My fifth grade daughter, A has been reading Diner Cookbook. Diner Cookbook is published by Publications International, Ltd. (2010) as her nonfiction reading choice during class. This past weekend she brought it home to try a couple of recipes in it. I have to be honest, I wasn't that excited based on the title. I or should I say we don't eat fast food very much. I like a diner atmosphere for breakfast and then I hope they have egg beaters on the menu but I survive if they don't. I was pleasantly surprised by the content and recipes found in Diner Cookbook. This morning for breakfast A made us all chocolate chip pancakes. They were quite yummy! The book is actually in a board book format with thick heavy pages. Each recipe is on the left hand side of a two page spread with a full photo on the right hand side. The photos are mouth watering. The majority of the recipes are 6 - 8 no more than 10 ingredients. The directions are not complicated and ones children can follow, with merely an average of 3 steps. The index lets you know where to find recipes for breakfast (all day, that would be diner style), soups, burgers and more, daily specials and pies/sweets. The recipes had many I thought were worth trying and on the healthy side. I might just borrow this book next to make Grilled Veggie Sandwiches or Roasted Chicken and Vegetables. A has added strawberries and ice cream to my grocery list to make a Strawberry Shake. She's already planning on doubling the recipe, it only makes two. I'm so glad A was motivated to bring home her cookbook and follow through on making something for all of us. She applied her reading well.
Please note the photo and link I found are for a soft cover spiral bound version, not the board book version.