My daughter loves to cook and is just beginning to learn kitchen skills. One thing that helps her is having her own personalized cookbook. I cook a new recipe with her from start to finish, and then she copies the recipe on a notecard. I purchased a cute 4×6 photo album and she stores the recipe in the album. We also take photos of her as she cooks each recipe, and a picture of the final product, and store these alongside each recipe in her cookbook.
She enjoys looking through the album to see what she’s accomplished and uses it the next time she wants to make the same recipe. She adds her own notes to each recipe and can use the photos as a reference to make sure her recipes look right.
Little by little, she’s creating great memories and acquiring practical skills!