Fun Food by Stephanie Rosenbaum

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Fun Food CookbookStars: ****1/2

Free Press (October 2006)

128 pages
978-0-7432-7856-0This book is being counted towards the Soup’s On Challenge.

Summary: (from Williams-Sonoma site)

This lively, colorful book is all it takes to get young cooks into the kitchen and preparing a delicious, healthy meal. The 25 easy recipes are for foods that kids enjoy eating and can have fun making while developing basic cooking skills. From classic favorites like macaroni-and-cheese and chicken noodle soup to sandwiches and after-school snacks, the recipes are presented in an easy-to-follow format with step-by-step photos. From our Kids in the Kitchen series, the book includes a chapter of kid-friendly cooking and safety tips.This cookbook for kids is separated into the following sections: Basics (ingredients, measuring, knife skills, food safety, hot things…), Classics (mac & cheese/spaghetti …), After-School Snacks, Oodles of Noodles, Oven Mitts (lasagna, shephard’s pie), Veggies, Sandwiches.

The recipes look and sound absolutely scrumptious and are healthy. There are lots of pictures and easy instructions. Any step that has a corresponding picture has a number on a paint splatter shape for easy matching. Some of the recipes have a more ideas section. For example, in the Sandwiches More Ideas section you’ll find the recipe for PB and Apple Sandwiches or Bacon Lettuce, Avocado and Tomato (BLAT) sandwiches. Under Quesadillas More Ideas you’ll find ham/pickle, chocolate/banana or salami/pesto quesadillas.

When my kids are a little bit older I’ll be looking at getting this book as I want to instill a love of creating food in them.

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