Friday, 16 September 2016

Review - The Berenstain Bears' Holiday Cookbook: Cub-Friendly Cooking with An Adult

Zonderkidz; 96 pages; $12.99; Amazon
With the holidays just around the corner, many families will be doing a lot of cooking and baking. Zonderkidz just released The Berenstain Bears' Holiday Cookbook: Cub-Friendly Cooking with An Adult by Mike Berenstain.

The first Berenstain Bears' book was published in 1962, written by the late Stan and Jan Berenstain. Their son Mike has taken over writing and illustrating the newest titles, which now uses Christian themes in the plots. There are over 300 titles in the franchise with over 260 million copies sold around the world in 23 languages.

The Berenstain Bears' Holiday Cookbook is 96 pages and features Berenstain Bear illustrations as well as photographs of meals, snacks, and desserts.

The cookbook is split into six different sections: Valentine's Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Fall Festivities, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Each section has a one-page introduction from the Berenstain Bears with one Bible scripture. There is a kitchen measurements chart on the last page.

The recipes includes:

Valentine's Day - Pink Party Popcorn; Red Bear-y Smoothie; Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese; Lovey-Dovey Banana Bread; Yummy Chocolate Strawberries; and Sweetheart Chocolate Cake.

Easter - Carrot Chips; Easter Bunny Shake; Rabbit Food; Easter Ham Panini; Honey Bear's Favorite Mashed Potatoes; and Krispie Easter Eggs.

Fourth of July - Stars and Stripes Bites; Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade; Firework Fruit Explosion; Bear Country Pot of Beans; Celebration Sloppy Joes; Red, White, and Blue Banana Split; Freedom Trifle.

Fall Festivities - Tricks and Treats Trail Mix; Candy Corn Punch; Creepy Crawly Pasta Salad; Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob; Papa's Paw-Lickin' Good Chicken Wings; Carmel Apple Nachos; and Wiggle and Jiggle Gelatin Bites.

Thanksgiving - Grobbler Apple Muffins; Hot Apple Cinnamon Cider; Mama Bear's Turkey and Veggie Soup; Cornbread and Honey Butter; Stuffing with Cranberries; and Grizzly Gran's Famous Pumpkin Pie.

Christmas - Holiday Pinwheels; Cozy Hot Cocoa; Winter Sweet Potato Soup; Accordion Potatoes; Colorful Christmas Poke Cake; and Bear's Christmas Cut-Out Cookies.

Final Thoughts: This is an adorable cookbook that should appeal to kids of all ages. All the illustrations and photographs of the food are colorful. Some of the recipes are very simple to make, while others are a little bit complicated for kids, so adults will have to help out with the cooking and baking.

My favorite recipes from the cookbook are Cozy Hot Cocoa, Stuffing with Cranberries, Pink Party Popcorn, Lovey-Dovey Banana Bread, and Tricks and Treats Trail Mix.

Overall, The Berenstain Bears' Holiday Cookbook: Cub-Friendly Cooking with An Adult is a cute  cookbook for kids (and adults).

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher for my honest review and they are 100% my own opinions. I received no other compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am also not associated with the publisher or author in any way.

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