Funky Chicken Enchiladas: And Other Mexican Dishes

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Spice up your family’s dinner by cooking a fresh Mexican dish! From cheesy quesadillas to chicken enchiladas, these kid-friendly Mexican dishes will bring everyone to the table.
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Overview

Spice up your family’s dinner by cooking a fresh Mexican dish! From cheesy quesadillas to chicken enchiladas, these kid-friendly Mexican dishes will bring everyone to the table.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leigh Geiger
This is one of the cookbooks in the "Kids Dish" series which presents appealing recipes in terms that young children can understand. It would be a useful educational tool for both home and school. This cookbook helps develop nutrition awareness with a graphic of the USDA's "My Pyramid" on the first page. Each recipe then refers to the pyramid by listing the food groups included in the dish. Introductory notes to both kids and adults ensure that they are ready to follow these basic recipes. A "Tips and Glossary" section, designed specifically for the recipes in this book, ensures that young children are familiar with all of the terms, temperatures, measures and tools they will need. The recipes are color-indexed by complexity from simple Watermelon Agua Fresca which can be made in three steps with a few tools, to Tres Leche Cake which requires ten ingredients, a dozen tools, makes twenty-four servings, and is ready to eat in two hours. Each recipe includes clearly defined steps with colorful, accurate illustrations of each direction. Ingredients and tools are clearly listed and children are encouraged to completely review the recipe and have all the necessary equipment ready before beginning. Directions intended for adults are clearly labeled. Simple English translations are offered for the Spanish-named dishes such as Salsa Verde (green sauce) and Burritos (little donkey). Additional tips offer alternate ingredients and extra nutritional information. The index allows searching by recipe name, ingredients, tools, and cooking time. The only issue some children may experience with this book is the choice of recipes. Many use raw onion, cumin, or chili powder which young children may havetrouble digesting. A link to the "Fact Hound" website for this book leads to more information about nutrition and family recipes for Mexican dishes. Reviewer: Leigh Geiger, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781404851894
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: Kids Dish Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 971,053
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: IG820L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

New York-based Nick Fauchald is the author of numerous children books. He helped create the magazine Every Day with Rachael Ray and has been an editor at Food & Wine and Wine Spectator magazines. Nick attended the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan and has worked with some of the world's best chefs. However, he still thinks kids are the most fun to cook with.

Ronnie Rooney is a native of Massachusetts and has a great affinity for the sight, sound, and smell of the Atlantic Ocean. Though she currently resides in sunny Georgia, she hopes to settler in her beloved New England after traveling overseas. Ronnie was recently married and quickly added Roxie, a pound-puppy, to her new family. Ronnie has dedicated herself to creating art since she was a very young girl and she has no plans to slow down.

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