We found this great little document, compiled by the Better Kid Care Program at Penn State University, full of tips for teaching your child to cook. You’ll find ways to generate interest in cooking at various ages, tips for working with your child in the kitchen, a couple of easy snacks you and your child can create together, and a list of books to spark interest and teach skills.
And speaking of books, we have a couple of our own to recommend, if you’re looking for ways to engage your child in the kitchen. Fix-It and Forget-It Kids’ Cookbook is full of easy slow-cooker recipes for the younger set. Because the recipes don’t involve either the stove or the oven, they’re great for younger children just starting to show interest in the kitchen.
The Mayo Clinic Kids’ Cookbook is chock-full of healthy snacks, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts to create with your child. With easy-to-understand directions and simple ingredient lists, older children will be able to whip up meals on their own. Both cookbooks include beautiful full-color photos of each recipe.
This year’s hottest gift is the tablet computer. Seems like everyone we talk to either has one, has purchased one as a gift, or is thinking of making the leap.
We tend to be fairly traditional book-lovers here at Fix-It and Forget-It. We like our print editions with pages made of paper. Still, there’s something pretty cool about e-books. Stored on your electronic device, they’re right at your fingertips when you’re in the mood to read. Don’t have the book you want? It can be downloaded in about the time it takes you to read this paragraph. You can also read in the dark, which just might be the most compelling feature of all.
Fix-It and Forget-It has also stepped into the world of e-publishing, with e-versions of our recently-released Fix-It and Forget-It PINK Cookbook and our newest venture—booklings! Booklings are bite-sized servings (50 recipes each) of some of our most popular slow-cooker recipes ever, selected by author Phyllis Pellman Good.
Here are the results from our very first contest on Fix-ItandForget-It.com. Thanks to everyone who participated! Continue Reading...
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