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Game or Lame? 'America's Test Kitchen'

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With the help of Nintendo's "America's Test Kitchen," my kids made the BEST strawberry shortcake I have ever eaten!

America's Test Kitchen

Keira: I chose to have my girls do this project because they both love to bake -- but I should have known that if it involved a video game, my son would take an interest, too. It was good to be able to step back and let the chef in the game give the instructions.

The girls (ages 8 and 4) assembled the ingredients on the game's list and were ready to start. "America's Test Kitchen" walked them step-by-step through the process of preparing the strawberries and making the shortcake dough. It even gave them the recipe and instructions for making their own whipped cream.

The only thing I would put on a wish list for this game is a pause button. The girls thought that it was really cool to be able to talk to the chef in the game, but in a house of four kids, the noise confused the game and had it advancing to the next step before they were ready.

The reward for completing the game correctly -- a delicious dessert -- was by far the best!



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