The Complete DIY Cookbook for Young Chefs

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The ultimate do-it-yourself cookbook for kids. Don’t buy it at the store. Make it yourself!

Cooking is cool. Baking is awesome. But this book brings something even better to the table: recipes to make your favorite store-bought items–from ketchup to sprinkles to pancake mix–FROM SCRATCH! These recipes are perfect for everything from a weekend project with your family to an after-school snack to homemade gifts for the holidays.

This book, like our first two books for kids ages 8 to 13–The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs and The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs (both New York Times bestsellers!)–is kid tested and kid approved.

Some of the recipes you'll find inside:

Homemade ketchup in a jarHomemade ketchup in a jar

This recipe takes everything we love about this condiment and gets there with fresh tomatoes and traditional flavorings such as vinegar, garlic, brown sugar, and allspice.

An overhead shot of Cheddar Fish Crackers in a lineAn overhead shot of Cheddar Fish Crackers in a line
Cheddar Fish Crackers

These homemade DIY goldfish crackers are just as fun to eat as the ones you buy from the grocery store! A food processor helps this dough come together before kids cut out the fish shapes.

An overhead shot of a couple Pop Tarts broken in halfAn overhead shot of a couple Pop Tarts broken in half
Pop Tarts

These homemade Pop Tarts are so much better than the store-bought kind! They’re filled with strawberry jam and can be finished with a simple icing.

A large container of pancake mix text to a plate with a stack of pancakesA large container of pancake mix text to a plate with a stack of pancakes
Pancake Mix

Whip up a big batch of this make-ahead mix and kids will be minutes away from fluffy pancakes, any time they want them!

Editorial Reviews

"The third book in the America’s Test Kitchen Kids series teaches kids (and parents!) how to make their favorite store-bought foods at home. There’s even a section on making mixes (pancake mix, macaroni and cheese mix, sugar cookie mix) if your people prefer to cook from a box. Like other America’s Test Kitchen books, the recipes are meticulously written and the steps are precisely photographed. Buy this for: anyone who is stuck at home with wee ones."

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Format: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Item Number: CK10
Item Weight: 2.50 pounds

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Fun Recipes Teach Cooking Basics:

Creative yet attainable recipes will empower kids to rock the kitchen—and have fun doing it. Recipes explain the hows and whys of cooking and offer suggestions for ways that kids can experiment and truly make recipes their own.

Relatable Science:

How does cream become butter? What exactly is an emulsion (and why should you care)? Why does American cheese melt so well? Kids will learn how a little science translates into great food.

Wide Range of Recipes:

Recipes range from trendy (making your own sprinkles and bagel chips) and classic (ice cream sandwiches and granola) to dead simple (peanut butter and pickle chips) and giftable (chocolate bark).