Lamb Chops & New Potatoes w/Rosemary & {a GIVEAWAY !}


I was recently sent a complimentary copy of The Silver Spoon for Children cookbook. This cookbook is adapted from The Silver Spoon, Italy’s best selling cookbook for over fifty years. The Silver Spoon for Children features over 40 authentic Italian favorite recipes & is broken down into “Lunches & Snacks”, “Pasta & Pizza”, “Main Courses” & “Desserts & Baking”. They’re all easy to make recipes (like 3o mins or less people) are good for you & are geared at children 8 and above. You know you want a copy, don’t you *wink wink*!

The book is honestly beautifully done. Very visually appealing! Each recipe is presented with a short introduction about the origins of the dish & has facts & info about the ingredients & the Italian culinary culture (you know how curious those bambini are, they’ll eat that up). Plus each recipe has step by step instructions & include drawings & a final photo as well (you all know how much I like my pictures LOL).  & the cover is even gaw-geous!


Well naturally having 3 bambini myself I was THRILLED about receiving this cookbook. I decided that I would let Miss Priss (who is 12, that’s her above, ain’t she purty!) choose ANY recipe in the book she wanted and make it herself from start to finish & I’d just sit back and enjoy my night off ; ) So she looked through the entire book and settled on LAMB CHOPS with NEW POTATOES & ROSEMARY *ah, proud mama moment*

Recipe from the book  The Silver Spoon for Children
What you’ll need: (makes enough for 4 people)
1 lemon
1 sprig fresh mint
2 tbsp Olive Oil
4 Lamb Chops

for the roasted new potatoes:
1 1/2 lbs New Potatoes
1 sprig fresh Rosemary
1 garlic clove
2 tbsp Olive Oil

What to do:
1. Using the bridge technique cut the lemon in half & then squeeze its juice into a bowl. Pull the mint leaves off the stalk & add to the lemon juice w/the oil, & mix everything together.

2. Put the lamb chops into the lemon juice mixture & mix to make sure that the meat is well coated in the oil.

3. Let marinate for 1 hour. This gives the chops time to absorb all those lovely oil & herb flavors – you will find that the lamb is really tender & had wonderful flavor when it is cooked.

4. Once the lamb has been marinating for 45 mins, turn on the oven to 375 degrees. Using the bridge technique, cut the potatoes in half lengthwise & put into a roasting pan with the rosemary & garlic. Drizzle over the oil and, using oven mitts, put the pan in the oven & roast for 20 mins.

5. Take the lamb out of the marinade & if you pan is big enough, add the lamb to the potatoes. If not, you will need another roasting dish for the lamb. Roast the lamb chops for 10 mins. Wearing your oven mitts, take the lamb out of the oven &, using tongs, turn the chops over.

6. Using oven mitts, put the dish back into the oven for another 10 mins. The potatoes should be golden & tender when you poke them with a skewer or table knife. The lamb will be very slightly pink in the middle, which is how it should be. Cook for a little bit longer if you prefer.

Buon Appetito!


Doesn’t that look GOOD? Well, I’m happy to report that Miss Priss is a natural! She followed the instructions to a tee & her meal came out beautifully. The lamb was tender & delicious! And the potatoes were perfectly roasted and fork tender! Brava baby! She can’t wait to try more of the recipes from the book & I can’t wait for her to try more myself!

This is definitely a cookbook that I would recommend. The book retails for only $19.95. It’s hardcover too people! & a nice large size book. I know I’ve already said this, BUT it’s really beautifully done! I think everyone who has a child in their life should have a copy (that means you Aunts and Uncles, Babysitters. Feel free to pony up, this would be most appreciated, trust me!) So run out & pick up your copy today. You won’t be disappointed. (If you’d like to order it online, check out the link above, it’ll save you a few bucks ; )

WAIT.. don’t run off just yet… we’re going to GIVE ONE LUCKY READER a FREE copy of this fabulous book! **and the crowd goes wild**To enter just leave me a comment sayin who you’d love to have this book for!

Okay here’s the legal schmeagal…I am sorry to say that the contest is only open to US Residents! Contest will be open until MONDAY 12/21st at NOON EST (well that’s because it’s my time zone LOL). One lucky winner will be drawn by Random Number Generator and will be notified via email. Winner has 24 hours to confirm or another winner will be drawn. ONE entry per person. Duplicate entries will disqualify you (so play fair!)

So what are you waiting for? Leave me a comment below! GOOD LUCK!


I was given a complimentary copy of this book to review. For my full disclosure policy please see this page.



  1. 51
    teegee /

    I would love to give this to my niece, who is starting to show interest in cooking. Thanks.

  2. 52

    I would love to have this for my 4 boys. They love to help me cook!!

  3. 53
    Naomi /

    Oooo la la, this would be great for me the working girl :) Simple and delicious.

  4. 54
    John /

    Would love to have it for my 2 youngsters. :)

  5. 55
    Tasha /

    What a great giveaway! I’d love to have this book for my daughter to encourage her along in the kitchen.

  6. 56

    I would love to win this class for the F.A.X.I camp class that I am volunteering to teach food at for kids!! Thanks for the contest!

  7. 57
    kelly /

    Daaang. There are a bunch of comments on this website for this book! I hate to be greedy b/c I have the grownup Silver Spoon. However, I do have a budding gormand in my child, Emma, and I’d love to be able to giver her the child Silver Spoon.

    Grazie mille, Paola!!

  8. 58

    This book would be perfect for my 15 year old son- he is at the perfect age to begin creating in the kitchen on his own like Mom does….this would be the perfect inspiration.
    The perfect start to his cookbook collection!

  9. 59
    Joanne /

    It’s for ME!!!! I love to cook & have people over for dinner!!!

  10. 60
    George /

    This dish sounds delicious. I have a daughter that is just learning her way around the kithcen, this sounds like a perfect start.

  11. 61
    Christina /

    Sounds yummy!! Hope to win that lovely cookbook!!

  12. 62

    I would love to have this for my son. He likes to help me with the basics and the older he gets the more we can do with this book!

  13. 63

    Paula, this is such a good idea. I don’t have kids, but I have a 7 year old friend who is a budding chef. She and I have plans to cook after Christmas. I know she would love this! Buon Natale!


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