Honest Pretzels: And 64 Other Amazing Recipes for Cooks Ages 8 and Up

Honest Pretzels: And 64 Other Amazing Recipes for Cooks Ages 8 and Up

by Mollie Katzen


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Are you a kid? Then this cookbook was written especially for you. 

Get ready to help with dinner for real! 
You can become a fantastic cook and amaze your friends with PITA SPIRALS and CREAMY CORN SOUP or CINNAMON SWIRL STICKY BUNS and BEST HOT CHOCOLATE. Or you can fill your lunch bag with a wedge of SPAGHETTI PIE, a serving of MAPLE YOGURT FRUIT DIP, and a handful of HONEST PRETZELS that you made yourself.

Are you a grown-up? Then welcome to another very special cookbook by Mollie Katzen. In these pages she speaks directly to children through 65 fully kid-tested, illustrated recipes that require only a little adult assistance. It's not just a cookbook full of yummy recipes--it also gives young cooks, ages eight and up, a chance to practice reading, math, and logic skills. And think of the sense of accomplishment they will feel as they grow into creative, confident chefs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582463056
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 139,640
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Mollie Katzen is the creator of many best-selling cookbooks, including the original, revolutionary Moosewood Cookbook as well as Pretend Soup and Salad People, cookbooks for preschoolers and up. About Pretend Soup, the New York Times said: "Many cookbook critics and teachers still regard it as the gold standard for children's cookbooks."

Table of Contents

Hi, Kids!viii
To the Adultix
Chapter 1Breakfast Specials1
Gingerbread French Toast2
Your Favorite Yogurt Pancakes4
Cinnamon Waffles8
Scrambled Eggs12
Corn Muffins14
Giant Baked Pancake Puff18
Smart Cookies22
Best Hot Cocoa with Real Whipped Cream25
Chapter 2Soups, Sandwiches, and Salads for Lunch or Dinner27
Eggflower Soup28
Creamy Corn Soup32
Tomato Soup with Crispy Croutons36
Macaroni Minestrone40
Grilled Cheese and Broccoli Sandwich44
Pita Spirals48
A Few Brilliant Sandwich Ideas50
Bean Dip and Tortilla Chip Sandwich50
Cream Cheese and Apricot Sandwich50
Egg Salad and Cucumber Sandwich51
The World's Best Peanut Butter52
Apple-Yogurt Salad54
Tossed Green Salad with Two Dressings56
Ranch Dressing58
Apple Juice Vinaigrette59
Easy Pasta Salad60
Chapter 3Main and Side Dishes: Helping with Dinner for Real61
Not-from-a-Box Macaroni and Cheese62
Vegetarian Fried Rice70
Torn Tortilla Casserole74
Spaghetti Pie78
Little Pizzas with Homemade Crust82
Tortillas by Hand--Plain or Filled87
Carnival Baked Potatoes with Mild Red Pepper Sauce90
Baby Carrots in Gentle Sauce94
Peas with Butter and Mint96
Mysterious Dipping Sauce for Vegetables and Tofu98
Spunky Chili100
Chapter 4Desserts and A Few Baked Things103
Basic Yeasted Dough104
Dinner Rolls108
Honest Pretzels109
Apple Pockets112
Cinnamon Swirl Sticky Buns116
Peanut Butter Doo-Dads120
Button Cupcakes122
Green Mint Crinkles126
Made-in-the-Pan Chocolate Cake130
Banana Bread134
Raspberry Sauce for a Platter of Fruit138
Berry Much Shortcake140
Chapter 5Snacks and A Few Special Drinks145
Homemade Tortilla Chips146
Two-Color Nachos150
Hip Bean Dip152
Real Salsa154
Crunchy Zucchini Circles156
Garlic Bread160
Maple Yogurt Fruit Dip162
Summer Strawberry Treats164
Icy Strawberry Slush165
Strawberry Liquado165
Cool and Light Shakes--Chocolate or Fruit166
Purple Passion Power Shake168
Healthy Snack Ideas170
Happy Trails Mix170
Instant Fruit Sorbet170
Frozen Fruit Pops171
Excellent Soda171
Vegetable Dips172
Little Fruit and Cheese Kebabs172

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