Cooking can be fun for kids. It allows them to get messy in the kitchen while creating yummy treats for family and friends. Measuring and mixing also teaches kids important math, science and reading skills, while working with different ingredients helps kids better understand nutrition.
Pillsbury’s new "Kids Cookbook: Food Fun for Boys and Girls" (Wiley, $19.95), with its bright images and cool designs, makes the learning experience exciting for youngsters.
The book includes pictures of kitchen utensils needed for cooking and baking, explains how to measure and mix and provides easy-to-make recipes kids can complete alone or with a parent’s help.
Each recipe comes with a list of ingredients, necessary tools and stepby-step instructions.
There are also safety tips provided in fun and kid-friendly terms that touch on topics such as what not to microwave, using electric appliances and cutting suggestions.
The chapters are separated by themes. Kids can create cool Halloween recipes, tea-party treats and snacks for a slumber party.
Here’s a recipe for an easy afterschool snack kids can create without mom