Our Favorite Kid's Cookbook
If there is one kind of book that I love, but don't read, it is the cookbook. Every time I read reviews of cookbooks, see friends posting new cookbooks, see the beautiful covers of cookbooks, I think, "Man, I wish I read more cookbooks." Alas, the internet has sucked me in on this one. It's free, it is easy, there are soooo many options. I can just imagine all the cookbook aficionados shaking their heads and fingers at me right now. As a person who cannot read e-books, I know how you feel. I apologize.
There is one cookbook that I have read, reread, and I really love.
|Made for kids...and me!|
I find that when cooking with Oscar, I don't have the time or patience to surf the web. America's Test Kitchen, god bless them, has a series of cookbooks and picture books for kids AND a whole kid's division. (Seriously, check out all the cool stuff they have. For those stuck inside this fall/winter, you will thank your lucky stars.) Full disclosure, I have not one, but two friends who work at ATK. My good friend and former colleague Afton is on the team who put out this cookbook and she sent it our way.
|Oh, hey Afton! You are SO famous!! |
Sometime ask me how amazing Afton is and also ask me to tell you the story of how she ended up at ATK. I hope she writes a book about her life. This chapter will be epic. Like, 2020 epic. Anyway...
Oscar and I have cooked the smoothie bowl recipe too many times to count. This week in our "homeschool" I decided that cold weather and almost-snow meant it was time for something to bake in our oven. I am notorious for killing anything that requires baking so I felt hopeful that a recipe designed for kids would be just the thing I needed.
|I really love the chapters! |
Now that we are "homeschooling"
Chapter 4 is going to be awesome!
|Our cookies never made it to being stacked. We ate too many.|
Oscar, god bless his little heart, was super pumped about tasting everything. He managed to hold off as long as possible before licking anything. He still would have failed the marshmallow test but I was impressed with the deep breath he took while waiting to lick the whisk.
|Using our "medium" bowl, as per the recipe.|
These recipes had perfect language for my guy!
|A better mom would care about the egg in the batter.|
I'm a B+ kinda mom.
I'm really proud of the double fisting here.
|I did this part by myself. Oscar tried to grab|
an entire ball of dough. Can you blame him?
The result? These cookies were DELICIOUS. Two hours after they were ready to eat, there were less than half left. If you are looking for a great cookbook for your kiddos, or if you, like me, need recipes designed for kiddos, I highly recommend this one! I can't wait to check out the new cookbooks on the way!
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