Category Archives: Recipe books

Much Ado About Nothing


such a lonely, horrible word, that is unless you make do about it. With a respiratory infection looming around I was bound to get it too. To think all the garlic, onions and vitamin C I’ve been eating could ward it off. Nope!

So while I have been (mostly) stuck at home with it, I’ve also been pretty busy. I perfected my pumpkin empanada recipe (I had to make a few changes to it) that I want to include in one of my books! At least by my standards, I even managed to make them LOOK delicious. So the workshop for today was getting acquainted with perfection, recipe perfection. Which is quite important if it might possibly go in a book.

Here they are: “scrumdidlyumptios” is what my DH calls them.

This got me thinking about books that have recipes in them. OR books that explore food but don’t necessarily have recipes in them. Books like this one:
Thunder Cake is so easy to make, and quite delicious. My children definitely enjoyed making it with me, but mostly they just licked the batter. Tomatoes and all! Here is the recipe for it.
Here are some more along with some recipes or activities related to the kidlit–so that you always have something to do about nothing. 
Walter the Baker by Eric Carle
 Here are some pretzel recipes along with a bit of pretzel history.
Have some fun with Carle and his books here
or just play with some Play-Doh here.
There is always much ado about popcorn with:
Learn about de Paola and his books here.
Or make a popcorn cake with this recipe and read the fun poem/song while you munch away. 
Explore an overload of popcorn madness, find the encyclopedia popcornia, find more great popcorn reads, and ask Poppy anything you like with this website.
Read Wende and Harry Devlin’s  Cranberry Thanksgiving for some a berry fun secret recipe. 
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World is just as fun but so is Enemy Pie. I couldn’t find the Enemy Pie recipe but here is one with Granny Smith apples so that you can make An Apple Pie for Dinner.
There are so many good ones! Too many to list! 
 What can you do with a Paletta by, Carmen Taffola 
Here, here, and aqui are are a few things you can do with Paletta! 


This book contains 2 recipes! Here is a link to a multicultural bakery Los Bagels where you can find recipes and a bit of the history of the bagel and the bakery itself.

So when there is much ado about nothing…I challenge you to try to find something to do. Writing or not, much ado about something is better than nothing.  You get the point.

What are some of your favorite kidlit book/recipe combo favorites?


Filed under Recipe books, Woeful Workshop Wednesday