Sunday, January 31, 2010
to have the kids help me. Andrew could cook
an entire Holiday meal and has and I plan to
raise Rowan with the same skills. When something
tastes good we have got to rush right home and
figure out how to make it and I have just about
every piece of kitchen equipment there is on the
market, some times several variety's of the same
product because each kind is tweaked to do just
something a little bit different. I also have shelf
upon shelf of cookbooks and always am on the
lookout for more to add to my collection. From
Desserts to appetizers, candy, cakes and sauces
all the way to ethnic food and vegan I have a book
for each or ten! When Andrew was little I started
collecting cook books for children and now it is
huge and I have over 30 titles and they are really
going to come in handy for Rowan. I am not against
adding more though and this next review gave me
a chance to do just that.
Handstand Kids is a store that caters to the
culinary skills of children. They have a host of
characters that guide you and your child through
their cooking adventures and make learning about
the kitchen and food exciting and fun. They all have
unique personalities that reflect the different culinary
styles and flavors and will give your child a zest for
cooking they will never loose! From Ari to Izzy they
have kids to pave the road for you and your family and
not only do they offer cook books they also offer
accessory's too! The book I received was so easy to
follow even a well, child, could follow it and was fun
to boot! I received the Chinese Cookbook and it
was darling. The book came in a Chinese Carry Out
container and was complete with chopsticks. The top
of the page indicated the difficulty level with 1 to 4
chopsticks ( so darling) and it also has handy guides
on ingredients and tells you fun and informative facts
and offers the Ingredients listed in English and in
Chinese. They let you meet the kids and the kids guide
you on you journey and give tips on pricing and what
items are their favorites and many many other things
too! But hey guys, we are here too cook so I picked
something simple to test out the recipes that you
guys could make with your own kids as well! The recipe
I am listing is a one chopstick skill level and something
we all love! The book offers more detail such as Tools and
alternatives but with this you will get the gist!
The Emperor's Favorite Treat
Chocolate Noodle Clusters
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
2 1/2 cups of Chinese Chow mien noodles
1 1/4 cup of salted peanuts
Line a baking sheet with wax paper or aluminum foil.
Melt the chocolate chips and butter together in the
Microwave stirring every 30 seconds. Heat until the
chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.
In a large bowl toss the noodles and peanuts together
and pour the chocolate mixture over the top and stir
Use 2 soup spoons to scoop up spoonfulls and place
them on your paper or foil. Set in the refrigerator for
15 minutes to set.
Store in an airtight container.
After that eat and YUM! I love these little guys and
look forward to Holiday parties where someone
always makes them now you can be that someone
with the help of your kids. Handstand kids
other such books as the one I received including
Italian and Mexican and more are sure to come for
they are just a perfect way to enjoy the kitchen with
your children. I am going back for the others for though
I have tons of books in my collection I don't have anything
quiet like these!
Handstand kids is going to share their wonderful little
books with one of my readers and they are going to
gift the same book I received to one lucky winner!
To enter just head over to the site and take a look
around then come back here and post what you saw
in a comment. The contest will start tonight and run
to midnight on march 24th.
USA and 18 and older can enter daily and the winner
will be contacted by email and have 72 hours to
contact me with their mailing information. As always
you can earn a bonus entry by entering the contest of
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