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Book Review: Disney Eats-A Colorful Cookbook!

The new Disney Eats cookbook is a hefty recipe book that features more than 150 Recipes.  A quick glance at Disney Eats and you’d think that it’s just for kids.  I’m happy to report it’s not! Here is my review of Disney Eats by Joy Howard!

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From the Publisher

The kitchen is a great place to make memories. And Disney Eats will inspire you to prepare food that’s not just fun but also tasty!

From healthy snacks like a Minnie Mouse-inspired crudité platter and savory dinners such as Mulan’s Blossom Stir-Fry to Disney-character-themed bento box lunches and easy-prep treats such as Frozen Banana Dalmatian Pops, author Joy Howard shows that the creative possibilities are endless.

With an introduction by beloved baker Joy Wilson and more than 150 dynamic full-color photographs, Disney Eats will not only spark more delight in the kitchen, it will also lead to more memorable and creative success in your cooking.

My review

If there was one person excited for Disney Eats and this book review it was Kiki who promptly snatched it off my desk and started making a list of recipes she wanted to tackle.

Some recipes can be adapted, for instance on Taco Tuesday we used the recipe for Dante’s Blue Corn Tacos.  We didn’t have blue corn taco shells but we were able to use the recipe to season our meat and decorate our tacos using the basic instructions provided in the recipe.

The recipes range from simple to intermediate which means there should be something for everyone.  So far we’ve tried the Toy Story themed Chili, Mowgli’s Smoothie and the Baymax Hot cocoa. Each recipe has a short intro, approximate prep time, cook time and serving size. The photos are bright and capture the small details like sprinkles or carefully cut dough and candy that are used to create iconic Disney characters. This book is just full of happiness and whimsy!

Many of the recipes offer helpful tips on how to store a dish or substitutions that can be used. The book uses a fun conversational tone and is very easy for my seven year old to read and follow along with. Disney Eats is a great addition to our cookbook collection and would make an excellent gift for that budding cook in your life!

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Try it: Mowgli’s PAWPAW Smoothie

We substituted soy milk for coconut milk and I threw in a few strawberries for some color.  The recipe called for star fruit but instead I cut some mickey ears with our trusty Mickey Mouse cookie cutters from an apple and used that for a garnish.  The recipes are basic enough that you can substitute as needed especially with seasoning or items to garnish. We literally had everything in our freezer for this smoothie and it tasted delicious!


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