We picked up My Learn to Cook Book for about 50 cents at a garage sale recently. The illustrations are fantastic, and although some of the recipes are outdated (it was printed in 1973) it still holds up. Mostly, it is just beautiful to look at–I would even consider dismantling it and framing some of […]


We have a ton of kid cookbooks—many of them came from the good old Cookie Magazine days, when we were sent cookbooks to check out. But none of them are as brilliant in their set-up as this one we just found in a thrift store, Dinner’s Ready Mom, first published in 1986. I can’t speak […]

fairytale cook book

I found the My Fairytale Cook Book (published in the 70s) at a yard sale, and it’s so good. There are the stories most of us know, and at then at the end of the story, there’s a recipe to go with it. It’s such a nice present for a kid who loves to cook/play […]


Sometimes it’s good to be reminded of the classics—and the Fanny at Chez Panisse children’s cookbook is certainly one. Somehow we have never bought it or been given it in almost nine years of parenting, which makes me think, it’s also great for the birthday present closet.


On long indoor winter weekends, we like to have some new cookbooks to look through and cook from. This kid cookbook is one of the first I’ve seen that is photographed, not illustrated, and is for the youth who really wants to cook, not just to make concoctions that an hour later are delicious treats […]


While the Silver Spoon cookbook for adults is an intimidating tome that collects dust on my shelf, The Silver Spoon for Children is just right. I love the illustrations, steps, and the recipes themselves. This is one of those clever gifts for a boy or girl over six who loves to cook. Order them in […]

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