This is the third book in the authors’ Made- Easy series, which includes Passover Made Easy, and Starters and Sides Made Easy. Like the others, it is well-organized, with gorgeous color pictures and clear, step by step instructions. The kid-friendly recipes include such fun things as cauliflower poppers (the vegetable version of chicken nuggets!), smoothies and shakes, and special ways to make customized personal pan pizzas.
Accompanying the ingredients and instructions on the pages is one of the best things about this cookbook: the Cooking School tips. These explain the techniques used in each recipe, such as sautéing and simmering as well as the equipment used. Another tip is the convenience of using parchment paper to line baking sheets. Cooking basics, such as measurements, abbreviations, and conversions are explained, as well as how to set the table. Entertaining dialogue between the authors describes how they got the kids to tell them what food and drinks they wanted to learn to make, and how they helped as tasters and testers. These Kosher recipes are divided into: dairy, meat, chicken, fish, sides, snacks and desserts. At the back are easier recipes which the authors say to start with if you’re new to the kitchen. Throughout the book, they point out which recipes require the help of an adult. An excellent index makes each recipe easy to find.
Full of kid-appeal as well as containing helpful aids for the beginning cook, this cookbook is highly recommended for ages 10 and up, as well as younger kids who will also want to cook with some extra help!