Kathy Strahs


Burnt Cheese Press
May 2017
Hardcover, $23.95
ISBN: 978-0-9969112-1-4
Children’s Cookbook
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Burnt Cheese Press


The 8×8 Cookbook (December 2015)

The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook (September 2013)




Kathy Strahs (Los Gatos, CA)

Award-winning author of The Lemonade Stand Cookbook, The 8×8 Cookbook and The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook

Founder of Burnt Chess Press



Paxton Kelly | 512-501-4399 x707 | paxton@prbythebook.com | @PaxtonKelly3




Lemonade stands have become big business. Kids have been running them for decades, whether to raise money for a new bike, for a charitable cause, or simply to conquer boredom. Inspired by dozens of kid entrepreneurs from all over the country, Kathy Strahs pours her expertise as a food writer, entrepreneur and mother of two  into the ultimate guide to setting up one’s own lemonade stand. Step-by-step illustrations and full-color photographs of each recipe (lemonades and snacks) and many creative crafts make each page easy and fun for budding entrepreneurs.

Find delicious drinks, such as LOL (Lemon-Orange-Limeade) and Watermelon Agua Fresca, sweet treats such as Polka Dot Blondies and Chocolate-Dipped Marshmallow Pops, grab-and-go snacks such as Owen’s Cheddar Chompers and Sunflower Crunch Balls, and creative crafts such as Hayley’s Flower Pencils and Friendship Bracelets. Tips for setting up a successful stand, packaging ideas, cooking technique tutorials, and real-life “stand stories” from kids themselves are sure to inspire kids everywhere to “give life a squeeze.”


  • Young Entrepreneurs: setting up for success beginning this summer
  • Summertime Activities: crafts and recipes to entertain kids at home during summer; Tips on getting them to take the initiative
  • Stem Learning: how The Lemonade Stand Cookbook connects to common core standards
  • Food for All: recipes easy for kids to make; Tips for parents to encourage kids to donate their prepared food and crafts
  • November is Entrepreneurship Month; how to inspire young people
  • Get a sneak peak at Kathy’s BlogHer talk in front of crowds in Orlando (June)
  • From Stanford to lemonade: Kathy’s tips for college grads


Kathy Strahs is the award-winning author of The Lemonade Stand Cookbook, The 8×8 Cookbook, and The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook, and the voice behind blogs PaniniHappy.com, CookingOntheSide.com, and SunnyDaysGoodFood.com.

A former marketer with an MBA from Stanford, Kathy founded Burnt Cheese Press, a food-focused independent publishing company, in 2015. Its first release, The 8×8 Cookbook, received the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Gold Award for Best First Book-Nonfiction.Kathy has spoken at many BlogHer Food and TechMunch conferences, and has judged numerous cooking competitions. She lives with her husband and two children in the Silicon Valley.


“Photographs of (and testimonials from) children appear throughout; a polished design and Strahs’s thorough approach make this a fresh spin on a quintessential summer activity.” – Publishers Weekly
“This is just the loveliest cookbook full of life, fun, and all the tools that your kids need to take summer on all on their own — with a side of refreshing lemonade for you. It doesn’t get better than that.” – Cool Mom Eats


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