Wednesday, May 1, 2019

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING KIDS BAKE! 100+ Sweet and Savory Recipes is the Perfect Cookbook To Get Kids of All Ages Comfortable and Excited About Baking

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Sterling Publishing

Ready, set, BAKE! Featuring more than 100 simple triple-tested recipes, from Bacon Cheese Popovers to Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake, this is the perfect book for young bakers!

One of the perks of homeschooling my girls is that we can set out our schedule and change our schooling depending on the weather or our mood.  Because I homeschool year round, we can go on a field trip or playground if the weather is nice, or if it is cold, raw and rainy like it has been the past week, we can bake.  Not only do the girls get to practice their baking skills and make tasty treats, but they can also learn about measuring ingredients, as well as cutting recipes in half or doubling to serve more guests.  My girls really love to cook and bake, and helping out in the kitchen. Like me, they have a growing collection of cookbooks, and read the cookbooks as if they were novels, cover to cover.  So, when I shared the GOOD HOUSEKEEPING KIDS BAKE! cookbook with them, that the kind folks at Sterling Publishing sent along last month, they were all smiles.  My girls sat together and flagged recipes they were eager to try, and this past month we have been setting aside a couple days a week to bake.  Not only is it fun, but it also warms the house on these chilly spring days, as it rains outside.  

Just yesterday the girls made Flowerpot Cupcakes, as a way to welcome in May. Like they say, "April showers bring May Flowers."  And, with all the rain we have had the past few weeks, the flowers are enjoying it and starting to bloom and add color to the yard.  My girls loved how easy this cupcake recipe was to make, and learned how to shape peapods and carrots using Starburst chews and Laffy Taffy candy.  

In addition to whipping up these fun flowerpot cupcakes, my girls have also been hard at work turning out scones, blueberry and oatmeal-raisin muffins, as well strawberry shortcakes and even pizza for dinner.  I love seeing my girls baking and showing off what they made.  But, the best part is sampling their savory and sweet baked treats. :-)

If your kids love to help in the kitchen or are asking for more independent recipes that they could whip up with little parental assistance and supervision, then you will want to check out the GOOD HOUSEKEEPING KIDS BAKE!  cookbook.  With over 100 recipes, all with full-color illustrations, your kids are going to have a blast learning basic baking terminology and techniques as they bake up treats the whole family will enjoy.  My girls can't wait to get into the kitchen later today as they are making dinner -- classic Margherita pizza. And, for dessert, they will be making a cookie "pizza." Yum!  I am getting hungry just thinking about these recipes, and can't wait to see how they turn out.

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More about this cookbook for kids:
"From fabulous muffins, breads, and pizzas to yummy cookies, cakes, and pies, Good Housekeeping has a world of treats for kids to bake! This delicious follow-up to Good Housekeeping Kids Cook! teaches children baking terminology and techniques such as using the right pan, measuring accurately, choosing ingredients, and, of course, safety in the kitchen. 

The classic kid-approved recipes—all mouthwatering, fail-proof, and shown in gorgeous photographs—offer both sweet and savory options. 

So, heat up the oven and start making treats like a Classic Margherita Pizza, Spanakopita, Spicy Beef Pies, Double Chocolate Chip Cookies, Glazed Cinnamon Rolls, and holiday favorites such as Thumbprint Jammers, Crunchy Candy Canes, and Hanukkah Squares. 

Whether you’re a brand-new baker or a pro, this book is the perfect companion!"


About the Author:

Good Housekeeping is a leading lifestyle media brand inspiring a monthly audience of 36+ million readers—including more than six million followers on social media. The Good Housekeeping Institute’s state-of-the-art labs combined with Good Housekeeping‘s seasoned editorial talent and renowned test kitchen is unparalleled. In addition to its US flagship, Good Housekeeping publishes five editions around the world.
Susan Westmoreland is Culinary Director of Good Housekeeping and established the brand’s famed triple-testing methodology. Media appearances include the TODAY show, Good Morning America, Food Network and Cooking Channel shows, NPR’s All Things Considered, and more. She is a member of the Kitchen Cabinet at Smithsonian Museum of American History and has served on the Board of Directors of Les Dames d’Escoffier and the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance. In 2001, Susan was named the James Beard Foundation’s Editor of the Year. Westmoreland lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband and son.

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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