non-cook and kid friendly cookbooks

I have a friend who does not normally cook who has a super picky 6 year old and an average-eater 4 year old. She asked for ideas for easy kid recipes so she did not have to rely on processed foods. I suggested she find things the whole family could enjoy and also a cookbook that she could cook from with her kids. So I am looking for some ideas for her for cookbooks that a non-cook and a couple kids could enjoy.

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Diana B
Diana B June 21, 2013

The Betty Crocker Boys and Girls Cookbook is decent; I still have my copy from childhood and that was a few decades ago!

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hardlikearmour
hardlikearmour June 21, 2013

I'd suggest that she does a search on Amazon for Children's Cookbooks. There are a lot out there now, and she probably will find one or more that are appealing to her with reviews that can help her chose between them.

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Stephanie G
Stephanie G June 21, 2013

Williams-Sonoma, mollie katzen, River cottage all have good kids' cookbooks.

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TobiT
TobiT June 21, 2013

We have enjoyed the Spatulatta cookbook, which was written by a couple of kids who also have a cooking website. I have a super picky eater, but when we cook from this book, he likes to help AND even eats the food! And we grown ups have liked the recipes too.

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savorthis
savorthis June 21, 2013

Thanks for all the suggestions~ I will pass them along!

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Sam1148
Sam1148 June 21, 2013

Go to a thrift store. You'll find tons of old cook books for a buck or less. The Better Homes and Garden ones, Sunset Magazine cookbooks, Julia, Joy of Cooking...are standards are thrift stores. Pick up a 1/2 dozen for 6 bucks or so.

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QueenSashy
QueenSashy June 22, 2013

My 6 year old daughter is completely smitten with Perfect Pops book http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Pops-Best-Classic-Treats/dp/1452101922. Because of the book (and the popsicle making kit we bought with it), she now eats all the fruits...

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QueenSashy
QueenSashy June 22, 2013

... another book she likes is "Kids' fun a& healthy cookbook"(http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/0756629160). It's very kid friendly and we often make dished from it together.

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