little monsters cookbook

little monsters cookbook

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by Zac Williams
     
 

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Using the Little Monsters Cookbook by Zac Williams, young chefs will learn how to concoct fun and spooky masterpieces with creepy recipes such as Swampy Dip and Coffin Critters Salad. Each recipe is accompanied with easy-to-follow instructions and photos to help young chefs create frighteningly delicious foods.

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Using the Little Monsters Cookbook by Zac Williams, young chefs will learn how to concoct fun and spooky masterpieces with creepy recipes such as Swampy Dip and Coffin Critters Salad. Each recipe is accompanied with easy-to-follow instructions and photos to help young chefs create frighteningly delicious foods.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3–5—This cookbook strikes a familiar tone, mixing humor with gentle gore. Each of the 6 sections is named after a different scary creature, with a total of 30 recipes. Front matter offers general cooking guidelines as well as safety information. Some of the recipes are super simple, like "Vampire Bites" (basically apple slices, peanut butter, and slivers of almonds, assembled in a way to resemble a mouth with fangs). Others are more complicated. "Wrap Like a Mummy" is a chicken and mushroom dish that uses puff pastry and requires careful folding and decorating. There are recipes for entrees, snacks, and sweets, with a large color photo of the finished dish accompanying each one. Spiral-bound, the book will easily lie flat. Nutritional information is not included, and there is no index. Cute but not essential, this specialty cookbook will probably be popular, but smaller collections already holding Sharon Bowers's Ghoulish Goodies: a Frightful Cookbook (Storey Publishing, 2009) can probably take a pass.—Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423606000
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
08/01/2010
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
6 Years

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Prince-of-the-Night

Pizza

Makes 8 individual pizzas

Beast bites (pepperoni)

Smoked werewolf (ham or Canadian bacon slices)

Toadstool morsels (sliced button mushrooms)

Tarantula eggs (black olives)

Paleapple (pineapple chunks)

Igor's delight (sliced green bell peppers)

Frog eyeballs (green olives)

Blood berries (sliced cherry tomatoes)

8 round pitas (not pocket pita)

1 (12-ounce) jar pizza sauce

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Essence of immortality (Italian seasoning)

When a colony of vampire bats flutters by, it's nice to offer them something to eat other than yourself. Invite your undead friends over to enjoy making these tempting vampire-sized pizzas.

1 Place each pizza topping in its own bowl or jar on a table or counter. A label identifying each dreadful ingredient is always fun.

2 Spread foil on the bottom oven rack. Preheat oven to 450 F.

3 Place each pita on a plate and spread with 2 tablespoons of pizza sauce. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese.

4 Allow guests to decorate their pizzas with whichever ingredients they choose. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning

5 Place pizzas in the oven directly on the top oven rack. Bake for 5 to 6 minutes until bubbly and crisp.

6 Serve with Garlicky Toast Stakes (page 22)

Meet the Author

Zac Williams is a partner at Williams Visual, a creative communications company. He has been the principal photographer of more than 200 books. He enjoys exploring food and culture through writing and photography. He is also the author of Little Monsters Cookbook and Little Aliens Cookbook. Zac lives with his wife and three children in Pleasant View, Utah.

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Little Monsters Cookbook 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
CuteEverything More than 1 year ago
The little monsters cookbook is geared towards little monsters (aka young chefs), and the ideas are perfect for that age group. Not only are they lots of fun, but they are also quite simple to make, so that even young children can easily be involved in creating these spooky goodies. The little monsters cookbook has thirty recipes for Halloween treats. These are suggestions for everything from savory to sweet, which offers the possibility of having complete holiday meals, from appetizers to dessert. Vampires, werewolves, swamps and zombies are some of the themed type foods in the little monsters cookbook. I loved the simple apple slice Vampire Bites, which would be such a quick snack option. The teeny Mummy Pups are made from cocktail weiners and refrigerated breadstick dough. Their diminutive size makes them more of an easy appetizer than a full meal, so there can be lots of other yummy dishes, too. The Coffin Crunchers are simply cut from pita bread and topped with Italian seasonings and baked, making a perfect dipper for any of the tasty dips in little monsters cookbook. And mini Frankenstein heads made of marshmallows and placed on top of cupcakes are completely adorable! I like to sneak in a few Halloween ideas throughout October, since it's always a bit of a strain to get the kids to eat a good meal on that busy night. So, whether you are hosting a Halloween party or just hoping the kids will eat something before going trick-or-treating, the little monsters cookbook has all that you need!
crayolakym More than 1 year ago
Don't be fooled. This isn't just your run of the mill "prep for Halloween" cookbook. This cookbook shouldn't be used by: those who refuse to play with their food those who lack imagination invisible friends witches who live in a candy house It should be used by: those who love a little chaos and creativity adults to entice kids to eat (but not Witches who eat kids) kids who play with their food those with a secret laboratory "Werewolf skin is tough enough to withstand just about anything except for a silver bullet." This is such a hands on book with every recipe accompanied by vibrant pictures to exhibit what the final outcome should look like. The contents are broken up into  devilishly deviant meals such as Swamp Creatures including such soon-to-be favorites like Swampy Dip, Monster-in-the-Moat Fondue, Swamp Gumbo, Punch from the Black Lagoon, and Eyes-for You Cupcakes.   Just after one meal you will be known as, 'The coolest mom ever" and hear praises such as   "totally swag," "epic," and "my mom doesn't let me watch scary movies," from the neighbor kids! You won't ever get to cook a normal meal again once you get your hands on this book! Don't be scared. Okay, maybe just a little!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago