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Monday, January 10, 2011

Mom and Me Mondays: Kids Cooking: A Very Slightly Messy Manual by editors of Klutz

Kids Cooking: A Very Slightly Messy Manual 
by editors of Klutz
Klutz (Distributed in Canada by Scholastic Canada Ltd)
ISBN: 978-1-59174-899-1
Suggested Age: 5 +

Description: Over the years, this classic collection of parent-approved recipes has become the favorite cookbook of countless thousands of real kids in real kitchens, It's printed on wipe-clean, glossy pages (on the remote chance that anything gets spilled), and packaged with a set of color-coded measuring spoons. Written by the Editors of Klutz.

Jake's Review:  I like almost all of the recipes in this book, except for the nasty salad ones.  The pictures are awesome and the directions are easy to do.  I barely needed Mom to do anything except that I think I should be allowed to take things out of the oven, and she doesn't.  I cannot wait to make more of the recipes from the book.  I liked making the cookies and kept sneaking some of the batter.  It was also tons of fun to make the play dough.  It was my idea to add the blue food colouring which is how we got that awesome colour.  We are going to make the Personal Pizza's recipe tomorrow.  I also like that I know have my very own measuring spoons.

Jake's Rating: 10/10

Mom's Review:   I really enjoyed this book too. There was a great selection of various types of recipes.  Basically there was something for everyone to enjoy.  The recipes were easy to follow and didn't have too many ingredients in each one.  The pictures were adorable and really added some interest to the pages.  My only complaints being that since the book is sold in both the US and Canada it should have both measurements -- I know its picky, but even adults have a hard time figuring out how much a 12 oz bag of chocolate chips is.  Also for the cookie recipe it really should mention how far apart to set the cookies -- the picture is ok, but having it said up front would be good.  I had tons of fun with Jake from picking the recipes we were going to make, shopping for the ingredients and actually making them.  I think this is a great book for every parent to have.  Its a wonderful teaching tool and also a wonderful way to bond.  Also when he gets to University he will know how to make more than Raman noodles and Kraft dinner -- also chicks dig a boy who can cook.

Mom's Rating: 9/10:

Ingredients for Darrell's Forget the Cookies Just Give Me That Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Melting Butter & Sugar on Stove
Finished Cookies - Look and Taste Great
Stirring the Cookies
Rolling out the dough
Finished Play Dough - Look at the awesome colour we made!

We received this from Scholastic in Exchange for an honest review

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