Review/ Mommy & Me Start Cooking

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  • Title: Mommy & Me Start Cooking: Cook and Learn Together
  • Publisher: DK Childrens
  • Pages: 80
  • Pub Date: January 2014

Cook and learn together with Mommy and Me Start Cooking.
Full of fun activities such as experiencing food with all five senses, designing dishes, and performing kitchen experiments, plus an introduction to measurements associated with cooking, this is the perfect cookbook for children who want to join their parents in the kitchen.

Readers will learn about staple ingredients such as eggs, flour, and chocolate. They will find out what is inside an egg, where vegetables grow, how flour is made, and more.

Mommy and Me Start Cooking will educate and entertain, and is a fun way for families to spend time together.


In keeping with the baking theme I thought I would recommend Mommy & Me Start Cooking today.

This was one of Michael’s favorite books we got from DK last year so it was nice to pull this out again in honor of March Break.

The book is broke down into sections labelled Eggs, Flour, Pasta, Rice, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Peas, Chocolate  and Strawberries. Within each section you will get  1 to 3 recipes pertaining to that subject and what you need to make it. As always you get a ton of photos and for Michael he appreciates that because he can see what its suppose to look like each step of the way.

As Michael is getting older I realized that now is the time to start introducing him to the kitchen and how to cook things as these will be life skills he will need when he is older and I want him to feel comfortable and confident in the kitchen.

I remember when we got this book last year, Michael literally spent hours going through it trying to decide what we should make and this time was no exception. We had made little notes in the book on what he tried the first time.

He wanted to make pancakes again and he said that he enjoyed the home made ones better then the other ones I made. He loved decorating the plates with various fruits and powdered sugar.

Another recipe Michael loved making was the Pasta bake but the only complaint he had was he didn’t want to touch the ground beef because he said it was cold and gross but other wise he had fun making this.

Something fun we did was switch up a recipe something Michael never realized you could do and I told him that cooking is different then baking and you can do so much more so instead of Chicken Risotto we made Chicken Rice and he loved that. It was so much fun when Michael realized that you can substitute things within a recipe. I even said you can switch out the chicken for beef or pork.

This would be the perfect book to add into your march break collection. I think kids would enjoy being able to learn to cook and you can walk away knowing you taught your child something important and hey you never know when they will decide to make you a home cook meal.