Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Minnie & Friends Cookbook - Book Review

By: Cynthia Littlefield & Joanne Schmaltz
Published by: Disney Press
Released on: 4/15/14
Source: Disney
5 Owlets: We Loved It!
Ages: 6-8
Purchase from: Amazon | Barnes&Noble | Books A Million

From Ear-resistible French Toast to Polka-dot Fruit Sundaes, this beautiful cookbook is filled with delicious recipes inspired by Minnie Mouse and all her friends. With simple step-by-step instructions, mouth-watering photos of each dish, and helpful tips from Minnie herself, this cookbook makes it easy for kids to whip up some kitchen magic. After all, no one can pull off the perfect recipe quite like Minnie can.

If you have little ones who love Disney and cooking, then this is a must have! Everything in this cookbook is kid friendly. With directions that are easy to read and follow along, and pictures that are mouthwatering, this is a book that offers hours of fun in the kitchen for you and your little one(s), while making up healthy food to eat.

As soon as this book arrived, my daughter snatched it right up and began looking through it, searching for various foods we could start making up. My daughter and I have also picking up other Disney children's cookbooks which have been offered through the Scholastic Book Fair at my kids's school. Like those, this one is definitely worth adding to your collection of books/cookbooks at home.

One of our favorite recipes we've made so far is the whole wheat Mickey Mouse french toast. For me as a parent, it was priceless seeing my little girl get all excited about making a meal. Though I helped her with some of it, she was so happy to be able to do something like this mostly on her own. Unfortunately we didn't have round cookie cutters to use to make Mickey Mouse french toast, but that didn't take away from the from. Instead it gave us a great idea to make other shapes. For me, I loved this idea of thinking outside of the box when it came to making french toast. I've never thought of making shapes before. It was incredibly easy using cookie cutters to cut shapes into the bread.

In my opinion, you can't go wrong with The Minnie & Friends cookbook. It's a must have!
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