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Old 12-22-2008, 07:18 PM   #11
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That's true, he already can do chocolate chip cookies from memory..I can't for the life of me fool him so when he asked so he could work with his mom and me, I said ok. Sure it's basic, and there are great recipes right here and on the net, but the young man is 8 and he needs to start with basics..So come Christmas Eve he will get started.

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OK kids 8+, LOL. I keep forgetting kids these days are learning this stuff younger and younger.
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Old 12-23-2008, 05:10 AM   #12
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I saw the commercials for these. I was so intrigued I went out and bought a Nintendo DS and the "game".

Now, I'm going to say I was disappointed, but it has nothing to do with the quality of the program. I just had unrealistic expectations. For some reason, I was thinking it would cover some more advanced dishes ala the Hell's Kitchen video game (yes, there are actually top-end recipes in that program). What I ended up with was a lot of basic recipes that aims to make cooking fun for younger people.

There's nothing wrong with that--it does what it does and it does it well--it's just not what I was hoping for.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:10 AM   #13
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I saw the commercials for these. I was so intrigued I went out and bought a Nintendo DS and the "game".

Now, I'm going to say I was disappointed, but it has nothing to do with the quality of the program. I just had unrealistic expectations. For some reason, I was thinking it would cover some more advanced dishes ala the Hell's Kitchen video game (yes, there are actually top-end recipes in that program). What I ended up with was a lot of basic recipes that aims to make cooking fun for younger people.

There's nothing wrong with that--it does what it does and it does it well--it's just not what I was hoping for.
Thanks, it officially became a future gift for my daughter (12).
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:57 AM   #14
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Awww, HOW CUTE!!! Imagine, Christmas Day, the entire family over...

And a gourmet meal prepared by an 8 year old...how very sweet.

I wish my two kids were interested in cooking...boy 14, girl 15. That's all I do...cook cook cook, can can can . My two kids just like to eat my cooking. Oh well. Perhaps when they get older [sigh]
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:03 AM   #15
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Neeney, my 12 year old only like to help me when it is really messy, like rolling meatballs or working flour. She is still a little shy around the stove and she has a healthy respect for knives too. I am always saying the most dangerous tool in the kitchen is a dull knife.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:02 AM   #16
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While basic, I've heard great things about it. Definitely seems like a nice alternative to your typical violent game if your kid has any interest in cooking.
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