This fall, Sesame Street came out with what I think is an AWESOME cookbook, B is for Baking. Atticus has just now gotten to a stage where he can actually “help” in the kitchen and definitely wants to be a part of everything! B is for Baking provides so many recipes that have easy steps in them that really allow him, or any other little one, the opportunity to help cook! Yep, my (almost) 17 month old has now officially helped me cook in the kitchen!
The book features 50 delicious, nutritious, kid-pleasing recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus snack time and special occasions. All of the recipe pages are colorfully designed with full-sized photos and detailed instructions that are sure to inspire kids to develop good eating habits while having fun in the kitchen at the same time! Not only does this book encourage kids to develop healthy eating habits, but it also encourages them to learn through counting, practice with shapes, and work together as a team.
Sesame Street teamed up with Susan McQuillan to write this children’s cookbook. Susan is a dietitian, cookbook author, and food writer who has contributed to magazines such as Woman’s Day, Family Circle, American Health, Prevention, and Cooking Light and has appeared on the Today Show and the Food Network.
Whether it’s Grover’s German Pancake, Rosita’s Beefy Enchilada Pie, Big Bird’s Veggie Quiche Squares, or Cookie Monster’s Pumpkin Pudding, you and your whole family will have a blast cooking with this B is for baking. The recipes are easy follow, contain ingredients that aren’t hard to come by, and make foods that are health, exciting and fun for both young and old.
Atticus and I worked on Cookie Monster’s Pumpkin Pudding and it turned out great! I will say that you need to pay attention to the quantities yielded because this recipe made way more than I thought it would. That wasn’t really a problem though because it was so yummy!
Since the holidays are approaching, keep this book in mind for any mom or grandma you know who loves to be in the kitchen. It would even make a great family gift! I definitely love my copy of this book and I think you will too!
Disclosure – A product was provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the writing of this review; however, opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.
Ashley has a background in teaching Kindergarten and working with children K through 8th grade. She is now a SAHM and President of our local MOMS Club chapter. She writes her own blog at Momicles.