April 26th-National Pretzel Day

To celebrate National Pretzel Day, let’s make some home-made “honest” pretzels!

According to  Mollie Katzen (famed cook and cookbook author), honest pretzels “are way more interesting than the store-bought kind: They’re chewy on the outside, and soft and tender on the inside and you get to make them any shape you want!”  Does that make your mouth water for pretzels?  If so, here’s the cookbook for you:

Honest Pretzels: And 64 Other Amazing Recipes for Cooks Ages 8 & Up by Mollie Katzen

Too many cookbooks for kids are condescending and tend toward variations of how to use  peanut butter in creative ways, (think:  “ants on a log”).  This cookbook assumes kids are perfectly capable of learning to cook, and put real food on the table for their families.  From breakfast items like pancakes and scrambled eggs to lasagna, dinner rolls, and dessert (with tasty treats like honest pretzels in between!), the recipes in this cookbook are good staples and perfect for the family that cooks together.  It also helps older kids be independent cooks.  Start with pretzels today–and then branch out!

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