Dear Amy: I want to learn how to cook, but I don’t know where to start. Are there any cooking websites just for kids? — Catherine, New London, Conn.
Dear Catherine: A great place to learn to cook is with Ireland, the Cooking Kid, at thecookingkid.com. Eleven-year-old Ireland has been helping out in the kitchen since she was really young and wants to help other kids learn how to cook. Start with Kitchen Basics to learn cooking terminology, brush up on kitchen and table manners and find out the correct way to set the dinner table. Go to Watch Me to view cooking videos of Ireland making Dirt Cup Dessert, Caramel Apple Dip, Breakfast Casserole and more. Many of the videos include a recipe so you can try them at home.
Before you start cooking, learn How to Read a Recipe at kidshealth.org/
kid/nutrition/food/read_a_recipe.html. Next, find healthy recipe ideas for a variety of dietary needs at kidshealth.org/kid/recipes. Once you find a recipe you like, grab a parent to supervise and answer all your kitchen questions, then make sure you have all the right ingredients and get cooking!
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