Kids’ Treats – Must have Book for moms

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My girls and I absolutely love to cook and bake in the kitchen. With school back in session, it seems to be harder and harder for us to find the time to be able to do it. I for sure try to make sure we get a chance at least once a weekend to do it. With the Kids Treats cookbook, you will find an endless supply of ideas that are sure to please all the little ones in your household.

About Kids Treats Cookbook:

Katie Wyllie is the creator and editor-in-chief of the popular parenting, cooking, and craft blog, Made to be a Momma. She has contributed to Kitchen Daily, The Apron Blog for The Home Depot, and many others as a guest blogger. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons.

Nutter Butter Teddy Bears, Creamsicle Cupcakes with Umbrellas and Flip Flops. Jiggly Jello Popcorn. This imaginative cookbook encourages parents to grab their kids and head into the kitchen to make deliciously creative bites they’ll both enjoy. Featuring step-by-step instructions for 50 tasty treats, each page will guide them as they whip up everything rom wildly cute animal cupcakes to savory snacks inspired by their favorite toys. With kid-friendly recipes for every occasion, little ones will feel extra loved when making and devouring yummy, homemade treats like:
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Quick Start Homemade: Book Review

I was sent a copy of Southern Living’s Quick Start Homemade to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

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It is not very often that a recipe book comes along that contains so many easy and budget friendly recipes in it that I had a hard time choosing which to try out for the review. Quick Start Homemade by Southern Living was such a book.

Quick Start Homemade features recipes that are hearty and delicious. The book allows you to make all the recipes using commonly found ingredients and cooking techniques that are fitting for just about any level home cook. The book contains 101 recipes for commonly made home-style meals with an extra spin on them to break up the ordinary.

 

The Good:

The book included a ton of great photos. I was always told in college when I went to culinary school that the #1 rule of food presentation was “You eat with your eyes, first”. This book gets that. The pictures are bright, bold and you can practically smell the recipes through them.

I enjoyed how the book broke down meals into colored sections so you could easily find the section you were looking for. These were broken down into categories such as pasta, pizza, eggs and so on. There were not only dinners in it, but also great dishes for lunch and brunch.
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Let’s Get Cooking With Our Kids

 

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It’s always good to get kids to help with household chores, and giving children a good basic knowledge of cooking, kitchen skills, and know how is not only important for later in life but also a fun way to bond. Get some fun and interesting (and easy) kitchen wares in stock, and make dinner as well as lifelong memories. (Kids will also have a great sense of pride when the food is presented,)

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Let’s start with the basics- pots and pans. Keep it eco-freindly and safe for the kids by using products that are non-toxic. Some easy to find, and easy on the wallet (but still safe and high quality) choices are the Green Pan and Twiztt collections. You can get all the basics that you need online or in stores near you. Voted “Best in Europe”, the Green Pan is ceramic, non toxic, and contributes to your healthy and sustainable lifestyle. It’s non-stick Thermolon is heat resistant, which means that if you overheat your pan, even up to 450/850, no toxic fumes will be released and the coating will not blister or peel. The food slides off easily (please follow directions, this is not a traditional non-stick pan) while not adding unwanted chemicals to your food. It is easy to clean and store.

For more, go to http://www.green-pan.us or a local Target store.

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Twiztt by Joan Lunden was created with the consumer’s safety in mind- simple, afforadable, and healthy. With no nasty chemicals, this product is truly organic. Made with Thermolon healthy ceramic non-stick coating, it is easy to cook with and not create a mess. These are food kits with simplicity in mind, each set comes with all you need to make a meal with ease. For example, The “Cook, Cut, and Serve” set is complete with stainless steel lid with adjustable steam release knob, melamine bowl for table top presentation. It also keeps food warm and functions as safe pot holder, as well as doubles as serving & mixing bowl. This set also arrives with an easy to clean and sustainable bamboo chopping boar which fits on the melamine bowl, for easy food collection and preperation. All but the cutting board are dishwasher safe.
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