If your kids are anything like my middle son was way back in 2011 (at age 8), they are going through a cooking phase.
Zack started a notebook and wrote down tons of recipes that I make so that he could make them himself. I wonder what ever happened to that notebook? Anyway, when he was constantly asking questions, I knew that I had to get him his own cookbook. I have so many other great book recommendations as well!
The following kids’ cookbooks at Amazon are sure to excite your aspiring chef to get into the kitchen. Trust me, having at least one child that can cook is a Godsend!
Here are the ones I bought for Zack way back when. These are updated versions, of course. 🙂 He loved them and now just uses my regular cookbooks or does his own thing.
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The Pokémon Cookbook: Easy & Fun Recipes - Create delicious dishes that look like your favorite Pokémon characters – from desserts to pizza – with more than 35 easy, fun recipes. Make a Pokéball sushi roll, Pikachu ramen or mashed Meowth potatoes for your next party, weekend activity or powered-up lunchbox.
Edible Science: Experiments You Can Eat - Grab a beaker, pick up your whisk, and get ready to cook up some solid science. Using food as our tools (or ingredients!) curious kids become saucy scientists that measure, weigh, combine, and craft their way through the kitchen. Discover dozens of thoroughly-tested, fun, edible experiments, sprinkled with helpful photos, diagrams, scientific facts, sub-experiments, and more.
MasterChef Junior Cookbook: Bold Recipes and Essential Techniques to Inspire Young Cooks - This book aims to give any aspiring young chef the tools he or she needs to hone essential cooking skills, with 100 recipes inspired by dishes that the contestants served in the first five seasons, as well as timeless techniques, tips, and advice.
The Young Chef: Recipes and Techniques for Kids Who Love to Cook - Aspiring chefs turn to The Culinary Institute of America for top-tier training—and now younger cooks can too. Coauthored by chef-instructor (and parent) Mark Ainsworth, this book is for kids ages ten to fourteen who love to cook or who want to learn how, from the perspective of the nation’s best culinary college.
The Official DC Super Hero Cookbook: 60+ Simple, Tasty Recipes for Growing Super Heroes (DC Super Heroes) - From the Up, Up and Away Parfait and Green Arrow Fruit Kebobs to Holy Guacamole and the Bat Cave Chicken Stew, the colorfully presented recipes are perfect for making everyday family meals extra special, as well as for themed parties. Simple, step-by-step instructions are easy to replicate. And kids will enjoy flipping through the fabulous finish photos.
Good Housekeeping Kids Cook!: 100+ Super-Easy, Delicious Recipes - With aspiring young chefs showing off their skills on Chopped Junior and Food Network Star Kids, it’s clear that kids CAN cook and LOVE to cook! Now, Good Housekeeping has created the perfect cookbook for kids of all ages who are eager to step in the kitchen. It features more than 100 delicious, fail-safe recipes, accompanied by colorful photographs and basic kitchen and cooking how-tos.
American Girl Baking: Recipes for Cookies, Cupcakes & More - the perfect book for the girl in your family. It's packed with 40+ delicious, easy-to-follow recipes fit for any occasion, or just because you wanted to bake something!
The Cookbook for Kids (Williams-Sonoma): Great Recipes for Kids Who Love to Cook - Packed with more than 60 yummy recipes for easy-to-make treats, from crepes and cookies to fish tacos and nachos, Williams-Sonoma Cooking for Kids makes cooking loads of fun!
Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make (and Eat!) - Cook presents more than 50 recipes designed for the cooking abilities and tastes of children ages 6 to 12. Basic cooking techniques are explained in kid-friendly language, and recipes include favorites like applesauce, French toast, popcorn chicken, pizza, and more.
Kid Chef: The Foodie Kids Cookbook: Healthy Recipes and Culinary Skills for the New Cook in the Kitchen - More than just a kids’ cookbook, Kid Chef is a learning tool that includes:
75+ Healthy Recipes: easy-to-follow recipes for snacks and small bites, main dishes and desserts that parents will loveKitchen 101: learn how to stock the pantry, create a grocery list, handle a knife, and use the stoveFacts and Tips: from variations on your favorite recipes to fun food facts this kids’ cookbook covers everything
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If you hook your child up with their own cookbooks, you just might need to include some tools and supplies that are just for them. You know, non-breakable things. 🙂 We had the Curious Chef set, but the others look super cool, too!
Kids Cooking Baking set Baking supplies Cupcake decorating kit-40 pcs – REAL COOKING BAKING STARTER: These baking suppliest including cupcake baking set,baking decorating set,cookie cutter set
Curious Chef 3-Piece Nylon Knife Set – Set includes 1 small, 1 medium, and 1 large nylon knife all with serrated cutting edges, blunt tips; ergonomic handles; and soft touch button grips
Tenta Kitchen 13 Piece Mixing Bowl Set with Measuring Cups and Spoons – THE ULTIMATE MIXING BOWL AND MEASURING SPOONS SET: If you are looking for the greatest mixing bowl addition to your kitchen arsenal, then we got you covered. We proudly present you this mixing bowl set that will save you some money, time and space in the kitchen drawers! Our set consists of the top 8 necessary kitchen utensils that will accompany you during cooking explorations and preparing your favourite recipes for the many years to come!
Curious Chef 17-Piece Measure & Prep Kit – Kit includes: 6 piece measuring spoons and cups set, large poly spoon, a timer, 3 piece prep bowl set, shopping list and stickers too