November’s recipes were corn pudding, cranberry crostini and maple pumpkin pie. In December, subscribers to Raddish, a monthly cooking instruction kit designed for children 4 to 14, can make rosemary focaccia, minestrone soup and hot cocoa cupcakes. The step-by-step recipes are simple but intelligent (adult novices, take note). The focaccia, for example, is a yeasted bread. Background material on ingredients provides teachable moments; November’s box covered Native American lore about corn, cranberries and pumpkin. An apron comes with a 12-month subscription. A utensil and a completion patch are included in each box.
Raddish, $20 to $24 per month, raddishkids.com.