Contributed by: Amy Billings, Youth Services

Love to watch MasterChef Jr or Food Network?

Cooking and baking is a great hobby for teens. Here are some titles that will inspire you to make treats for your friends, dinner for the fam, or just an after school nibble that doesn’t involve unwrapping a prepackaged snack with unpronounceable ingredients.

Bon Apetit!

The Green Teen Cookbook: Recipes for All Seasons — Written by Teens, for Teens

Recipes and information from teens from around the world will help you learn to shop smarter, cook more consciously, and eat a healthier diet.


Fresh Food Fast 24/7: 5 Ingredient, 15 Minute Recipes

Crunched for time? Don’t microwave a burrito, try one of these quick recipes.



Sports Nutrition for Teen Athletes: Eat Right to Take Your Game to the Next Level

Great performance requires quality fuel. Recipes and information for teen athletes and others who want to support their bodies through strenuous workouts.


Will it Waffle? 53 Unexpected and Irresistible Recipes to Make in a Waffle Iron

Totally fun recipes to try for friends and family.