Friday, May 22, 2015

Cookbook Review: Dad's Book Of Awesome Recipes by Mike Adamick

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Adams Media, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

We LOVE Mike's previous books, Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments
 and Dad's Book of Awesome Projects,, so no surprise this is a new favorite!


It's time for serious kitchen fun!
Sweet, buttery Cinnamon Raisin Fresh Toast Sticks. Crispy, crunchy Bottom-of-the-Bucket Drumsticks. Ooey-gooey Microwave S'mores. Whether your kids have been preparing their own lunches for years or are just starting out in the kitchen, Dad's Book of Awesome Recipes is your all-in-one guide to helping them create tasty meals your whole family will devour. From PB&J Bites and Veggie Rolls to Pasta alla Carbonara and Cheesy Rice–Stuffed Tomatoes, this cookbook offers step-by-step instructions for concocting a variety of yummy dishes that are perfect for snacktime, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Bursting with 100+ kid-friendly recipes, each page helps you inspire your little chef to take the lead in the kitchen and make culinary creations of their own.
Complete with advice on teaching them cooking basics, Dad's Book of Awesome Recipes encourages you and your kids to unleash your creativity as you whip up tasty meals in one of the most fun rooms in the house!


This is a fun cookbook, with over 100 recipes, covering everything from appetizers to breakfast to lunch to dinner to desserts, all with simple, easy to make recipes. The idea is recipes that Dad can handle, but they are also great for Dad to make with the kids (you know for those rare times he's left with them and has to cook a meal!).  The recipes are tasty and you may find yourself bookmarking quite a few. My only complaint was the color pictures seemed to be on the 'easy' recipes, like tacos and pancakes, when they would have been better served to be on dishes that the reader might not be familiar with, like Figgy Piggy Pouches the Honea Bea Sandwich (no honey included), or Eggshell Cupcakes.

If you're a fan of quick and simple, you'll love this cookbook. The book would be a great Father's Day gift for divorced dads, granddads who are taking on more cooking now that they are retired, or even for guys moving out on their own for the first time! The kids will be delighted with all the recipes and it's a book they will use over and over.


Andnow for a great recipe from the book, that would be PERFECT for Memorial Day Grilling!

And to get your chocolate fix- be sure to  check out Mike's 5-minute microwave chocolate chip cookie.recipe too!

About the Author:

Mike Adamick is a stay-at-home dad who writes for the San Francisco Chronicle's parenting blog, The Poop; KQED Radio; and the Daddy Issues column on His work has also appeared in the New York TimesMcSweeney'sDetails magazine, MSNBC, NPR's "Morning Edition," the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Observer, among other media outlets. Mike lives in San Francisco with his wife, Dana, and daughter, Emmeline. You can visit his website at

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