Book Review: Kids Cook Dinner

Posted June 3, 2022 by geograph in review / 0 Comments

Book Review: Kids Cook DinnerKids Cook Dinner by Deanna F. Cook
Published by Storey Publishing on August 30, 2022
Genres: Juvenile Nonfiction / Cooking & Food, Juvenile Nonfiction / Health & Daily Living / Daily Activities, Juvenile Nonfiction / Health & Daily Living / Diet & Nutrition
Pages: 64
Format: ARC, eBook
Source: Netgalley

It's kids' cooking night—and they’re in charge of making dinner! This selection of 25 easy, budget-friendly dinner recipes from the best-selling Cooking Class series teaches kids how to make tasty, healthy meals with easy-to-follow step-by-step photos. The recipes feature a range of kid favorites, including Popcorn Chicken, Easy Cheesy Quesadillas, Pasta with Tomatoes & Fresh Mozzarella, Black Beans & Rice, Pizza, Meatballs with Creamy Sauce, Super Sliders, and Supper Salad have been specially selected for their budget-friendliness (averaging $2 a serving) and use of easy-to-find pantry staples, as well as their nutritional value. With instructions on basic cooking skills, like chopping vegetables and stir-frying, grocery shopping, and kitchen safety, Kids Cook Dinner offers aspiring chefs ages 8 to 12 everything they need to know to successfully—and proudly—put a healthy, homecooked meal on the table that the whole family will love. 

This is a cute book that has accessible recipes for kids! These recipes are well-written and include a list of cooking techniques up front, including various ways to cook eggs. I really appreciated the explained differences between chopping, dicing, and mincing. Four stars; list of recipes included on my blog post. Bookshop link here.

Cheesy Bean Quesadillas
Hearty Grilled Cheese
Supper Side Salad
Roasted Roots
Corn & Black Beans Salad
Terrific Tabbouleh
Pasta with Tomatoes, Basil & Fresh Mozzarella
Nutty Noodles
Black Beans & Rice
Fried Rice
Luscious Lentils & Rice
Pizza Night!
Breakfast for Dinner Pancakes
Ramen Noodle Soup
Popcorn Chicken
Chicken Curry
Chicken Satay
Beef Empanadas
Meatballs with Creamy Sauce
Super Sliders
Think Spring Rolls
Dipping Sauce
Fantastic Fish Tacos

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