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Saturday, June 1, 2019

20 Recipes Kids Should Know Giveaway and Blooming Buds Giveaway Hop

I have a twelve year-old son. Unlike most kids his age, he actually likes to eat his veggies, especially carrots, cauliflower, and broccoli. Early on, we let him help out in the kitchen where he could. Nowadays, he'll make himself lots of dishes like grilled cheese, eggs, and pizza bagels, among several others. We even make a mean shepherd's pie, but with turkey instead of lamb. Along the way, he's learned to follow recipes, but more importantly to adjust them when he knows he won't like a particular ingredient, typically removing something spicy.

The author of 20 Recipes Kids Should Know, Esme Washburn, presents her versions of the recipes she thinks kids should know. She's only twelve, so the recipes are both for kids and by kids, or at least kid. The other kid involved is her older sister Calista who did the photograhy. She's 17. Before jumping into making a recipe, the kid chef should follow certain safety precautions as featured in the front of the book, and be sure to get permission from at least one of the parents. They might not quite be ready for Master Chef Juniors, but they should be off on their love of cooking their own food.

The book itself is broken down into seven sections. Then you get between two to four recipes in each section.
  1. Breakfast
    1. Pancakes Two Ways
    2. Ultimate Banana Bread
    3. Classic Cheese Omelot
  2. Lunch
    1. Creamiest Mac and Cheese
    2. Quintessential Grilled Cheese Sandwich
    3. Tasty Black Bean Soup
  3. Appetizers
    1. Heavenly Hummus
    2. Green Salad with Delicious Dijon Dressing
  4. Dinner
    1. Crispiest Breaded Chicken
    2. Mouthwatering Marinated Steak
    3. Perfect Pizza
    4. Fresh Pasta with Tomato Saurce or Pesto
  5. Sides
    1. Amazing Mashed Potatoes
    2. Crispy Roasted Vegetables
  6. Desserts
    1. Best Chocolate Cake Ever
    2. Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
    3. Super Strawberry Shortcake
    4. Easy As Apple Pie
  7. and More
    1. Back to Basics Bread
    2. Popovers That Pop!
Find your favorite and then work with your kid so they can learn to do it for themselves next time.
Starting the recipe just involves grabbing the ingredients in the one column and following the directions in the other. It doesn't sound that complicated to follow because, well, it isn't. Apart the hardest part of this one recipe might just be cutting the bread when done.

The rest of the recipes follow the same level of complexity. The more complicated ones will have longer prep times. Its a fun book allaround and a great book to help that young child learn to be more comfortable in the kitchen.
Before showing the giveaway form, it is important to mention that this giveaway is part of the Blooming Buds giveaway hop, hosted by MamatheFox. Be sure to stop by the other sites, listed below the giveaway form, to find other prizes you might like to win.

And, now the giveaway... The giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18+ and ends at 11:59pm EDT on 6/15/19. For more complete rules see Giveaway Rules. The winner will receive their very own copy of the book 20 Recipes Kids Should Learn. Good luck.

20 Recipes Kids Should Know Giveaway

And now for the blog hop...

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  1. Best Chocolate Cake Ever sounds like a recipe I'd like to try.

  2. My daughter would pick Super Strawberry Shortcake first because she loves those the best.

  3. The best chocolate cakes!


  4. ultimate banana bread sounds good

  5. My grand daughter would pick the mac and cheese. They love mac and cheese and if left up to them they would live on it

  6. The Fresh Pasta with Tomato Sauce or Pesto sounds great!

  7. My granddaughters would want to make the chewy chocolate chip cookies first.

  8. Fresh Pasta with Tomato Saurce or Pesto.

  9. I think my grandson would choose Perfect Pizza Pizza fanatic. He will want to try all of the recipes. He is just getting into cooking.