Grandmother bakes with grandchildren.

If your kids are interested in learning to cook, here are five great recipe book options. They include a ton of great, delicious recipes, along with tips and illustrations.

Check out our favorites below:

1. "Betty Crocker Kids Cook." Half the fun of this book is the names of the dishes and the colorful illustrations. Who doesn’t want to try Lunch-Time A-B-C Soup or Banana Split Chocolate Mug Cake? The author shares 60 simple recipes for every meal of the day, from Camp-In Pizza Burgers to Dance-Party Yogurt Root Beer Floats.

2. "Sandwiches! More Than You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Making and Eating America’s Favorite Food" by Alison Deering and Bob Lentz. Find 50-plus recipes for five skill levels and hundreds of tips. Your kids will be making paninis in no time! There’s even a history of the BLT. Adults will enjoy this one, too.

3. "Better Homes & Gardens New Junior Cookbook." This book looked good from the start, with instructions on how to measure correctly and what cooking terms mean. Like grease and coat. The Bebop Mac and Cheese looks yummy, and most kids are going to love the Fly-A-Waffle-Fry Pizza Bake. Written for ages 6 to 10.

4. "The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs" by America’s Test Kitchen. This sold so well at Christmas that The Bookworm had a hard time keeping it in stock. It contains more than 100 recipes for every meal of the day and drinks, too. A neat twist: Each recipe includes a few reviews by youngsters. While none of the recipes looks difficult, this book appears best for older children.

5. "Cooking Step by Step" by DK Publishing. We liked this one for the pictures of each step of a recipe. Plus some good tips, like watch for the bubbles when making fluffy pancakes. The Sticky Chicken is all you would need for dinner, and it cooks in one pan. The large photos, especially for things like the meatball ciabatta, make you want to get cooking so you can start eating.


This article originally appeared in the July 2019 issue of the Momaha Magazine.

Marjie is a writer for The World-Herald’s special sections and specialty publications, including Inspired Living Omaha, Wedding Essentials and Momaha Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @mduceyOWH. Phone: 402-444-1034.

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