Mary Frances is a young American girl in the early 1900’s who wants to learn to cook for her family when her mother becomes ill and is taken away to recuperate. Her mother had fulfilled one of her motherly duties by writing cooking instructions for her daughter to use, should the need arise, in a little cook book. But when the little girl tries to use the cook book, she is unsure of herself and wishes she had help. The magic begins when the cooking utensils come to life.Aunty Rolling Pin, Toaster Man, Sauce Pan and all of the Kitchen People take turns teaching Mary Frances their area of expertise. Their antics and information transform cooking into an adventure in this lovely story sprinkled with good, easy-to-follow recipes, cooking tips, table manners and charming black and white illustrations.
Learn along with Mary Frances as she prepares a tea party for her dolls with Thimble Biscuits, folds napkins to look like Cinderella Slippers, properly sets a pretty table, makes lunch for her father, and ultimately prepares a homecoming dinner for her mother’s return.
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