The Mix-it-up Cookbook (American Girl Library Series)
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The Mix-it-up Cookbook (American Girl Library Series)

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by Staff of American Girl, Tracy McGuinness
     
 
Girls will love learning how to put new spins on old favorites just by adding a few simple ingredients. Simple recipes and girl-tested directions for dishes like Girlie-Swirlie Shakes, Petal Pancakes, and Island Macaroni make it easy for girls to create delicious main dishes, drinks, side dishes, and desserts!

Overview

Girls will love learning how to put new spins on old favorites just by adding a few simple ingredients. Simple recipes and girl-tested directions for dishes like Girlie-Swirlie Shakes, Petal Pancakes, and Island Macaroni make it easy for girls to create delicious main dishes, drinks, side dishes, and desserts!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
A spiral-bound book with a spillproof cover, The Mix-It-Up Cookbook, illus. by Tracy McGuinness, offers basic recipes for kid-friendly foods, then adds ideas for mix-in variations-among them "apple pie pancakes," "barbecued chicken pizza" or "girlie-swirlie shakes" with a "chocolate monkey" mix-in (including chocolate ice cream, a peanut butter cup and U banana). Brief sections on basic cooking tips and tabletop decorating ideas round out this accessible cookbook. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Clear off the countertop and let's get cooking! "American Girl" provides the reader with a logical approach to cooking; the more you cook, the better you get and once you are comfortable with the basics, you can really have a lot a fun. The book is divided into chapters pertaining to nine different types of food such as eggs, quick breads, tortillas and chocolate. Before the chapters begin, there is an excellent section about getting started; kitchen tools and skills, care of the appliances and other things about the kitchen such as measuring techniques. These six pages alone should be required reading in all cookbooks geared toward children. Each particular food section then presents a basic recipe in clear, simple terms, and lists "mix-ins" that change the taste, texture or appearance of the original recipe. A side bar called "chef's journal" allows young cooks to rate the success of their recipes right there. Ideas for entire meals (including beverages, table settings and centerpieces) are contained near the end. A nice spiral binding (similar to a large tablet of paper) that is sturdy on the exterior makes it easy to open the book to the desired page without having to prop it open with another object. Another attractive feature is that the reader need not be familiar with other American Girl products to enjoy this one. 2003, American Girl/Pleasant Company Publications, Ages 8 up.
— Cindy Carolan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584857426
Publisher:
American Girl Publishing
Publication date:
09/15/2003
Series:
American Girl Library Series
Edition description:
Spiral Bound
Pages:
95
Product dimensions:
10.62(w) x 10.34(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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The Mix-it-up Cookbook (American Girl Library Series) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I know im 13, but being an american girl fan since 8, i had to get this book. I t had cool ideas which i had tried like barbecue chicken pizza and cool cupcakes. this book is awesome and you should get it!
Granann14 More than 1 year ago
I gave it to my eight year old granddaughter for Easter and she absolutely loves it. The explanations are excellent and she loves that there is a space on each page for comments. She has already made three recipes and they have all turned out brilliantly. I highly recommend The Mix-it-up Cookbook.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
hi im only 13 and im a babysitter. Ive been looken for a book that kids can do on there own.I mean without the oven and just do it with pots and pans dry food and water.but no! this is a great book but i want a cookbook where kids 8 and up can play cooking.Thhis is an ok book to me but to u i dont know! :) Buy it if wanted!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i know how to cook and this book still helped me. its really cool and has lots of tips.
Guest More than 1 year ago
you'll fall in love with theese recipes!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is so cool! I luv the way i can make sooooo many recipes really easily! I made a different wrap for every day of school!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a parent, I must say.......this book sure is literal. The Petal Pancakes involve real flower petals and the island macaroni involves leaves and dirt! EW! This book is a waste of money. Forget it's even there.