First off, the cookbook is just plain fun! The pictures are amazing. The concepts for her "Going Green" tips are smart and clever. And ALL the recipes are yummy sounding!
The other day my oldest gal picked up the book and spent a good while flipping through the pages trying to decide what to cook! It used to be that I would ask if she wanted to be my assistant, but for this edition, I put her in the driver's seat. Here is her review of this fabulous cookbook.
Me: What did you first thing about the book?
Oldest: The pictures on the cover looked delicious!
Me: What was the picture did you like the most?
Oldest: The Yummy Strawberry Yogurt Parfait. And the Salty Pretzel Pillows!
Me: How did you like the age color codes?
Oldest: I think I could do my age range, 7-10.
Me: Was there anything that like you could cook by yourself?
Oldest: The Baked Apple Puffs. But I might need some help with peeling the apples.
Me: Any other thoughts?
Oldest: I didn't know you could have chickens in your backyard without a farm. That's COOL!
I cleared out some space (remember my kitchen is under renovation) for her to feel comfortable mixing up the recipe and let her go to work. There were a few parts of the recipe that I did for her, like peeling the apples and pulling the pan out of the oven. Tip for the future: do not use as large of a skillet as we did. One, it's too big for the recipe, and two- it's too heavy for a child to lift.
Oldest: I thought I never could do that, but I did! I want to keep cooking.
Me: Was any of it hard?
Oldest: No, it wasn't hard. It was good that you were in the kitchen with me.
Me: Did you understand the directions:
Oldest: Yes I did. Because we have been learning fractions at school and I love to read!
Thanks to both my daughter and Michelle for inviting us to try out her cookbook! Now, let's giveaway one to you! If you need any convincing that you should enter to win this cookbook then you need to watch the trailer for her book!
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Disclaimer: I received this cookbook (The Whole Family Cookbook) at no cost from the publisher (or a representative PR firm) for the purpose of testing and reviewing the book. I only review products that I have personally tested and used in my kitchen, and all opinions expressed are my own.