Raised in the Kitchen: Making Memories from Scratch One Recipe at a Time
by Carrian Cheney
From the time her children were toddlers, family cooking blogger Carrian Cheney has placed them up on the counter with her while cooking, just as her mother did with her. She recognized that cooking together was the secret not only to raising children well prepared for adulthood but also to mixing ingredients beyond just the dough for cookies–love, unity, and combined hearts. Through her years being raised in the kitchen, Carrian developed far more than timeless recipes. She discovered that family and memories are made one recipe at a time.
The book includes 75 recipes that begin with basics such as fried eggs, baked potatoes, and simple fail-proof dinners. As new cooking skills are learned, the recipes progress to guaranteed kid favorites like french toast, steak fajitas, and even a killer chocolate cake. Recipes are joined with tips to help home cooks master the dance of the kitchen, from the basics of when to salt and why it’s the most important condiment you can own, to how to properly hold a knife and cut anything with ease and confidence, and even how to coax a picky eater with a few tried-and-true secret tips from a recovering picky eater herself.