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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Review: The Berenstain Bears Country Cookbook

Book Description 
"It’s The Berenstain Bears' Country Cookbook! Bear lovers everywhere are sure to find favorite recipes for fun food in this new kid-friendly, cookbook—ranging from Bear favorites that use honey and berries to delicious main meals and breakfasts, and even Berenstain favorites like Jan Berenstain’s famous Green Lasagna. Featuring breakfast, lunch, main meal, and dessert recipes as well as kid-friendly cooking tips such as food and measurement conversions, this is sure to become a go-to cookbook for delicious and fun recipes kids can cook with an adult."

 About the Author

 "Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents, Stan and Jan, working together to write and draw these lovable bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them too."

I have two little girls who have enjoyed the Berenstain Bears books and who love to cook so I thought this would be a great little cook book for them.  This hard cover 96 page books contains 10 recipes in 4 different categories: Breakfast, Lunch, Main Dishes, and Desserts and Snacks for a total of 40 recipes.  It is also illustrated with cute Berenstain Bears and has a story lead in to each section.  Some of the recipes are really easy for children to do with minimum help like banana pops, mini pizzas, crustless tuna sandwiches, and banana and peanut butter sandwiches.  Others like Bear-y Delicious Scones, Race Car Cookies, Skillet Fried Potatoes, Panda Cupcakes, and Turkey Shaped Sandwiches are just really cute for kids.  Some of the recipes though would be harder for children to make or help with, mostly in the main dish category.  I did think that a "recipe" for corn on the cob could have been left out and replaced with something that really required a recipe.  But, overall it is a really sweet cookbook that any fan of Berenstain Bears will enjoy.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review.  I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance to FTC regulations

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