"First, You Take a Carrot"

"First, You Take a Carrot"

"When the dish looks better, it tastes better"

"When the dish looks better, it tastes better"

"Serve a better-looking plate"

"Serve a better-looking plate"

"Ready, Set, Glow!"

"Ready, Set, Glow!"

What's your idea of the perfect carved pumpkin? Funny? Scary? Traditional? Abstract? On these pages we offer five fun designs, created by Lisa Cherkassky, and photographed by Mark Finkstaedt.

From The Washington Post [download PDF]

The Artful Pie

The Artful Pie

Written by Lisa Cherkasky

Photographed by Renee Comet

You're The Chef

You're The Chef

Lisa Cherkasky

This is my newest book and I am very, very proud of it. There is nothing more exciting and gratifying than cooking with kids, or watching (listening to) kids cooking.

You’re the Chef is filled with beautiful photographs and practical, delicious, around-the-clock recipes – from blueberry pancakes to perfect marinara. The chocolate chip cookie recipe is my absolute go-to, as is the crunchy granola.

Creating this book was the highlight of my year and my heart is in it.