Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Welcome in Spring with a Good Book -- Kids in the Kitchen Book & Kit (Review)

Publisher: Sterling Innovation
Published: September 2009
Age range: 3 upwards
48 pages
ISBN: 1-4027-4210-X
ISBN13: 9781402742101
$14.98 US ; $19.50 Canadian


Getting children into the kitchen—and cooking—has never been easier, thanks to this all-inclusive and fun gift set!

With the Kids in the Kitchen recipe book and an array of awesome supplies such as a rolling pin, whisk, wooden spoon, four measuring spoons, chef’s hat, and denim apron, budding chefs will have everything they need to cook up a storm. They can prepare up to 30 delicious, fun and healthy recipes that taste great and look terrific—including Fruit Skewers, Personal Muffin Pizzas, and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. All the while they’ll learn basic skills such as greasing pans, beating eggs, and rolling dough. Handy guides to measuring, safety, cleanup, and cooking terms are also included.

Kit includes:
- Full-color, 48-page, Kids in the Kitchen book
- Rolling Pin
- Whisk
- Wooden spoon
- 4 measuring spoons
- Chef’s Hat
- Denim Apron

My Thoughts:

What child doesn't love to help their mom out in the kitchen?  Ever since Savannah began sitting up, she has helped out.  She began by banging on pots and pans with my wooden spoons, and has progressed to actually helping me mix and add ingredients into recipes.  This is one of the highlights of being a mother -- being able to share my love of cooking and baking with my daughters.  So, when I received Kids in the Kitchen Book and Kit to review, I couldn't wait to have Savannah put on her baker's hat  and apron, and use her wooden rolling pin, whisk, a wooden spoon and measuring spoons.  Look how cute my little baking assistant looks ---

The only negative thing about baking with little ones is that I can't lick the spoons anymore :-(  Instead, Savannah is first in line, ready to lick the spoons and scrape around the mixing bowls, making sure she gets every last drop of chocolate, etc. 

This was a great kit to help introduce Savannah to the kitchen, and develop a love for cooking/baking.  In addition to the hat, apron and cooking utensils, this kit also included a recipe book, which included 35 tasty and easy to make recipes.  Over the past few weeks, we have tried each and every recipe out, and I have to say it was hard choosing our favorites, as every recipe was so delicious and fun to make.  Savannah especially loved the pita chips and fruit pops, while the baked apples were my favorite, served alongside a scoop of vanilla bean ice-cream. 

I will definitely be making these recipes again, and can't wait until Savannah (and Arabella) get older and can help out more in the kitchen.  We are going to have so much fun!

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the publisher in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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