I was sent this great cookbook from Time for Kids: Kids in the Kitchen Cookbook. Here are a few things great about this cookbook:
1. It has amazing pictures! I love cookbook with photos! It's very hard for me to tell if I want to make, let alone eat a new recipe if I have no idea what it will look like.
2. The recipes are indeed kid-friendly. There are several recipes my kids and I are excited about trying! And like the cookbook says some of them are actually recipes kids could make! My kiddos are still a little small for a majority of the recipes but not this one! On the Go Munchies Mix in the snack section is on our list to try out!
3. There is a ton of extra information in the cookbook besides the recipes that kids will enjoy. Most of the recipes have a "feast on this" section that gives interesting facts about the foods used in the recipe or the country of origin for the dish. There is a glossary of terms, a section on cooking basic skills and tools, and information on making healthy, smart food choices.
This would be a great cookbook to use as part of a homeschool curriculum. My family would have to change some ingredients for allergies but the basic concepts of the recipes are adaptable.
We are looking forward to trying the munchies mix and this innovative take on grilled cheese using provolone and mozzarella sometime really soon...
But we started by trying out Wheel in the Sky Tortilla Pie...
- 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken breast
- 1/4 cup fresh salsa
- 1 cup black-bean dip
- 4 (8-inch) multigrain flour tortillas
- 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
- cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 450
- Combine chicken and salsa in medium bowl
- Arrange tortillas across a work surface. Spread 1/4 cup black-bean dip over each tortilla.
- Top tortillas evenly with chicken mixture
- Coat a 9-inch spring form pan with cooking spray. Stack tortillas in bottom of pan
- Bake in over for 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese melts
- Remove sides of pan. Cut pie into 4 wedges. Serve immediately.
We thought the stacked tortilla pie idea sounded amazing but of course 2 out of 4 of us are allergic to chicken so we made a few changes...
While we didn't make the exact recipe, it was a great jumping off point! I love cookbooks that have great recipes but also inspire my own creations! We made a beef version with corn, cheese, tomatoes and corn tortillas (my son's allergic to flour tortillas)! It was excellent! I highly recommend this cookbook full of kid-friendly innovative recipes!
I'll be taking an extended vacation from the blog to go on vacation, renew my vows with my hubby and get started with our homeschooling journey... check back for new posts in a few months after I recharge my batteries and get a handle on our new homeschooling lifestyle! :-)