I'm a big fan of getting kids in the kitchen at an early age but I'm not always a fan of cookbooks for kids. Many of them depend a lot on processed foods and unhealthy items. However, this is a rare cookbook that is colorful, easy to follow, has a photo of each completed recipe, and many recipes are "from scratch". There are also some recipes using quick processed foods for it is a combination of both that most cooks use in their menus.
The recipes in the book are divided by Holidays, although they obviously can be made at any time of the year. I have a couple recipes bookmarked to make and the only ten year old in the house is a cat.
Each Holiday has a very short Berenstain Bears story with a verse from Scripture. For instance, Valentine's Day has "We love because he first loved us." 1 John 4:19 as the verse. Most, if not all pages, contain colorful photos of characters from Berenstain Bears books which would make it especially enjoyable for young readers.
Some of the recipes are:
- Lovely-Dovey Banana Bread
- Easter Hat Panini
- Honey Bear's Favorite Mashed Potatoes
- Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade
- Firework Fruit Explosion
- Creepy Crawly Pasta Salad
- Papa's Paw-Lickin' Good Chicken Wings
- Caramel Apple Nachos
- Gobbler Apple Muffins
- Mama Bear's Turkey and Veggie Soup
- Holiday Pinwheels
- Winter Sweet Potato Soup
- Accordion Potatoes
- Christmas Pasta Bake
- Bear's Christmas Cut-Out Cookies
This hardback, colorful, and fairly healthy cookbook is highly recommended. For kids, parents, and Grammies.
This cookbook was provided by the publisher for the sake of review but the opinions are my own.
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