breaded chicken and apple pie, each recipe is written in a clear, accessible style that young cooks of every level will be able to follow. The author is a young chef whose love of cooking developed from her own family's food traditions like baking popovers with her grandmother and Sunday-night pizza making. By teaching kids basic recipes that can be adapted in endless ways, this book is the perfect launching pad to finding their way around the kitchen--or launching their own cooking careers.

The 411:

I love this book. Kids should know how to cook and I have seen many books written for kids but this is so different. It is a regular cookbook that caters to kids with some of their favorite recipes like mac and cheese or how to make the perfect grilled cheese or an easy apple pie but it isn't dumbed down. Kids are smart and can follow directions. They do it in school every day. They don't need cutesy side notes to make them laugh or big, bold, colorful text, they need directions that are easy to understand and recipes that they love. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. 

Over the past 6 years (since my kids started Middle School) I have wished that there was HomeEc in the schools. My kids love cooking and we do but my favorite class in school was HomeEc. I was always so excited when I walked into the Home Economics classroom and the ovens were on. Woot We are going to cook! This book reminds me of that class. Back in the day we learned how to cook in school. This book is necessary in today's world!

The cookbook is broken down into categories:

Main Dishes

Each recipe comes with a full color photo and easy to follow directions as well as ingredients needed, and the length of time it will take to prepare and cook your meal.

I had wanted to sit with my daughter and make some of the recipes for this review but we were sidelined with some medical issues in our very busy May month but we hope to catch up soon with photos of her favorites. 

Kids and parents will love this book. Get them to help with Father's Day dinner this year by gifting them their very own cookbook. You may just have the very next Rachel Ray on your hands. 

About the author and photographer: ESME and CALISTA WASHBURN are sisters living in New York City. Esme, who is in middle school, is an amateur chef and cooking enthusiast. She has learned everything she knows from her grandmother. Calista, a recent high school graduate and budding photographer, loves helping out in the kitchen and eating the delicious food that Esme cooks.

I am so happy to be able to host this giveaway for one of my readers. Please fill out the form below before May 31.

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  1. My oldest daughter loves to make just about anything and my youngest daughter isn't cooking yet. I think this book could help her.

  2. My daughter likes making german pancakes!

  3. Our daughter loves to make--I can't remember what she calls it--chocolatey rice krispy cereal bars. She has a funny name for them, which I can't remember, but they are really yummy!

  4. My kids love making snickerdoodle cookies.

  5. My kids love to make pancakes and pizza.

  6. my little niece loves to make cupcakes

  7. Daniel M9:36 PM

    always like making pizza

  8. My nieces love to make blueberry, chocolate and banana nut muffins.

  9. My kids love making panzerotti.


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