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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cooking Around the Calendar with Kids Review

So much more than a cookbook!

In addition to over 100 easy-to-make recipes, it is filled with family fun and food ideas that appeal to young cooks, parents, grandparents and teachers. There are party ideas and kid-friendly foods and activities for all seasons of the year.

Involving children in cooking activities helps them learn about and appreciate food as well as providing lots of other worthy experiences. These include learning to share, following directions, using good manners, practicing food safety, and tasting foods enjoyed by different cultures.

Each season features food appropriate for that time of year. You will find Fruit Roll-Ups, Pumpkin Bars, Holiday Cookies, Meringue Hearts, Bunny’s Favorite Egg Salad, Surprise Baked Potatoes, Tortilla Wraps, Strawberry Slush, Frosted Cones, and other recipes children and adults will enjoy making and eating.

In addition to the recipes, there are suggestions for seasonal activities. Some of these include making placemats out of fall leaves, observing holiday customs from different countries, planting a vegetable in a garden or clay pot, arranging summer flowers for a centerpiece, and many others. Each season offers its special blend of ideas and suggestions.

Our Review

This book is a must have for every family with children. There is so much fun and educational information packed in with easy and delicious holiday and seasonal recipes. We have enjoyed having this book this summer. There are so many easy recipes that my boys can help with, and there are some great activity ideas for keeping them busy and entertained. There is also fun and educational history tidbits included about the different holidays and seasons. This book also includes healthy eating tips and health hints. My boys are excited to be able help us make some of their favorite foods, and I love that they are learning to love cooking at a young age. This is a must have! Get the book at the link below!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great review, Jenn! It makes me happy knowing that you are really using and enjoying my cookbook with your children.