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Food Network Magazine authors release ‘Recipe-A-Day’ Kids Cookbook’

Author’s of America’s number one food magazine and the authors of “New York Times” bestsellers, “The Big, Fun Kids Cookbook” and “The Big, Fun Kids Baking Book” have come together to create, “The Recipe-A-Day Kids Cookbook.”

This is the latest book for young cooks from the editors of “Food Network Magazine.”

Maile Carpenter, Editor in Chief of Food Network Magazine & author of The Recipe-A-Day Kids Cookbook, joined us Tuesday on “Life.Style.Live!” to share a preview of their recipes.

In this colorful cookbook, kids will find ways to celebrate every occasion, big and small with 365 sweet and savory recipes and photos — one for every day of the year!

Fun ideas for kid-pleasing treats include: Chocolate Chip Cookie Milkshakes, Sunny-Side Up Cupcakes, Croissant Egg-in-a-Hole, Pizza Chicken, DIY Magic Shell and so much more.

“The Recipe-A-Day Kids Cookbook” was created for kids ages 8 to 12, but the whole family can have fun together, try new things, and make everyday food a little more special! 

Recipe Examples:

Daisy Cupcakes 

Using kitchen shears, snip off a thin strip from the long side of a marshmallow to make a petal. Work your way around the marshmallow to snip off more petals; you’ll need 10 to 12 petals
per cupcake. Snip a thin round from the top and bottom of a marshmallow; press the cut sides into yellow nonpareils to coat. Arrange the petals on vanilla-frosted cupcakes, then place a nonpareil-covered marshmallow in each center. 

Peep Ice Cream Sandwiches 

Remove the Peeps from two 3-ounce packages but don’t separate them (you’ll have four rows). Turn a rectangular 1½-quart container of vanilla ice cream on its side and cut off a 1¼-inch-thick slab. Peel off the carton, then cut the slab in half lengthwise. Sandwich each half between two rows of Peeps and trim any extra ice cream. Freeze, then slice into individual treats.

Fake-Out Tea Sandwiches 

Put out a dessert tray that looks just like a platter of classic tea sandwiches:

•For “cucumber” tea sandwiches: Mix room-temperature cream cheese with finely chopped fresh mint. Sandwich between squares of angel food cake with thinly sliced green apple.

•For “smoked salmon”: Sandwich cream cheese frosting and thinly sliced papaya between rectangles of chocolate pound cake.

•For “egg salad”: Mix French vanilla pudding with mini marshmallows, diced pineapple, shredded coconut and finely chopped green apple licorice. Sandwich between triangles of vanilla pound cake.

Matcha Popcorn 

Mix ⅓ cup confectioners’ sugar with2 tablespoons matcha (green tea powder) and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Heat ¼ cup vegetable oil in a large pot over medium-high heat with 3 popcorn kernels until they pop. Add ½ cup popcorn kernels, cover and cook, shaking the pot occasionally, until popped. Add the matcha sugar; cover and shake the pot to coat.

Strawberry Carrots 

Microwave 1½ cups orange candy melts in a microwave-safe liquid measuring cup in 30-second intervals, stirring, until smooth. Stir in 1 teaspoon coconut oil. Dip 18 to 24 strawberries (rinsed and dried) in the candy, then place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Drizzle some of the remaining melted candy across the strawberries to make horizontal lines. Let set, about 1 hour. Serve on a bed of chocolate sprinkles

Shirley Temple 

Add a splash of grenadine to lemon-lime soda or ginger ale to make a classic Shirley Temple—or make your own pink soda: Combine 1 cup sour cherry juice, ¾ cup sugar and ½ cup water in a skillet over medium-high heat; cook until syrupy, about 15 minutes, then stir a spoonful into seltzer.

For more information and to purchase a cookbook click here. They are also available wherever books are sold.