Kids in the Kitchen

SUBMITTED BY JANA KING, YOUTH SERVICES

Around this time of year, as the weather starts to cool, the leaves start to fall, and holiday lights are popping up everywhere, there comes the urge to bake. Something about the seasons changing makes everybody want to turn on the oven and smell warm, yummy scents all throughout the house. So why not get the kids involved?

Great books from the library featuring easy recipes with kids’ culinary interests in mind will get you started in the right direction. Before you know it, you and your children will be elbow deep in flour, giggling the afternoon away!

National Geographic Kids Cookbook: A Year-Round Fun Food Adventure by Barton Seaver

Discover recipes for each month of the year; fun new dishes and twists on old favorites, plus weird but true food facts, activities and challenges kids can do by themselves or with friends!

Easy Desserts from Around the World by Heather Alexander

Learn about different countries while baking a variety of different desserts including information about the special ingredients in each dish. Find a dessert from your family’s cultural heritage or explore other places around the world through the foods they eat!

Cool Fun Cupcakes: Fun & Easy Baking Recipes for Kids! by Alex Kuskowski

Learn how to bake amazing cupcakes, like rainbow-colored or S’more Surprise bites. Cupcakes make a delicious sweet treat any time of day or year!

Cool Baking series by Pamela S. Price

This 6-book series features fun and easy recipes for your little baker to try out; such as quick breads, pies and tarts, cakes, cookies and bars, plus pet treats that you can make for the four-legged family member!