Wow, I can’t believe Christmas is less than a month away. This year has sure flown by!
I know I haven’t posted an update in a while, so I wanted to do that today.
I’m not sure if and when I’ll publish a second illustrated children’s cookbook. Be a Superhero in the Kitchen was very popular, but the process (illustrations, editing, printing, and marketing) was stressful. I am contemplating creating another cookbook but making it without illustrations so it targets a wider audience.
ACT TWO in the reality series is almost complete. Unlike ACT ONE, this one will be for adults. (due to curse words)
For those who have read ONE or Both of my books, THANK YOU.
For those unfamiliar with my works, I hope you check them out!
Kids love superheroes! Even better, kids love being superheroes. Donna Glass has written a cookbook with that in mind. Be a Superhero in the Kitchen enlists kids in helping to make the food that they eat. She starts her book with a list of superhero cooking tips including the tip to make sure to ask for help when needed because teamwork is awesome. Each recipe is laid out simply on one page with ingredients and instructions. Many spreads include some superhero tips in speech bubbles that suggest ways to personalize the recipe. There are healthy kid-friendly main and side dishes as well as some yummy deserts and a punch recipe.
Be a Superhero in the Kitchen by Donna Glass is truly a cookbook written for kids. What kid would not want to try making Crime Fighter’s Cookie Fluff? The recipes are original and not overwhelming. Each recipe has minimal ingredients and simple directions. The recipes themselves, while including some healthy ingredients, will be things kids want to eat, especially because they will have a hand in making them. The illustrations by Alejandro Chamberlain are spot-on. They showcase a diverse group of families, and kids will love the fun superhero costumes! I especially loved the colander on the head. Parents are often looking for ways to get food into their picky eaters. Be a Superhero in the Kitchen will be a cookbook they will want to share with their kids. They may even want to dress up like superheroes themselves the next time they are in the kitchen.
With the threat of Corvid-19, food, especially fresh, is becoming hard to come by. I’ve heard many people wonder what to fix for dinner. Over the next few weeks. I’ll be posting sample budget-friendly menus with Super Tips!!
Enjoy and Stay Safe!
Chili with hot dogs
No ground beef? See if your local grocery store has ground chicken or turkey.
No buns? Slice the hotdogs and mix it right into the chili.
Last week, we made tacos using ground turkey because there wasn’t any beef in the store. It was a hit! No lettuce, no problem, used canned corn as a topping. It tasted great!
This can be done with raw dough, on a bagel, on a biscuit, on a pre-made crust. All you need is cheese, sauce, and toppings. Our store had all of it, but supplies were limited. Use what you can find. This is the time to be creative!
If you are able, support your local restaurants. They are hurting as well and would appreciate your visit.