First up was Weelicious: 140 Fast, Fresh and Easy Recipes by Catherine McCord. One Family. One Meal.
From the publisher William Morrow:
"Every parent knows how difficult it is to get to get kids eating happily and healthily. Catherine McCord has the answer: Weelicious! Creator of the wildly popular blog Weelicious.com, Catherine, who honed her cooking skills at Manhattan’s Institute of Culinary Education, strongly believes in the “one family/one meal” idea—preparing a single, scrumptious meal the entire family can sit down and enjoy together rather than having to act as “short order cook” for kids who each want something different. In Weelicious, she offers dozens of recipes and tips for creating quick, easy, healthy, and fun food that moms, dads, and young children of any age will absolutely adore—from the most persnickety infants to the pickiest grade-schoolers.
More than just a cookbook, Weelicious is the ultimate cooking bible for families—a resource that will stand the test of time as the family grows! "
Next up was Everyday Kitchen for Kids by Jennifer Low.
From the publisher Whitecap Books:
"What’s the best way for children to learn about the variety and value of food? By getting into the kitchen and making all their favourite dishes themselves.
Everyday Kitchen for Kids, the follow-up to the award-winning, international bestseller Kitchen for Kids, helps children do just that. With a chapter on organizing the kitchen, a glossary of methods and ingredients, and 100 all-new recipes, all featuring kid-friendly cooking methods, Everyday Kitchen for Kids is the cookbook for encouraging kid power in the kitchen.
And with Everyday Kitchen for Kids it’s “safety first” all the way. None of the methods call for sharp knives, stovetop cooking or small motorized appliances. All the recipes are kid tested and approved, and accompanied by a full-colour photograph.
With this book, no longer will children have to ask an adult: “Please, can you make . . .?” Adults will be saying to children: “Wow! You made this?!”
(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)