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The Family Kitchen

(book, Debra Ponzek)

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Want to prepare one meal the entire family will actually eat? Get your children to finish their vegetables? Spend more quality time with your kids?

Enter The Family Kitchen, where award-winning chef and mother of three Debra Ponzek shares recipes that are simple enough to please kids, refined enough to satisfy parents, and easy enough for everyone to roll up their sleeves and help make. 

From Breakfast to Dinnertime, Bake Sales to Vegetables and Salads, Snow Days to Summer Supper on the Grill, the book's chapters include 125 flavorful crowd-pleasers, such as Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Green Apple–Cranberry Compote, Honey-Glazed Carrots, and Double Hot Chocolate with Homemade Marshmallows. 

While dinner may frequently be over all too soon — cut short by homework, practice, or bath time — preparing meals together in the kitchen can help you steal a little more time with your kids. The kitchen is warm, the pace relaxed, and the conversation easy. Children are also proud of their culinary accomplishments, exclaiming at the table that “I helped make it!” and then diving into a huge portion of those very same carrots they peeled just minutes earlier. 

Each recipe includes a list of exactly which steps kids can tackle. In addition, there are tips on how to incorporate healthful ingredients and new flavors into a child’s diet; how to make a kitchen safe for children; and how to pull off a kids’ cooking party. 

The indispensable companion to every family’s favorite gathering spot, The Family Kitchen has a place in every home.
Individual Zucchini and Cheddar Frittatas