Fifty delicious, Good Housekeeping-tested recipes will lure budding chefs into the kitchen and start them off on a lifetime of good cooking. The brand-new spiral-bound format is easy to work with too!
Look, mom and dad: we cooked it ourselves! With every technique clearly shown, and a fun, accessible format, children will eagerly pull out the measuring cups, grab the mixing bowls, and begin preparing these temptingly tasty, kid-friendly dishes. And these are real, crowd-pleasing meals, including Scrumptious Scrambled Eggs, Surprise Burgers, Oven Roasted Chicken with Vegetables, and that all-time favorite: chocolate chip cookies.
Of course, Good Housekeeping lays out all the cooking and safety basics up front, from handling the food properly to using appliances correctly. (Parents will be pleased to know it also covers cleaning up!) Many of the recipes are illustrated with a color photograph. Every recipe tells how long the prep and cooking should take, has a difficulty rating, and gives guidelines on the amount of adult supervision needed.
Who better to trust your children with than Good Housekeeping!
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
Read an Excerpt
Cooking is a lot of fun! But before you start pulling out measuring cups and mixing bowls, take a few minutes to read through this section.
PREPARING TO COOK
Here's how to get yourself ready to cook.
Always read through the entire recipe before you start to cook. It is a good idea to do this with an adult. That way you can discuss any help you may need while preparing or cooking the recipe and can make sure that you understand the directions.
Discuss the "rules of the kitchen" with an adult. For example, are you allowed to use the stove or oven without supervision? Do you handle a knife safely enough to use it by yourself? And be sure to check whether it is a suitable time for you to be cooking. You may not be able to bake cookies if the dinner roast is ready to go in the oven!
Check your refrigerator and cupboards to be sure that you have all the necessary ingredients and equipment on hand. If you are missing any ingredients you must have to complete the recipe, make a grocery list, noting exactly how much of each item you need to purchase. That way you won't buy too much or too little. If you don't have all the equipment mentioned in the recipe's utensils list, an adult may be able to help you make substitutions.
Since it is much easier to cook when you have a clean and uncluttered work space, take the time to clear off an area so you won't feel crowded.
Use a wooden or plastic cutting board for food preparation. A cutting board protects your countertop or work surface from scratches and possible dents, and it protects your knives. Also, hard surfaces, such as glass, ceramic tile, or metal will dull the edges of your knives. A wooden or synthetic cutting board issoft enough to cushion the edge of a knife blade and not dull it.
Copyright ) 1997 by William Morrow & Co., Inc.