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The newest baby and toddler cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen Kids, creators of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs!
Being a new parent usually means an overload of information on how to keep your baby healthy and happy. But what information should we trust as parents? America’s Test Kitchen, with their years of expertise and their tried-and-true testing methods, has opened their test kitchens for the first time ever to include the youngest of foodies: babies and toddlers! This baby food book is the perfect choice for parents looking to dive into the world of baby food recipes and cooking toddler food!
From purees to smoothies to family meals that everyone can enjoy, this cookbook includes the very best (kitchen-tested!) recipes to get you through the early years. Whether you’re looking for ways to introduce your child to solid foods or engage kids in the kitchen, this is the essential cookbook young families need.
From the Publisher
Hand-Squished Roasted Tomato Sauce (full recipe – instructions, ingredients)
Makes 2 cups; enough for 12 ounces pasta; Total Time: 45 minutes
Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 425 degrees. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.Working over bowl, squeeze each tomato half to remove seeds and excess juice; discard seeds and juice. Transfer tomatoes to large bowl. Stir in garlic, 1 tablespoon oil, sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt; transfer to prepared sheet, arranging tomatoes cut side up in even layer.Bake until tomatoes are very soft and starting to brown around edges, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer sheet to wire rack and let tomatoes cool slightly, about 5 minutes.Carefully transfer tomatoes, garlic, and any accumulated juices from sheet to food processor. Process until smooth, about 1 minute, scraping down bowl as needed. Transfer sauce to clean bowl and stir in remaining 1 tablespoon oil and basil. Season with salt to taste. Serve.
HOW YOUR CHILD CAN HELP
Squeeze tomatoes in step 2Combine tomatoes with oil and garlic and arrange on baking sheet in step 2Tear basil leaves into pieces for step 4
2½ pounds vine-ripe tomatoes, cored and halved
4 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons sugar
¼ cup fresh basil leaves, torn
A collection of mashes and purees that combine ingredients – everything from fruits and vegetables and grains to dairy, meat, and even fish.
“Great recipe with good ingredients. Love introducing brown rice to my grandbaby.” – Grandparent of 9-month-old, on Chicken, Carrot, and Brown Rice
A chapter full of recipes that are easy to make, attractive to a wide range of ages, and, most important, flexible!
“Our kids loved the chicken and the sweet potatoes. Have never attempted kale with them and all were reluctant at first, but everyone ate it.” – Parent of 5-year-old, 3-year-old, and 16-month-old, on One-Pan Chicken with Kale and Sweet Potatoes
A chapter of fun food easy for toddlers to eat with their hands. These recipes are tasty AND easy to make!
“My nine-month-old dove into this recipe and ate with gusto! It was pleasant to encounter a recipe that is simple, child-friendly, and relatively quick.” – Parent of 3-year-old and 9-month old, on Cheesy Rigatoni
This chapter is full of recipes for gathering, from classic birthdays and small treats to healthy toddler-friendly options.
“I loved not needing extra equipment to make this applesauce. And then the whipped cream gave it a festive air!” – Parent of 2-year-old, on Applesauce with Whipped Cream