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Monday, June 5, 2017

Make Summer FUN with Ideas From The Lemonade Stand Cookbook by Kathy Strahs.

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge,from PR By the Book 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,  all opinions are my own.

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Summer is officially here!

Thanks to this new cookbook/craftbook/Summer idea book, you CAN keep the kids ooccupied this Summer, while providng them with some great STEM moments, that can lead to some really wonderful Summer memories!

Go back to this morning and read a great interview with the author, and then come back and check out our review and a sneak peak INSIDE the book!

 The Lemonade Stand Cookbook cover


Lemonade stands have become big business. Kids have been running them for decades, whether to raise money for a new bike, for a charitable cause, or simply to conquer boredom. Inspired by dozens of kid entrepreneurs from all over the country, Kathy Strahs pours her expertise as a food writer, entrepreneur and mother of two into the ultimate guide to setting up one’s own lemonade stand. Step-by-step illustrations and full-color photographs of each recipe (lemonades and snacks) and many creative crafts make each page easy and fun for budding entrepreneurs. 

Step-by-step illustrations and full-color photographs of each recipe and craft make each page easy and fun to dive into. Find delicious drinks, such as Classic Lemonadeand Cold-Brew Iced Tea, sweet treats such as Polka Dot Blondiesand Chocolate-Dipped Marshmallows, grab-and-go snacks such as Owen’s Cheddar Chompersand Sunflower Crunch Balls, and creative crafts such as Hayley’s Flower Pencilsand Friendship Bracelets. Tips for setting up a successful stand, packaging ideas, cooking technique tutorials, and real-life “stand stories” from kids themselves are sure to inspire kids everywhere to “give life a squeeze. 


This brings back Summer the way WE knew it- full of fun ideas to make some spending money, to enjoy fun activities with friends and family, and to learn a few things along the way. While the book has a focus on STEM learning and entrepreneuship, themain focus IS on Summer FUN! From cooking to crafting, kids will enjoy the helpful color photos, and easy recipes and instructions, that allow them to complete food and craft items sans parental help! The book really can help bring up your kids' confidence over the Summer, as they make a business plan on what to sell, check out recipes and crafts, add their personal touches, and come up with a plan for selling. They won't even realize HOW much they are LEARNING while having Fun! And that's what Summer SHOULD be about! This is a book to give your kids this week, at the beginning of Summer and see just how far they can take it over the Summer! If you want to keep the 'I'm Bored's" at bay- you need this book!

blueberry lemonade muffins

Sample Recipe:

Blueberry Lemon Muffins 

These mega-muffins are bursting with blueberries and a spark of lemon.

“My dad said, ‘This was the best blueberry muffin I've ever had!’ and my mom devoured hers. It was the best blueberry muffin I, personally, have EVER had. My sister was at school so she could not taste it, but I bet she would have loved it.” —Kate, age 9 

 Makes 12 muffins 

2 cups all-purpose flour 
2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 
2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and drained 
½ cup whole milk 
2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about ½ lemon)
 ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 
¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided 
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest 
2 large eggs 


1. Heat the oven to 375°F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with muffin liners. 
2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. 
3. Gently stir in the blueberries and carefully stir to coat them in the flour mixture—try not to burst the berries! Set aside. 
4. Whisk together the milk, vanilla, and lemon juice in a measuring cup. The milk will curdle a bit—that’s okay. Set aside. 
5. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, ¾ cup sugar, and lemon zest together with an electric mixer or by hand with a wooden spoon until it’s light and fluffy. This may take several minutes. 
6. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until the mixture is well combined. 
7. By hand with a wooden spoon, gently mix in half of the flour mixture until just combined. Stir in the milk mixture until just combined. 
8. Mix in the remaining flour mixture. 
9. Fill each of the lined muffin cups with batter—the cups will be very full. 
10. Sprinkle ½ teaspoon of sugar on top of each muffin. 
11. Bake until the muffins are lightly browned a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 30 minutes. 
12. Let the muffins cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool 

 From The Lemonade Stand Cookbook: Step-by-Step Recipes and Crafts for Kids to Make--and Sell!, by Kathy Strahs (Burnt Cheese Press, 2017)

About the Author:

Kathy Strahs is the award-winning author of The 8x8 Cookbook, The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook, the voice behind the blogs PaniniHappy.com and CookingOntheSide.com, and the founder of Burnt Cheese Press. She lives with her husband and their two children in the Silicon  Follow her on social media too:  Facebook: Kathy StrahsTwitter: @KathyStrahsInstagram: kathystrahs and  Pinterest: Kathy Strahs | Panini Happy

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