My Very First Cookbook

Book Review

My Very First Cookbook
by Danielle Kartes

From the Publisher: Family time in the kitchen is special. Celebrate all the joyful moments in the kitchen with your little chef with this adorable keepsake cookbook!

Learning to cook is sure to boost kids’ confidence in the kitchen, but most importantly, it helps create special memories of your time together! Whether your little chef has never ventured into the kitchen or they’re ready to have their own cooking show, these delightful and delicious recipes can be shared with the whole family for generations.


  • More than 45 fun and simple kid-friendly recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, desserts, and more!
  • Tips to personalize each recipe to make your time in the kitchen special.
  • Conversation starters, ideas for making joyful memories together, and even some silly jokes!

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Reader’s Thoughts

My Very First Cookbook Cover

My kids love helping out in the kitchen. And while cooking isn’t a passion or strength of mine, I’d love to help them develop their own culinary skills.

My Very First Cookbook is a fun introduction for the earliest of cooks. The recipes are simple to make and have easy steps for beginner readers to follow. (They do require adult assistance as most recipes require use of the stovetop or oven.)

With 48 different recipes ranging from Toads in the Hole Toast to Key Lime Pie Milkshakes, this book covers breakfast to dessert and everything in between. Each page also contains useful substitution tips for swapping out ingredients or flavours. At the back of the book, you’ll also find a page full of funny, food jokes (I wish these were on each page!) and a few fill-in-the-blank pages for your kids to create their own recipes.

Unlike other cookbooks, this one doesn’t have any actual photos of the recipes. Instead, there are cute cartoon drawings of baby animals and their parents cooking together. While photos of the food may have been nice, I thought this was a fun way to mix things up and appeal to younger chefs-to-be.

My kids and I just finished making a batch of the Best Ever Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins and while they may be the only buttermilk blueberry muffins I’ve ever had, I can attest to the fact that they are delicious. I’m looking forward to working our way through the rest of these simply but yummy-looking recipes!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

You can grab a copy of this book on Amazon, here.

My Very First Cookbook on an e-reader set amongst blueberry muffins

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