Do-It-Yourself Cooks + Books

Rosenberg Library and Sticky Fingers Cooking presents 'Do-It-Yourself Cooks + Books' featuring Children's Literature. Free Recipes!

DO-IT-YOURSELF COOKS + BOOKS: NURTURING CHILDREN’S LITERATURE & COOKING

Let your favorite books come to life in the kitchen! In the Do-It-Yourself Cooks + Books series, you & your child reads a book and cooks up a recipe inspired by the story within. Young chefs will spark their imaginations in this hands-on literary and culinary experience.

Find recipes for ten (10) different delicious dinners from Sticky Fingers Cooking. Check out the book paired with the recipe and get cooking. Let us know how your meals turn out!

The Lightning Thief | Percy's Perfect Personal Pan Pizzas
'Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief' cover
Book: The Lightning Thief (Chapter 7) by Rick Riordan
Recipe: Percy’s Perfect Personal Pan Pizzas + Green Greek Salad + Mt. Olympus Honey Lemon Yogurt Smoothies
Portion: serves 4 – 6 adults
Ages: 8+
Check out the book | Read the book through Libby | Read the book through Hoopla | Full Recipe
Dragons Love Tacos | Dragon Party Street Tacos
'Dragons Love Tacos' cover
Book: Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
Recipe: Dragon Party Street Tacos + Cilantro Lime Rice + Easy NOT SPICY Salsa
Portion: serves 4 adults
Ages: 3 – 7
Check out the book | Read the book through Libby | Read the book through Hoopla | Full Recipe
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets | 'Charm Your Own' Cauliflower Chive Mac'n Cheese Cobbler
'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' cover
Book: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Chapter 3 – The Burrow) by J.K. Rowling
Recipe: “Charm Your Own” Cauliflower Chive Mac n Cheese Cobbler + Mrs. Weasley’s Apple Sodas
Portion: serves 1 – 2 adults
Ages: 7+
Check out the book | Read the book through Libby | Read the book through Hoopla | Full Recipe
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs | Cloudy with a Chance of Spaghetti UnMeatballs
'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs' cover
Book: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
Recipe: Cloudy with a Chance of Spaghetti UnMeatballs + Fastest Tomato Sauce Ever + Peach Granita
Portion: serves 4 – 6 adults
Ages: up to 10 years
Check out the book | Read the book through Libby | Read the book through Hoopla | Full Recipe
Thelonius Monster's Sky-High Fly Pie | Thelonius Monster's Sensational Pie
'Thelonius Monster's Sky-high Fly Pie' cover
Book: Thelonius Monster’s Sky-High Fly Pie by Judy Sierra
Recipe: Thelonius Monster’s Sensational Pie + Fly-High Salad + Pie Monster Ranch + Monster Party Limeade
Portion: serves 4 – 6 adults
Ages: 4 – 9
Check out the book via Interlibrary Loan | Full Recipe
Where the Wild Things Are | Mischievous Red Pepper Goulash
'Where the Wild Things Are' cover
Book: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Recipe: Mischievous Red Pepper Goulash + Wild Rumpus Buttered Noodles + Ice Cream in a Bag
Portion: serves 4 – 6 adults
Ages: 3 – 7
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Last Stop on Market Street | Nana's Last Stop Potato Leek Soup
'Last Stop on Market Street' cover
Book: Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña
Recipe: Nana’s Last Stop Potato Leek Soup + Market Street Croutons + CJ’s Creamy Dreamy Apple Cider
Portion: serves 4 – 6 adults
Ages: 3 – 7
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Chocolate Fever | Henry's Chocolate Fever Chili
'Chocolate Fever' cover
Book: Chocolate Fever (Chapter 5 – Calling Dr. Fargo) by Robert Kimmel Smith
Recipe: Henry’s Chocolate Fever Chili + Dr. Fargo’s Sour Cream Dollop + “Walking Candy Bar” Chocolate Mugs
Portion: serves 4 – 6 adults
Ages: 4 – 8
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Empanadas that Abuela Made | Abuela’s Awesome Corn Empanadas
'The Empanadas that Abuela Made' cover
Book: Empanadas that Abuela Made by Diane Gonzales Bertrand
Recipe: Abuela’s Awesome Corn Empanadas + Argentine Chimichurri Sauce + Lime Melon Fresca
Portion: serves 4 – 6 adults
Ages: 4 – 8
Check out the book | Read the book through Libby | Full Recipe
Nanette's Baguette | Nanette's Bánh Mì on a Baguette Sandwich
'Nanette's Baguette' cover
Book: Nanette’s Baguette by Mo Willems
Recipe: Nanette’s Bánh Mì on a Baguette Sandwich + Hibiscus Ginger Punch
Portion: serves 4 – 6 adults
Ages: 3 – 8
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