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Make every day special with an easy and exciting recipe, whether it’s the first day of school, a big birthday, or just a lazy Sunday.
Check out an irresistible new book for young cooks from the editors of Food Network Magazine, America’s #1 food magazine and best-selling authors of The Big, Fun Kids Cookbook. In this colorful cookbook, kids will find ways to celebrate every occasion, big and small.
Flip through this book and you’ll find a great idea for every day of the year, starting today. What’s your birthday? Anyone who picks up this book will turn straight to that date to see which treat falls on their special day! Will it be a daisy cupcake made with snipped marshmallows? Miniature chicken and waffles? Homemade chocolate lollipops? A giant pretzel? Of course, all the big holidays are represented, too—like flag tarts for the Fourth of July or spooky treats for Halloween. And we never miss an excuse to celebrate historic events: You can make star cookies on the day Pluto was discovered. The easy recipes were all created with beginner cooks in mind (some use prepared ingredients!), and each one has been tested in Food Network Kitchen, so it’s sure to come out perfect every time.
Inside you'll find:
• 365 sweet and savory recipes and photos—one for every day of the year!
• Holiday cookies and gifts (doughnut snowmen)
• Easy food crafts (a cookie bouquet)
• Fake-out snacks (ice cream sandwiches that look like sliders)
• Cupcake decorating (flower cupcakes made with candy)
• Cute bites for April Fool’s Day, Earth Day—and leapfrog cookies for Leap Year!
• Fun food trivia throughout
About the Author
Food Network Magazine is the #1 selling magazine at newsstands in America across all magazines. It has 13.55 million readers every month.
Maile Carpenter is the founding editor in chief of Food Network Magazine, the best-selling monthly magazine in the U.S., and The Pioneer Woman Magazine. Maile is an expert in kids cooking: she has two daughters who love experimenting in the kitchen.
“A year’s worth of daily inspiration inviting kids to experiment in the kitchen. The clear, bright, eye-catching photographs throughout will be fun for budding chefs to pore over.”
“This is a lot of fun!”
—Whit Johnson, ABC-TV, Good Morning America Weekend
"There are Peep ice cream sandwiches...but there's also Caesar salad tacos, so there are options to try and go the healthy route….It's fun and the kids will love it."
—Kirk Yuhnke, KDVR-TV, Denver, CO
“What I love about this is…it’s something that’s easy enough for the kids to feel like ‘I can do this on my own’ and the parents can just supervise and be alongside and make [a recipe] along with them.…One of my favorite recipes I also saw was Pop Rocks Watermelon….”
—Farron Hipp, WFLA-TV, Tampa, FL
“It’s all about fun and simple recipes that your kids can create at home, or even you, the parent.”
—Johanna Gomez, MIAMI-TV, Miami, FL
"If your child really wants to help with cooking and baking, this is what you need! I've looked through this cookbook, it's so much fun."
—Destry Jetton, KPNX-TV, Phoenix, AZ
“[This book] is definitely parent-approved if you’re wanting to get something fun for your kid. I recommend it.”
—Alyse Eady, WAGA-TV, Atlanta, GA
“I love the theme of your book…. Keeping the family together by cooking is such an important thing…. I couldn’t resist trying my hand at something from the book, so we made emoji pancakes. These are super cute!”
—Amity Addrisi, KING-TV, Seattle, WA
“I love the ideas…marking kind of all the occasions that we go through with our children throughout the year.”
—Dina Bair, WGN-TV, Chicago, IL
"You can get so creative and have so much fun as a family....There are so many recipes, so many ideas in [this book], all suited just for kids….I've already got a list of a few things I want to make and certainly, my daughter is ready to go. Happy cooking, happy baking, all in the kitchen!"
—Amber Hankins, WISH-TV, Indianapolis, IN
"The Recipe-A-Day Kids Cookbook is so cool....The other great thing about [this book], especially for kids when it comes to cooking, is it teaches them so many other lessons: how to follow directions, how to be successful at something when you follow through, but by the same token...when something messes up, how to pivot. My son goes, 'that's how new dishes are created every day!'”
—Deborah Duncan, WHOU-TV, Houston, TX
"This would be a fun activity for families to get into, reading the recipe of the day and maybe even picking out a few to try out for the week ahead."
—Amy Phelps, (Parkersburg) News and Sentinel
“If your prodigious young chef is looking to breeze through one recipe a day, every day for a year, [this book] is meant for just that.”
“The majority of the recipes will catch kids' attention, and the range of difficulty will help you match the right recipes for your young cooks..... [This book] isn't just for kids. A number of the recipes will appeal to the whole family. I plan on trying several, such as the breakfast sliders (egg sandwiches), the peach Melba milkshake, the puff pastry tart with berries, and the miniature pimiento cheese balls.”
—Beth Fish Reads
“One of the best of the many kid-oriented cookbooks currently available, this Food Network Magazine compendium of mostly super-easy, briefly described, family-friendly recipes offers a truly delicious march through the year….”
"[This book] will give us the opportunity to be intentional with [my daughter's] cooking and baking adventures, even if we don’t do it every day. I love the colourful photos and variety of ideas."
—The Canadian Homeschooler
“Kids will immediately love this cookbook that brings major cooking inspo.”
“The Recipe-A-Day Kids Cookbook just hit shelves from Food Network Magazine, and they’re helping level up your kitchen skills with recipe ideas for all 365 days of the year.”
—YAYOMG! Digital Magazine