With her Book Cook’s class, she may be well on her way. Each week, Isabella searches for easy to follow recipes and ideas (within the class budget) to teach children ranging from pre-K up until the fourth grade.
Isabella Miranda began teaching Book Cook’s in October of last year. Her mother encouraged her to pursue her love of cooking and use it as curriculum in her home schooling.
In the first class, she taught about Columbus Day and created her own hummus in a red pepper sailboat.
“I love the whole process of teaching,” Miranda said. “Planning everything out and picking the themes and after we finish cooking, reading related books while we eat.”
Isabella is often baking cakes from scratch. Her favorite cooking experience, she said, is creating a four-course meal every year for her mother, Renee’s birthday. Although Isabella came from a long line of cooks, she admits that she still cannot make a soufflé.
When Isabella isn’t cooking or teaching, she finds herself mostly reading. “Every room in our house has a library,” Miranda said. “There are even two large shelves full of cookbooks in the kitchen.”
Today, Isabella Miranda is sharing her latest curriculum related recipes of “Vegetarian Chicken Noodle Soup” and “Snowman Bagels.”
The Book Cook’s class covers over three fun creations for only $10 per child (only $5 per additional sibling). Leftover money goes to the “Backpack Buddies” program that allows children with assisted lunch to have food to take home for the weekends. For more information on Book Cook’s, email Renee at Reneemiranda@earthlink.net.
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