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Cookbooks

on November 19, 2013

shutterstock_72041857Kids can cook too!  For some kid-friendly recipes for Thanksgiving (and maybe a few unconventional menu ideas), try these cookbooks…

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The Children’s Step by Step Cookbook by Angela Wilkes

A general cookbook with excellent photography of all the ingredients, tools and steps needed to complete each recipe. Recommended recipe: Kabobs (turkey kabobs could be a fun new family tradition for Thanksgiving!)

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Salad People  by Molly Katzen

A vegetarian cookbook that includes recipes written in a visual format for children (as well as the same recipes conventionally written for adult helpers).  Recommended recipe: Sweet Potato Surprise

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Pilgrim Foods and Recipes by Sarah Florence

A beginning reader briefly covering the history of the Pilgrims and life in colonial America with a few recipes. Recommended recipe: Baked Butternut Squash

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Native American Foods and Recipes by Shannon Moore

Discusses Native American cultures by focusing on their foods and recipes.  Recommended recipe: Pumpkin Corn Sauce

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The United States Cookbook by Joan D’Amico

Explore all our 50 states through recipes.  Recommended recipe: Bread Pudding

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Super Simple Snacks by Nancy Tuminelly

No-bake recipes that require only  a few ingredients per recipe.  Recommended recipe: Cranberry Nut Crunch

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Cool Carrots:  from garden to table by Katherine Hengel

A nifty series of books that discusses planting, growing, harvesting and using various plants. Recommended recipe: Pickled Carrot Sticks

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Cool Potatoes:  from garden to table by Katherine Hengel

A nifty series of books that discusses planting, growing, harvesting and using various plants. Recommended recipe: Tempting twice-baked potatoes

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Cool Green Beans: from garden to table by Katherine Hengel

A nifty series of books that discusses planting, growing, harvesting and using various plants. Recommended recipe: Cheddar Pecan Green Bean Casserole

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Super Simple Desserts by Nancy Tuminelly

No-bake recipes that require only a few ingredients per recipe: Recommended recipe: Maple Cranberry Drops

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For a different take on the traditional meal…

A Superhero Cookbook by Sarah Schuette

Recommended Recipe: Crime-Fighting Carrots

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Star Wars Cookbook by Robin Davis and Star Wars Cookbook II by Frankie Frankeny

Recommended recipes: Tusken Raider Taters and Qui-Gon Jinn-ger Snaps

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A Pirate Cookbook by Sarah Schuette

Recommended recipe: Scurvy Soup

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A Princess Cookbook by Sarah Schuette

Recommended Recipe: Princess and the Pea Salad


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