Cook Books for you & the kids!

I love to cook from scratch as some of you may already now and Charlie always likes to see what I am doing and he loves to help.  So when I had the chance to review some fabulous cookbooks this was one of them.

This has fantastic easy to prepare and make recipes.  In a cooking rut and want something fun to do with your kids this book is for you.  Or if you have a little future chef in your home, this makes a special treat as it would make a wonderful first cook book for your culinary protege.
The book is done is 3 categories:
Each skill is presented at the stage when a child’s development, self-confidence and sense of independence are ready, with recipes grouped into three age groups: 3–5 years, 5–7 years and 7–11 years.

What we made: From age group 3-5 yrs, pg. 34, TASTY BREAD TARTS

6 slices of multi grain bread
3 free range eggs with 4 tbsp on milk
handful of fresh mint leaves or other herbs you like
2 handfuls of fresh peas or corn kernels
Small handful of Parmesan cheese.

Side note: It can anything  you want. I actually used green onion, bacon and cheese for our Tasty Bread Tarts

Preheat oven at 375F.

Butter the muffin tin, press each bread circle in the buttered pan holes. Bake for 5 min.

Place your peas and mint in the “bread tarts”

Next crack the eggs and add milk, beat and slowly pour mixture into the bread tarts. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese before placing them in the oven and cook for 12 minutes.

Don’t these look yummy? Great snacks, I might even prepare these for my sons 3 yr old birthday party!

Bon Appetit!
This book has more than 50 fun and easy recipes to suit your child’s and ability.  Buy it {here}
Another book I love.  Vegetarian Cooking for Kids by Laura Washburn

I have been using this cook book all week!  We’re not vegetarian but I do want my son to eat healthy and this is a great book. Again, lots of great ideas.  We’ve made chickpea bites, fruit and seed bars and potato and sweet red peppers squares just to name a few!

potato and sweet red peppers squares
Why not try try a bowl of Noodles with Sesame Peanut Sauce or  Cornmeal and Sweetcorn Fritters? The fun recipes featured in Kids’ Favourites means veggie kids don’t have to miss out – treat them and their friends to Mushroom Barley Burgers with all the trimmings or Bean and Vegetable Tacos.
Finally, Family Feasts is full of great dishes the whole family will love, such as Mac ’n’ Cheese with Spinach and Vegetable Chili with Pumpkin.
Buy it {here}




  1. Mama Lisa | 23rd Sep 11

    I’d love the mini cakes & other bite sized treats book.

    lcgauci at rogers dot com

  2. Snowy Summer | 23rd Sep 11

    I love all the cookbooks but my favorite is Cupcakes, Cookies, and Pie, Oh My! We just love to bake and bake and bake 🙂

    Thanks for this great giveaway!

  3. Anonymous | 23rd Sep 11

    Great selection of books! Hard to choose just one. I would love to spend an afternoon flipping through The Gluten-free Baker.
    kristina_ann_scott at hotmail dot com

  4. Bridgett | 23rd Sep 11

    Would love The Fresh and Fast Vegetarian. My son has many food restriction, basicly has to eat vegan, and I need some ideas! 🙂

    Princessbridgett at hotmail dot com

  5. Anonymous | 23rd Sep 11

    I would love to look through A Year in a Vegetarian Kitchen! (I need more ideas)

  6. Mummy Kim | 23rd Sep 11

    The hummingbird Bakery Cookbook looks AMAZING!!!! I have had a serious home baked sweet tooth since my daughter was born and make something almost every week.
    mcintosh dot kimberley at gmail dot com

  7. edmontonjb | 24th Sep 11

    The Rosie’s Bakery All-Butter, Cream-Filled, Sugar-Packed Baking Book looks right up my alley!

  8. Aleasha | 24th Sep 11

    The fresh and fast vegetarian book would be nice to have. More ways to get vegetables into a diet is always great!

  9. MamaHunfy | 24th Sep 11

    I love a Bakers Field Guide to cupcakes!!

    hun423 at

  10. lilmissie | 24th Sep 11

    I don’t think my last comment loaded. I haven’t tried their cookbooks before but I think I would love their Cool Smoothies!

  11. Jennifer L. | 24th Sep 11

    My son would love the “A Zombie Ate My Cupcake KIT”.
    jentam777 at gmail dot com

  12. pamalot | 25th Sep 11

    My favourite cookbook from the selction is
    Cool Smoothies, Drinks and Cocktails (but there are many that I would love to check out!)

    pamfreecycle at gmail dot com

  13. mean green mom | 26th Sep 11

    I would love to win this for me and the kids- we are vegetarian and always looking for fun recipes 🙂 From their site 52 Loaves also looks like a great book- as the weather turns cold I love to make bread 🙂

  14. Lydia | 27th Sep 11

    My favorite cookbook from the selection is Apple Pie

    lydiaspaces at hotmail dot com

  15. marlibu | 28th Sep 11

    I love the Cupcakes, Cookies, and Pie, Oh My! Cute title


  16. Tannis | 28th Sep 11

    A Baker’s Field Guide to Cupcakes sounds yummy, how can I resist that?!?
    tannis_z at excite dot com

  17. Kelly | 29th Sep 11

    The Authentic Norwegian one looks awesome…my background is Norwegian and I was always looking for recipes as a kid…would love to learn more and share them with my own little (no lutefisk though!) 😉


  18. Mama Ash | 30th Sep 11


    I’ve been trying to leave a comment on your giveaway but it won’t let me leave one 🙁 Not sure why since I tdon’t think you have a moderation turned on.

    Could you accept an entry from me?

    “I like the look of the Baker’s Field Guide to Cupcakes. I’d love to win because I’m a vegetarian trying to raise 2 veggie kids. Meals can be tough!”


  19. Living a Dream | 30th Sep 11

    Seeing my family is into gardening, but I know nothing about preserving I would love Pickles & RELISHES book!

  20. Multi-Testing Mommy | 29th Mar 12

    Oh wow! That book sounds fabulous!!!

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