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American Girl Cooking

Recipes for Delicious Snacks, Meals & More

Published by Weldon Owen
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



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About The Book

Now a 2016 Parents’ Choice Award® winner!

The second book from Williams-Sonoma and American Girl, American Girl Cooking is packed with great recipes for any occasion! Learn how to whip up tasty treats for movie nights, picnics, fiestas, family dinners, and more!

Filled with delicious snacks, soups and salads, main dishes, and side dishes, you’ll be on your way to becoming the best chef in town.

Cook up some fun with American Girl Cooking—the perfect cookbook for the emerging chef (and American Girl fan) in your family. Packed with great, easy-to-follow recipes fit for any occasion, this new title will inspire young cooks to get in the kitchen and create delicious, wholesome dishes and give a great sense of accomplishment.

Being able to cook good food is a skill you’ll enjoy and benefit from your entire life. With this book as your very own cooking coach, learn how to make tasty and nutritious snacks, soups, salads, main dishes, and more to share with your friends and family.

Snacks: From caprese kebabs to lemony hummus to hot cheese dip, these recipes are perfect for sharing and satisfying between-meal cravings.

Soups & Salads: Featuring comforting favorites like chicken noodle soup and creamy tomato soup with cheese toasts and lighter fare like taco and BLT salads, there’s something here for everyone.

Main Dishes: A wide range of impressive-yet-easy dinners, such as rosemary roast chicken, spaghetti and meatballs, and fish tacos with slaw, are both nourishing and delectable.

Side Dishes: Buttery peas with mint, creamiest mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, cheesy garlic bread, and more round out any meal.

American Girl Cooking goes with the exclusive line of cookware products from Williams-Sonoma and American Girl, but these delicious recipes can also be made with the utensils you already have in your home. This companion title to American Girl Baking will be a staple in the kitchen for your little chef.



Keep these cute little burgers simple or jazz them up with toppings like sliced avocado or cooked bacon. You can swap Swiss cheese, Monterey jack, or provolone for the Cheddar. And if aioli isn't your thing, use plain mayo.
½ cup mayonnaise
2 cloves garlic,
¼ teaspoon coarse sea salt
1 pound ground dark-meat turkey
1 tablespoon ketchup
2 teaspoons
Dijon mustard
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
8 slices Cheddar cheese
8 slider buns or dinner rolls, split horizontally
8 small romaine lettuce leaves
8 thin slices tomato
*Makes 8 sliders
To make the aioli, in a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, garlic, and salt until blended. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until you’re ready to assemble the sliders.
To make the sliders, in a medium bowl, combine the ground turkey, ketchup, mustard, salt, and pepper. Using clean hands, mix until well combined, and then divide the mixture into 8 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a patty.
Grease a large grill pan or frying pan with cooking spray. Set the pan over medium-high heat. Let the pan heat for 3 minutes, and then carefully add the patties in a single layer. Cook until browned on the bottoms, about 5 minutes. Using a wide metal spatula, flip the patties. Place a slice of cheese on each patty and cook until the cheese is melted and the patties are cooked to your liking, about 5 minutes longer. Using the spatula, transfer the patties to a plate. Place the rolls cut side down in the pan and toast until lightly
browned, 1 to 4 minutes.
Spread the toasted sides of the bottom halves of the rolls with aioli. Top each with a lettuce leaf and a slice of tomato, and then top with a patty, cheese side up. Cover with the top halves of the rolls and serve right away.

About The Authors

American Girl is a premium brand for girls and a wholly owned subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. the world’s leading toy company. Since its inception in 1986, American Girl has been devoted to celebrating girls ages 3 to 12 through age-appropriate, high-quality dolls and accessories, books, clothes, movies, and unforgettable experiences. Best-selling lines include Truly Me™, Girl of the Year™, Bitty Baby™, and the classic historical character line BeForever.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Weldon Owen (October 4, 2016)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781681881010

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"The first thing that struck me when opened the Williams Sonoma American Girl Cooking cookbook is how yummy (and healthy!) all the offerings looked in the photos; my daughters couldn't wait to get into the kitchen...This is a good choice for young chefs-in-training who'd like to learn about working in the kitchen and the delicious pleasure of making their own meals."

– Parents’ Choice®

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