If you love to throw themed birthday parties for your children and want fun ideas on decor and food – this is a good starting point. From Cowboys and Dinosaurs to picnics and Candy Land there are plenty of ideas to choose from.
Ever wonder what other families are having for dinner? Gem is a lovely little cookbook that answers just that – it’s a compilation of much-loved recipes from a group of parents in South Africa.
Packing children’s lunch boxes is a chore few parents enjoy – mostly because the battle to find healthy, yummy meals and snacks is difficult. Enter Snacks and Treats for Sustained Energy 1. The authors are both registered dietitians and although the book is not written specifically for school lunch boxes – many of the recipes work well for a mid day snack, from quiches, breads, savory dips and snacks to biscuits and muffins.
A gift from the grandparents, this book has been an absolute winner in our house of little cooks. Quick and easy recipes ranging from simple biscuits to shortbread fingers, chocolate eclairs and macaroons make this the perfect recipe book for play dates or kid’s first solo baking sessions.
Now you have an answer to that eternal question: “Mom, what can I do?” “Make something and sell it!” is the answer. I don’t know about your kids, but mine absolutely love the idea of making things that they can sell and it’s always lovely to support their initiatives. Kids’ Market Day is jam-packed with wonderful creative ideas of crafts, yummy treats and decorative objects your children can make, with varying scales of difficulty.
Few activities are as much fun as cooking with mom or dad. This lovely cookbook offers the perfect balance of quick bakes and a few more ambitious projects, such as chicken risotto and a blueberry sponge cake. I love the introduction of the food type, such as rice or tomatoes, and the explanation of what they are and how to cook them.