I Love Desserts

Batter Up Kids:
Delicious Desserts

by Barbara Beery


Batter Up Kids

Fun in the kitchen?

It's as easy as "Mountains of Mud Pie!"

"I wish I had had Barbara Beery's new book when my two teenage daughters were younger. It's filled with creative, fun ways to get kids involved in the kitchen. What child could resist making such delicious and outrageous looking desserts? Grab your apron and invite your kid to discover the joys of cooking!"
—Kathy Gunst, author of The Parenting Cookbook

Mix together a few kids, delicious, easy-to-make dessert recipes, and plenty of fun, and what do you get? Batter Up Kids: Delicious Desserts by Barbara Beery. From the kitchen of the popular kids' cooking school Batter Up Kids comes a childrens' cookbook of simple, scrumptious recipes for a variety of desserts that any kid can make.

Batter Up Kids: Delicious Desserts is loaded with tasty treats, fruit-based snacks, and cake and cookie recipes, and comes with a durable child-sized cloth chef's hat that transforms any ordinary kid into a talented chef extraordinaire! But kids don't have to be kitchen experts to have fun with this cookbook. Easy-to-follow, color photos guide kids through each step of a recipe, from ingredients to the finished product, and are perfect for beginner culinary experts and the littlest chefs who can't yet read.

From Candy-Coated Dragonflies and Igloo Ice Pops to Blast-Off Blueberry Biscuits and Stack'em High Strawberry Shortcakes, these recipes are fun for any occasion, have inexpensive ingredients, and are as tasty as they sound. But Batter Up Kids: Delicious Desserts offers more than just mouthwatering recipes; also included are basic cooking techniques, a Kitchen Safety Patrol section, and general cooking lingo. Budding chefs will learn how many tablespoons are in a cup, and what it means to chill, chop, and dissolve, all in a fun kitchen environment.

Batter Up Kids: Delicious Desserts comes with a hardcover, spiral binding that lays perfectly flat on the countertop so even the smallest of cooks can work and clean around it in the kitchen. And with an easy-clean, wipe-off cover, spilt milk is no problem.

Author Biography

After 13 years of running the popular Batter Up Kids Cooking School, Barbara Beery knows how to keep kids busy in the kitchen. She holds a bachelors in elementary education from the University of Texas and is an active member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). Barbara's recipes and cooking school have been featured in FamilyFun magazine, Southern Living, Country Lifestyle, the Austin American-Statesman, and on various ABC, CBS, and NBC television affiliates. Barbara is currently cooking up a number of other Batter Up Kids cookbooks from her home in Austin, Texas.


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Batter Up Kids: Delicious Desserts
by Barbara Beery
Gibbs Smith, Publisher
75 color photographs by Marty Snortum
ISBN 1-58685-365-1
Information provided by the publisher.


Batter Up Kids: Delicious Desserts



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