Fun recipes to cook together . . . with as much mixing, rolling, scrunching, and squishing as possible!
From the creators of the #1 New York Times Bestseller The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs, this collection of approachable and fun recipes is designed to introduce kids ages 5 to 8 to the kitchen, along with their grown-ups. It's not about getting dinner on the table, but about doing fun cooking projects together.
My First Cookbook will inspire the youngest chefs to enter the kitchen, empower them to cook, and engage their creativity--plus they'll have fun doing it. From simple after-school snacks like Yogurt and Berry Swirls and English Muffin Pizzas, to family meals like Cheese Pupusas and Rice Noodle Bowls, to holiday celebration recipes like Thanksgiving Biscuits and Chinese New Year Pork Dumplings, each beginner recipe is developed by the experts at America's Test Kitchen Kids before being kid-tested and kid-approved.
This chapter is filled with recipes that take 30 minutes or less, and are perfect for making as snacks together after school including Frozen Banana Bites to Cheesy Zucchini Crisps.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Have a bit more time to spend in the kitchen? This chapter contains recipes perfect for young kids to take the lead when making breakfast (like Banana-Oat Pancakes), lunch (like Oven Grilled Cheese), and even family dinner (like Fancy Fish in Foil or Sheet Pan Barbecue Chicken and Broccoli).
No cookbook for kids is complete without some treats. In this chapter, the recipes range from simple to impressive, Chocolate Dipped Pretzels to Chocolate Cupcakes to Mango Lassi Pops.
Celebrating the food from holidays around the world is a wonderful way to introduce different cultures and flavors into a young chef's repertoire. With dishes eaten from Christmas (Melting Snowman Cookies) to Dia de los Muertos (Bread of the Dead) to Eid (Vegetable Samosas), this chapter highlights foods from around the world.