Yum: Pizza School A Kids Cookbook for Aspiring Pizza Makers by Charity Curley Mathews

This cookbook that is aimed towards kids may also be welcomed by adults.  If you would like to create pizza at home, this is a great resource.  The book is divided into chapters on the three components of pizza; there are doughs, sauces and toppings.  Following these is a section on old school classics and then one on new school classics. Last there is a chapter called just for fun.

The book begins with a word to parents.  I like that the author uses a stop sign symbol to let kids know when they need to get assistance.  There is information related to safety, tools that are needed and more.

All in all this is a good resource with nice photographs illustrating the creations and clear directions which include tools that are needed and some extra facts of interest along with the recipe. ]

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.

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Sample Recipe: Super Easy Red Sauce

Tools to Gather: Measuring Cups and Spoons, Kid-Safe Knife, Food Processor or Blender, Can Opener, Strainer

This simple sauce comes together without any cooking at all. You can use fresh tomatoes when they’re in season, or rely on canned tomatoes, which are available any time. Here’s a good tip: Remember to squeeze out the extra juices from the tomatoes and your sauce will be just the right consistency.


1. Chop the garlic in the food processor. In a food processor, pulse the garlic two or three times (hold your finger down on the pulse button and count to three each time) until it’s finely chopped.

2. Strain the tomatoes. Open the can of tomatoes and pour them into a strainer over the sink. The extra liquid will drain away.

3. Purée the sauce. Add the tomatoes, olive oil, sugar, basil, salt, and pepper to the garlic in the food processor. Turn the food processor on and let it run for 20 to 30 seconds, until all the ingredients are combined into a smooth red sauce.

SWAP IT: Add 1/2 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar or dried herbs (such as oregano, rosemary, or onion powder) for another burst of flavor.


  • 1 garlic clove, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup diced tomatoes (about 1 medium tomato or half a 14.5-oz can)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 5 to 6 fresh basil leaves, or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

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