Although I refer to cookbooks for some meals, there are many things I prepare from memory. Simple foods such as oatmeal, eggs and grilled cheese I can probably make in my sleep. However, my son is learning how to cook. He watches and helps, but when he prepares them on his own he does much better with a reference.
My kids often complain about writing because the assignments lack a final purpose. What are we really going to do with all of those papers written about ancient Greece and the most interesting part of the human body? The personal cookbook is useful right from the start. He is motivated to write, because he loves to cook and to eat!
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