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Paula Deen's My First Cookbook (Spiral-bound)

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One of America's most beloved cooks, entrepreneur, television personality and restaurateur Paula Deen invites you to share in her favorite dishes and memories from childhood in this delightful cookbook for the very young.

What better way to celebrate childhood than with pancakes around the kitchen table? Or how about a quick snack of Ants on a Log? Dean even shares her tricks for whipping up the perfect breakfast in bed for Mom on Mother's Day or a fancy dinner for Dad on Father's Day. "Paula Deen's My First Cookbook" is like a big hug from the queen of Southern hospitality and charm herself. So get in the kitchen with your favorite little ones today and start making those memories!

Editorial Reviews

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ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«For children who are ready to start cooking, Paula Deen's my First Cookbook is excellent. The recipes are easy to follow and the results are delicious.

ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Children who are eager to learn how to cook will love ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌ¥Paula Deen's my First CookbookÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇ (Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2008). This kids' cookbook is full of delicious recipes with illustrated steps and clear instructions. Older kids can do much of the cooking independently, and younger kids can gather, measure, and mix ingredients with the help of the pictures. ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Before any recipes are introduced, ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌ¥Paula Deen's my First CookbookÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇ begins with a chapter on safety. It first reminds children that what they can do depends on their age. Also emphasized is that adults should always be available to help, especially if there is a need for boiling water or frying foods. Other safety issues are addressed, such as cutting with sharp knives, using the stove, and washing hands properly. Next is a glossary of terms. Cooking terms are not only defined in this section, but are illustrated as well for younger cooks. The definitions are easy to understand for a young audience. Next come sections on measurement, on how to set a table, and on good table manners. The pages on manners list some rules that families may want to observe while at the table. Some of these include waiting until everyone is seated before eating, not chewing with food in the mouth, and learning to say, ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌ¥Please pass the ....ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇ instead of reaching.

ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«There are nine recipe chapters that follow, including an arts-and-crafts chapter with non-edible project ideas. The recipes range from breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas, to snacks and holiday recipes. Each recipe has a full color page with illustrations, titled ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌ¥What You'll Need.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇ This includes measuring cups and spoons, pots and pans, and all food ingredients. The opposite page is titled ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌ¥What You'll Do.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇ This includes a numbered list of all steps involved in the recipe. ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«An example of a dinner recipe is Chicken Pot Pie. This main course has several steps ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å cooking the chicken, making a white sauce, opening cans of vegetables, and unrolling refrigerator pie crust. The chicken is cooked in water, which is left to cool for an hour so kids can handle it safely. The white sauce is cooked at a medium temperature, so that older kids can do much of it themselves. The rest involves laying out the crust and then filling it. It is a relatively simple, straightforward recipe that has tasty results.

ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Besides the recipes for typical entrees, there are also quite a few fun and unusual recipes. Some of these are Green Eggs and Ham, Broccoli with Magic Cheese Sauce, and Stone Soup, complete with the story. The holiday recipes include Goober Haystacks for Halloween, which are chow mein noodles covered in melted butterscotch, and Thanksgiving Pumpkin Muffins. Making special holiday recipes is a great way to get kids involved in a holiday meal with family and friends. ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Parents may find that their favorite section is the one titled, ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌ¥Cooking for Mom and Dad.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇ This chapter has recipes such as Breakfast in a Cup, to be served on Mother's or Father's Day, and a dessert called Strawberry Delight. There are even two pages devoted to making a special card and placemat for the special occasion.

ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Parents may find that their favorite section is the one titled, ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌ¥Cooking for Mom and Dad.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇ This chapter has recipes such as Breakfast in a Cup, to be served on Mother's or Father's Day, and a dessert called Strawberry Delight. There are even two pages devoted to making a special card and placemat for the special occasion.

ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Paula Deen has created a cookbook for kids which introduces them to the basics of cooking in a fun and delicious manner. ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Paula Deen's my First CookbookÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇ has a wide variety of recipes, as well as important information on kitchen safety, definitions of terms, and table manners. It is an easy cookbook for kids to navigate through, and will undoubtedly become a valuable resource for parents and kids alike.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Wendy McDougal

About the Author

Entrepreneur, restaurateur, author, public speaker, television personality and noted expert on traditional Southern cooking, Paula Deen was born in Albany, Ga. In addition to her success on television where she has hosted numerous cooking programs, Deen is the author of 14 cookbooks that have sold more than 8 million copies. Her bimonthly magazine, ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Cooking with Paula Deen,ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ has a circulation of nearly 1 million. On New YearÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs Day 2011 she was honored to serve as Grand Marshall of the Tournament of Roses Parade.

Ever grateful for all she has been blessed with, Deen and her family continue to give back to the community. A member of the board of the Bethesda Home for Boys, she works tirelessly for AmericaÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs Second Harvest and partners with Smithfield Foods Helping Hungry HomesÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«ÌÎ̦ which has donated protein for more than 10,000,000 meals for AmericaÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs hungry.

She and her family make their home in Savannah, Ga.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781416950332
  • Release Date: October 2008
  • Grades: Preschool - 3

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