My kids all love to cook and bake with me. It’s such a fun time of bonding with them and nothing is more fun than baking for the holidays! The Berenstain Bears Holiday Cookbook has plenty of kid friendly recipes to choose from for many holidays including my favorites: Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The table of contents is a fun, easy to use set up that even kids can read. I like that it’s broken down by holiday so you can just go straight to the section you are looking for and the different colors make it easier to find.
Each holiday section begins with a Bible verse and then a little Berenstain Bears story. I love this! It takes these characters my kids already know and love and tells a story about the holiday tying in the Bible! What a great way to start off each section! It ends with a sweet little prayer. Then you get to dive into the fun recipes! I really look forward to making this a part of our existing holiday baking tradition! Whenever a season starts I plan to read these with my kids and then get to cooking!
After the introductions are the recipes! The left side has the name of the dish, what you need and the directions. I really like the way that the “what you need” and “directions” are separated to make it easier for early bakers! They can first gather what they need before they begin, instead of having it all blended in like most cookbooks. The numbered steps are also really helpful for kids who need it all layed out for them. The cute little bear images on the bottom just tie it all in to the Berenstain family.
On the page to the right of the recipe is an image of the completed goodie! If your kids are visual like mine, they will probably look through the book and pick something out based on the pictures rather than use the table of contents! A picture truly is worth a thousand words!
Holiday baking is a favorite tradition for my kids and I that I started when they were still in diapers! The Holiday Cookbook from The Berenstain Bears is a welcome addition to our tradition and will ad some extra fun and Biblical teaching to our tradition!
About the Book
Be part of the fun and join Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear as they cook up holiday favorites and some unique eats for friends and family with the all-new The Berenstain Bears Holiday Cookbook. Filled with traditional holiday favorites like Frosted Sugar Cookies, Pumpkin Pie, Hot Apple Cider Punch, Cranberry Stuffing, and some unique and fun recipes like Papa Bear’s Paw-Licking Good Chicken Wings, this kid-friendly cookbook will help Bear Country families, and families and friends everywhere, have the most wonderful year of eating ever!
Young cooks and their adult assistants will find recipes for beverages, meals and sides, and sweets and treats.
About the Author
Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents, Stan and Jan, working together to write and draw these lovable bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them too.
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