aPPetizers and diPs
9 Pooh Butter
11 Whipped Cream
13 Honey-Yogurt Dip
15 Fluﬀy Pumpkin Dip
17 Fluﬀy Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
19 Taco Dip
23 Appetizers and dips are usually served before a meal or as a snack. They are served
to stimulate the appetite.
The appetizers provided in this chapter include recipes that are perfect for begin-
ning cooks. The recipes are organized to provide simple recipes first, such as butter,
and then more-complex recipes later, such as salsa. It is a good idea to start cooking
foods that are familiar to children first, such as butter and whipped cream.
Keep in mind the importance of encouraging children to use their senses as they
cook. Let children use an electric hand mixer to feel the vibration and hear the blades
mixing the food. Invite the children to observe changes that occur during the cooking
process. And of course everyone will enjoy the aroma of the food!
As they make these recipes, the children will enjoy their firsthand experiences
while cooking. Getting the children involved allows us to use the teachable moments
to reinforce many of the skills they are already learning. Take the time to write down
what children are saying as they cook. Their thoughts and insights can be used to
enhance your curriculum.