Monday, January 16, 2012

Valentine’s Day Gift Giving Guide–Gifts for Children–123 Sesame Street: B is for Baking Cookbook by Susan McQuillan (Review)

Media: Spiral Book, 128 pages

Language: English

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN-10: 0470638869

ISBN-13: 9780470638866 

Dimensions: 8.75 x 9.23 x 0.70 inches

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Highly illustrated 4-color recipe book. Features 50 recipes for parents to make for, or with, their young children. Recipes will feature many foods that are baked including muffins, quick breads, pizzas, and other mealtime dishes as well as goodies such as cookies, cakes and pies for birthdays, bake sales, and special occasions. Nutrition advice in headnotes and/or tips, and nutrition analysis for each recipe. Every recipe features a color photo.Photos and illustrations of Elmo, Oscar, Cookie Monster and other characters are featured throughout the book. Parent-Child activities: Every recipe will feature one or more "Kid's" icons in the directions, which are suggestions for what young children can do. Throughout the book there are other simple activities parents and kids can do together to make cooking fun and educational. 

My Thoughts:

I can’t wait until Savannah is a little older and can begin baking and helping me out in the kitchen. But, in the meantime, I am enjoying baking her some tasty treats, based on her favorite show, Sesame Street,and its characters. With over 50 yummy and easy to make recipes, this cookbook would be great to share with your little baker as their first cookbook. Kids will love choosing a recipe from this book and helping you make it. And, even the pickiest of eaters will love snacking on these delicious treats.
I have made over a dozen recipes from this cookbook, all of which Savannah devoured in minutes. Some of her favorites were:

Big Bird’s Good For You, Good For Me Oatmeal Muffins
Elmo’s Pizza Party
Abby Cadabby’s Amazing Carrot Puff (The entire family loves this recipe. I have been serving it as a side dish with our chicken dinners).
Bert’s Favorite Lemony Eat Sugar Cookies

If the above recipes make your mouth water, I don’t blame you, as my was watering just typing the names and remembering how tasty they were. This books will definitely become a keepsake with my daughters, as it will be their first cookbook and introduction to the kitchen and fun of baking. This Valentine’s Day, why not share this book with your children and create a few tasty treats to give to the grandparents, or enjoy right from the oven, as they usually don’t last long!

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in order to write up an honest review. The views above are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. This book is so cute. Needed a birthday gift. This is perfect.