Monday, October 20, 2008

Kids Cook 1-2-3 by Rozanne Gold

Gifts for Grandkids (Part 1 of 5) 

Gift Challenge: I have 5 grandkids between the ages of 4 and 16. I love to shop for them but I really don't have that many ideas and I don't know what they like. Their favorite cartoon characters change all the time. But I really want to get things they enjoy. 

Just the other day, my neighbor who has 8 grandkids and 15 great grandkids was talking about this issue. So I'm going to write a series of gift ideas from grandparents to grandkids this week.

When I was growing up, I was always trying to bake up something in the kitchen. Now I realize I'm really not a baker but more of a savory cook. But if my parents and grandmother didn't eat up all the half-baked apple pies and crumbly brownies I would have never ventured this far in the kitchen. So my lesson: if you have a child or grandchild who likes to cook, nurture that interest, it just might become a passion.

My niece's birthday is coming up and this summer I discovered that she's a chef in the making. So I was in the Williams-Sonoma store and found this fun cookbook. Each recipe only has 3 ingredients and the steps are easy to follow. Just the right about of prep work and cooking to keep a child interested and feeling accomplished. Available at

Do you know of a great cook book for kids? Share a comment below or email me.

Price: $12.21
For: Kids
Interest: Food, Cooking
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