Blog Tour Review: Colorful Cooking by Jacque Wick


Colorful Cooking: Healthy and Fun Recipes That Kids Can MakeColorful Cooking
Healthy and Fun Recipes That Kids Can Make
by Jacque Wick
Hardcover80 Pages
November 11th 2014 by Cedar Fort


Finally, a fun and easy way to get your children to eat more fruits and veggies—and cook everything themselves! Youngsters will learn all about nutrition and healthful living as they cook their way through the rainbow with yummy recipes like Blueberry Pancakes, Sweet Potato Fries, and Pineapple Sherbet. Each recipe includes nourishing, colorful ingredients and step-by-step photos to guide your child to a lifetime of wholesome eating.


My Review

I am always looking for cookbooks that I can use with my children. They all love helping in the kitchen and cooking. I was excited to get Colorful Cooking and try out the recipes with my kids.

Here are my son and daughter making Double Trouble Dirt Shake with me:
This was basically just a basic oreo ice cream shake. 

Then this is them helping me make the Grape Berry Muffin Cup
And this is how it turned out:

We also tried some other recipes, including the Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries and Colorful Sassy Salad. Some other recipes that I still would like to try would be the Frosty Zucchini Cupcakes and the Frozen Pineapple Fluff. The recipes are basic and nothing fancy, but are fun and easy. These really are recipes with few ingredients and many mixes and such so that kids can easily make them. Really perfect for kids. Some of them were a little more advanced, but perfect for children ready for a bigger challenge. I really liked that each recipe was labelled with the level of difficulty. This made it easy for my kids and I to tell if a recipe would work for whoever wanted to make it.

I would have liked to have seen less sugary recipes and more healthy snacks and meal choices. I also would have liked recipes within each color choice to be labelled with a sub-category, such as snack, dessert, side dish, etc. Maybe that would be unnecessary unless there would have been more recipes, but for my kids this would have been a helpful label. I did love that every recipe had great pictures and my kids loved looking through the book. I also really liked that it had a hardcover, which should make it last with lots of use by little ones. :) 

Source: I would like to thank the publisher, Cedar Fort, for my complimentary review copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Jacque Wick was born in Denver Colorado. She studied education at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, and later came back to Denver where she studied computer science at Colorado Women’s college. She then worked in the computer science field. She later met and married her husband.

Tragedy stuck as Jacque’s husband died at a young age. She then began her life as a single mom to a toddler and baby. She developed and sold teaching materials to schools and retail outlets. She was recognized through Scottsdale Women’s News as a pioneer of her time building a home business to stay home with her children. Jacque moved to Texas to be closer to her aging father. For over ten years Jacque taught children alongside selling her educational materials.

Two of her greatest gifts were her two children left to her from her husband. Recently Jacque became a grandmother. She lives in Arizona with her little dog Kanga.


  1. This sounds like a cute, fun little cookbook! I love that cover!

  2. This is going to be a good tour :)

  3. That's cool! My nephew hates veggies, even if I get him to help me cook it, he still won't touch it. I'll look up cupcake/muffin recipes that employs fresh ingredients, maybe he won't notice it then.

  4. I love how you got the kids involved with the cooking. How did they rate the recipes and easiness of the steps?

  5. Kristy Petree2/10/15, 12:54 AM

    This looks like a great book, good to encourage kids to eat healthier!

  6. The cover is really cute!

  7. We've been able to slip veggies into muffins quite easily. I hope you find some that work.

  8. They had a great time and loved the recipes. Of course it helped that they had sugar in them. :)

  9. Yes, it is. I think there could have been healthier recipes. It was more what kids could easily make.

  10. Sounds cool. You are the nicest mom on the earth. I am doing a disservice to my children because I have a one butt kitchen, so I don't like it when they help. Plus, I clean up as I go, and they don't. The cook book sounds wonderful though! Great review!

  11. Lol! Ha! I am nice. Sometimes. ;) We have fun. I've been trying to make sure I spend good quality time with them and cooking is one of the ways I can do that. Takes lots of patience sometimes, but normally we have a great time.


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