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Kids share the love . . . of cooking.
Enjoy a juicy article about blueberries by The Growing Gardener.
Holiday Biscotti (recipe)
Big Timber Grade School Cookbook: Our Favorite Recipes
A few words from the author:
Why I wrote the book:
One thing I quickly realized was that, while there are a lot of people cooking with their children, there are even more who are not. As one of the lucky people who grew up with one foot in the kitchen, I am saddened by how few children have the chance to do that anymore. It's a lack that impacts so many aspects of life, starting with nutrition, health, cost, but importantly, there is a connection that we make with family via food that is special. To this day, when I eat the first cookie of the holiday seasonusually a Walnut Ball from my grandmother's recipeI am momentarily transported to a kitchen filled with laughter, love, and a bit of flying flour.
When I was given the opportunity to write this cookbook I jumped at it. My marvelous team at Cengage helped me so muchit was the first cookbook for most of usand I got to create a book that is truly approachable, even for parents who may be new to the kitchen themselves. The Cook's Primer chapter touches on a wide range of food-related topics: nutrition and picky eaters; shopping and budgets; equipment and techniques; food and kitchen safety; and issues like high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), genetically modified (GMO) food, and organic v. industrial food.
I had a few rules for myself:
Everything in a photo was prepared by a single cook in a home kitchen, is edible, and doesn't use anything "extra" to make it pretty. I love coffee-table cookbooks as much as the next cook, but my food never looks that good. I want the littlest chefs to feel like they can make a dish that looks like the picture in the book.
Nutritional data is included with each recipe, both for the readers and as a way of keeping my recipes realistic while I wrote the book. Not every recipe is super healthfulthere is a Minty Cool Chocolate Cake that is rather indulgentbut most are good, everyday food.
Tips and variations are included everywhere I could fit them! This helps mastering skills and encourages experimentation, both very good when you are in the kitchen with a small person.
What I hope people get from the book:
My favorite recipe:
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