For kids who love to cook, The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook: Cub-Friendly Cooking with an Adult is a fantastic resource for easy recipes and ideas. My youngest son is a true junior chef, and he loved this cookbook right away. It’s size is just right for little hands, it’s colorful design is engaging, and the Berenstain bear theme makes it extra special.
The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook contains 40 kid-friendly recipes for breakfast, lunch, main dishes, dessert, and snacks. There is a reference page for kitchen measurements that makes it easy to adapt recipes for different serving sizes, and a really special feature is the “Grace Before Meals” section. This sweet page reminds kids to express gratitude and take a moment to reflect on their blessings before digging into the food.
Every recipe is photographed–a big plus for kids to have a visual guide to putting the recipes together. The ingredients lists and directions are clearly organized and simple. Some of our favorites include:
- Crepes with Berries
- Easy Enchiladas
- Grilled Chicken with Carrots
- White Chicken Chili
- Coconut Nest with Fruit
- Panda Cupcakes
There are so many choices for fun meals, that my son and I will be working through this cookbook for a while before running out of options. My son is enjoying combining different options together for meals, such as the Red Beans, Sausage & Rice followed by the Mug Brownie for dessert. Or the Fruit Salad with Skillet fried Potatoes.
Since my son has begun seriously cooking, I have been on the lookout for relevant cookbooks that he can really use. The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook has become one of his most “go-to” resources.