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Book Review | Mommy and Me Start Cooking

Mommy and Me Start Cooking*I received a copy of this book for review, but was not compensated financially in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based solely on my experiences while reading this book.*

Title: Mommy and Me Start Cooking

Author: DK Publishing

About the Book

Cook and learn together with Mommy and Me Start Cooking.

Full of fun activities such as experiencing food with all five senses, designing dishes, and performing kitchen experiments, plus an introduction to measurements associated with cooking, this is the perfect cookbook for children who want to join their parents in the kitchen.

Readers will learn about staple ingredients such as eggs, flour, and chocolate. They will find out what is inside an egg, where vegetables grow, how flour is made, and more.

Mommy and Me Start Cooking will educate and entertain, and is a fun way for families to spend time together.

My Review

I wanted to get the book, Mommy and Me Start Cooking, for my daughter, Bridget, who has an expressed interest in helping me in the kitchen. She enjoys helping me make recipes and often asks if I can let her make her own. Mommy & Me Start Cooking is the perfect way for a budding beginner to learn to cook.

Mommy and Me Start Cooking teaches the basics about popular ingredients. Your child will also learn about ingredients like flour, eggs, pasta, rice and more and how to use the ingredient in a recipe.

The book opens with a section on Health and Safety. Some of the tips include don’t lick your fingers after you’ve worked with food and check the use-by date on the ingredients. Most importantly, it says to ask an adult to take things in and out of the oven and to use the stove.

Bridget liked that the book was full of pictures and illustrations. It’s also laid out in a child-friendly way to make it easy to read and absorb the information.

I even found the tidbits of information interesting. Did you know that a chicken can lay up to 259 eggs in one year?

For the recipes, it shows pictures of the ingredients along with the measurements and step-by-step instructions with pictures. Some examples of recipes include Blueberry Cake, Pasta Bake, Pita Pizzas, Pea Hummus and more. Bridget is a picky eater, but is more likely to try something (and eat it), if she’s made it herself.

She’s off to a great start with Mommy and Me Start Cooking and it’s also a fun way for us to have some mother-daughter bonding time.

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Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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