Recently it was my granddaughter’s birthday. One of the presents we gave her is an endearing book called “What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street” by Felicita Sala.
If you have a young child in your life, run (do not walk) out and buy this beautiful book. It is the story of the residents of an apartment building. Every page contains someone of a different ethnic background preparing a dish, accompanied by the recipe. The recipes can easily be prepared by a child with supervision. The book’s last page is a table with everyone from the apartment building seated and sharing their food.
Now my Maya is a tiny little thing with a huge sweet tooth. So it came as no surprise she wanted to make cookies. So we talked about the meaning of the book as we creamed butter with peanut butter and had a wonderful afternoon of bonding.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- !/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1 stick of softened butter
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 egg
- 1 and 1/4 cups of flower
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2/3 cup chocolate chips
- Beat together the butter, peanut butter, and vanilla until fluffy
- Beat in the egg
- Add sugar, flour, salt and baking soda
- Add the chocolate chips
- Mix the dough on a lightly floured surface and form into a log shape
- Wrap in cling wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- cut the log into 1/2 inch rounds
- Bake for 15 minutes or until golden but still soft
I hope you find a child to share this book.
Talk soon, ❤️💕 Bernadette