Shhh... 5 Recipes From the Weelicious Cookbook

Blueberry Lemon Pancakes from Weelicious


Shhh....

Don't let anyone know I'm showing this to you.

Actually you can. It's just that I feel like the weelicious cookbook has been under wraps for so long -- three years, in fact -- that even though it's almost time to let the cat out of the bag, I'm still being totally top secret about it! Actually it's not out for another 6 days and still is top secret, but at least I have permission from my publisher to tempt you and sneak a few pages featuring images and recipes from the book. It's close to impossible to pick my favorites to highlight here, especially since there are over 140 fast, fresh and easy recipes to choose from, but below are a few of the ones that I make over and over...and over...because my family requests them so much.

I want to hear what you think of these pages, so feel free to leave me a comment. And I can't wait for you to see the rest of the book, which fetaures not just recipes but tips and ideas to_

* Inspire your kids to be great eaters

* Manage mealtime stresses

* Negotiate food fights

* Shop faster and easier for food as a family!

Pre-order the book today and you'll have it on your doorstep the same day it hits stores nationwide -- September 18th!

Apple Cinnamon Sticks from Weelicious


Cheesy Chicken Taquitos by Weelicious


Chocolate Velvet Beet Cupcakes from Weelicious


Weelicious Roast Pear and Banana Puree


Recipe images by Maren Caruso

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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32 comments

  • Erin G

    Looks wonderful! Can't wait to recieve my copy!!!!

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  • Karen

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these! So happy I already ordered a cookbook - can't wait to get it in the mail!

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    • Louise

      Can you suggest a whole wheat flour to buy? When I attempted to make the lemon blueberry pancakes the batter was extremely thick and I couldn't use it, can you advise please.

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  • Catherine

    I am so excited to get my preorder. SO excited!!! :-)

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  • Ashlea

    The only thing I wish is that the beautiful, fun cover was part of the book instead of a slip cover. its my first hardcover cook book and although i usually throw covers away I guess I'll have to fina a way to tape it on because its just too nice to toss out!

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  • Jessica

    Oooh!! How fun to get a sneak-peek! Nice selection of recipes for everyone here. I love the food photos-looks like a slightly different style than what is on your website, so that makes it new and fresh! I can't wait for Sept 18!! I pre-ordered!

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  • Rachel

    Oh yay! Can't wait to try the taquitos and apple cinnamon sticks! Have you tried those with less cinnamon? My li'l guy sometimes reacts to it, so I may need to use less... any chance it will be good if I just leave it off? Thanks Catherine!

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    • Catherine

      The cinnamon adds so much flavor! You could use nutmeg or allspice instead!

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  • Dana

    Wow, I'm trying the chicken taquit

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  • Dana

    Wow, I'm trying the chicken taquitos right away! It's great for us because my daughter has celiac and needs to eat gluten free. Looking forward to trying the roasted purée for my little guy. Thanks for the preview!
    -Dana

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  • Cha

    I just got married and I'm finding my way with the cooking part of the housewife/work-from-home deal. I do enjoy cooking but I like simple, healthy recipes to try.
    Although your site is meant to be for families with little children, I've enjoyed making some of the recipes for my parents (while living with them) and now I'm starting to make them for hubby. I hope he likes them too.
    Being Mexican, chicken taquitos are the quintessential way of using left-over chicken but I hate having them deep-fried so I'll definitely try your recipe. I have a few suggestions that will make them more genuinely Mexican. Try adding chopped lettuce or cabbage, diced tomatoes, sour cream (or unsweetened yogurt...they won't notice) and crumbled cheese!!!

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  • Elle

    So excited to try the apple cinnamon sticks!! ... I don't have any wheat germ though ... is there something I could use as a substitute for now?

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    • Catherine

      It adds flavor and nutrition, but if you don't have any you can leave it out and add 2 tablespoons of flour!

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  • Kate

    i made the apple cinnamon sticks today as a snack to carry for my 1-year-old. She LOVES them and so do I! If this is any indicator of your cook book, we're checking it out ASAP!

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  • Rebecca P

    Hi Catherine! I just wanted to let you know that I love love love your website! I heard of you through Ree Drummond recommending your cookbook. I just spent all of nap time researching and pinning some of your awesome recipes! I am so excited to try these out with my daughter, I am making the Chicken Taquitos tomorrow! I am ordering your cookbook right now! Please keep the fast, fresh and easy recipes coming :)

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  • Annie

    Thank you! We made a double batch of the apple cinnamon sticks and incorporated them into a Apple Pie Trail mix for my son's preschool class! We used made kettle corn, butterscotch chips, apple cinnamon sticks, dehdrayted apple rings and mini graham crackers sprinkle with apple pie spice, it was yummy snack mix! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  • Laurie

    I just made a double batch of the apple cinnamon sticks. My 1 year old loves bread and I am always looking for non-messy snacks that are nutricious. I subbed some pumpkin purée for some of the apples because I needed to use it up. Charlotte loved them so I made another double batch for the freezer. They were very easy to make.

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  • Louise John

    Your vegetable lasagna looks incredible. Thanks!

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  • Tamara Marles

    Our daughter just turned one and is so incredibly independent that I'm not allowed to feed her anymore. I'm excited to try your finger food recipes!

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  • Christina

    I want to make the taquitos but I do not own a microwave do you have another suggestion for that step??

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    • Catherine

      Steam them! Boil water in a pot, place a steamer basket inside, and the tortillas on top of the steamer basket!

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  • Laurie

    The Taquitos are a HUGE hit at our house! Even my picky 2 year old who really only eats fruit and yogurt loved these... and there are never left overs... My husband would love if I made these for every meal! We love your cookbook! Just tried the pb&j thumbprint cookies and they were once again a HUGE success!! THANK YOU!

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  • Kate

    I bought your cookbook a few months ago and am loving it! Quick question: I made the apple cinnamon sticks tonight and the dough was incredibly crumbly, almost to the point that I couldn't even form a real dough. I used whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose like the recipe listed. Could that have impacted the consistency of the dough? Just trying to figure out where I went wrong so I can fix it for next time.

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  • Katie

    thank you for providing me with some fantastic recipes for my toddler! just a note, the blueberry lemon pancakes are great but i add a mashed banana or 2 to the batter and my son gobbles them up. also love love love the mini parmesan meatloaves

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  • Melanie

    I just made the blueberry pancakes. I doubled the recipe and used maple syrup instead of honey as my daughter is under one and can't have honey yet. For some reason the batter came out super thick and was raw in the middle when cooked. I tried adding more milk but it didn't help. Also, I didn't notice any lemon flavor from the lemon or zest. Any suggestions on what I may have done wrong or how I could prevent this in the future?
    Thank you!

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  • Kat

    Can the Apple Cinnamon Sticks be mixed with a food processor to make the dough?
    We love your cook book - Weelicious Lunches! Thanks for all your hard work!

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  • Kylie Hughes

    I love your recipes (and so does my son)!!!

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  • Melissa

    Tried making the blueberry pancakes and they were delicious. The batter is very thick and sticky, but it could've been because I didn't use whole wheat flour......they were yummy anyways.
    Make sure your blueberries are completely thawed, or the pancakes won't cook all the way through.

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  • Robin

    I just borrowed your book from the library and am making the cinnamon sticks. It's a pile of crumbs and won't stick together at all. Solution? Water?

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