I decided to let them create their own recipe book. I printed out recipe pages they could fill out (Bonus: practice spelling and handwriting!) with recipes they were learning to make. This way they felt some ownership of the recipes they had mastered. As their skills increased, so did the thickness of their recipe book. It served as a reminder of their capability in the kitchen.
As my child learned a new recipe I would remind them “Don’t forget to write this down in your recipe book!”. Sometimes they would have their recipe page out and write it down as they went so they wouldn’t forget. Later, when they made the recipe again they could refer back to the recipe they had written. Before I knew it, after 3-5 times of making the recipe with some assistance, they were pulling out their recipe books and cooking it themselves.
Nothing is as rewarding as a parent than seeing your child developing real-life skills and loving it. Letting them create their own recipe books is a great way to facilitate them gaining new skills and knowledge.