We hope you enjoy this cookbook. Cooking can be a lot of fun if you follow some simple
We have rated the difficulty of these recipes by the star system. Choose recipes according
to your cooking experience.
Beginning: Easy recipes without any cooking by heat or electrical appliances.
Intermediate: You will require some help from an adult and will have to use
either the stove, oven or an electrical appliance to prepare the recipe.
\u273c\u273c\u273cAdvanced: These recipes are complicated and may require the use of several
different cooking methods.
Always have an adult supervise you while you are cooking. Cooking can be dangerous if
you don\u2019t know what you are doing.
Always remember to wash your hands before you handle any food. You will also need to
wash your hands before and after you handle raw meat, poultry, pork or fish so that you
won\u2019t spread germs to other foods you are cooking. Use separate cutting boards for
meats, vegetables and fruits to prevent any contamination.
Always make sure your cooking utensils are clean before using them. Also, be sure to
clean up your mess when you are done cooking.
Never play in the kitchen while you are cooking or leave pans on the stove unattended.
Serious accidents can happen. Keep hair tucked back to avoid injury.
Always have an adult supervise you when you are handling knives or using any electrical
appliance. Use potholders to handle hot pans and dishes.
Always make sure your fruits and vegetables are washed thoroughly before cooking with
them. It will remove any wax or dirt on these items and make your food taste a lot better.
Always make sure to read the recipe thoroughly before you start to cook. It will save time
while you are cooking and will help you to understand the entire recipe before you start.
It will also help you to make sure you have all of the ingredients on hand.
Cooking is a fun part of life. And best of all, you get to eat what you make!
Lori Pederson and Michelle Pederson-Tomes