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Short and Simple Family Recipes
     

Short and Simple Family Recipes

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by Amy Roloff, Chris Cardamone (Contribution by), Rick Schafer (Photographer), Gordon & Pat Knight (Foreword by)
 

Millions of fans have watched Amy Roloff prepare meals for her family over the past seven years of TLC's family-friendly reality TV show, Little People, Big World. Cooking for a family of six, Amy developed a lot of simple recipes that are easy for homemakers and moms to prepare. Cooking has also leveled the playing field when people of all sizes sit down

Overview

Millions of fans have watched Amy Roloff prepare meals for her family over the past seven years of TLC's family-friendly reality TV show, Little People, Big World. Cooking for a family of six, Amy developed a lot of simple recipes that are easy for homemakers and moms to prepare. Cooking has also leveled the playing field when people of all sizes sit down and enjoy the good food she prepares. Now she has put some of the most requested and loved recipes, along with some of her own personal favorites, in this cookbook for everyone to make and enjoy. SHORT & SIMPLE FAMILY RECIPES contains 75 recipes from Amy’s kitchen with easy-to-follow instructions for preparation. Organized by courses and meals—For Starters, Breakfast or Brunch, Lite Lunch Fare, Time to Gather: Family Meals, Kids Corner, Simple Sides, and Sweet Endings & Baked Goodness—the recipes include mouthwatering, easy-to-prepare favorites such as Scallop Pesto Crustini; Crabby Cakes; Cowboy Eggs; Farm Country Omelet; Ham, Cheese, Turkey, and Avocado Panini; Southwestern Slaw; Amy’s Pork Fried Rice; Roast Pork with Spiced Apples; Mike D’s Hamburger Pie; Roloff Farm Rustic Peach and Berry Cobbler; Birthday Cake in a Bag; and Bananas Foster. The cookbook is illustrated in full-color with professional photographs of the food as well shots of the Roloff family farm and Amy cooking in her kitchen.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“. . . Amy’s collection of basic recipes should find a good home on any busy family’s shelf. . . . Cooks will appreciate the inclusion of a recommended list of pantry essentials; moms will appreciate the “Kid’s Corner” section, a collection of easy recipes that Amy has made with her children, to connect with them while teaching them to cook. . . . Amy’s personal stories throughout the book, including the introductions at the beginning of each chapter, are as welcoming and comforting as the recipes themselves.”
Hilary Daninhirsch, ForeWord Reviews

I've had the pleasure of sharing a kitchen and cooking with Amy. She's not only knowledgeable in her use of ingredients, preparation, and execution, she also adds an immense amount of love to every recipe. What a joy to work with! Having a child of my own, I can tell you I’ll be making many of the recipes in this book for my family. 

         Chef Alex Eusebio, Top Chef, Season 5, Bravo-TV; Owner/Chef, Sweetsalt Food Shop

“Short and Simple Family Recipes lives up to its title with an extensive assortment of delicious, nutritious, and easy-to-prepare dishes suitable for prospective cooks of all skill and experience levels. From ‘Mushroom Goat Cheese Puffs’ to ‘Berry Pancakes,’ ‘Southwestern Slaw,’ ‘Tilapia with Homemade Pesto & Quinoa,’ ‘Roloff Farm Rustic Peach & Berry Cobbler’ and more, every recipe embodies the flavorful charm of home cooking at its finest. Full color photographs of the majority of dishes illustrate this wonderful addition to practical cookbook collections. Many of the recipes, such as the quick and tasty ‘Scallop Pesto Crostini,’ are especially ideal to whip up for parties and other gatherings!”

        —The Midwest Book Review, The Cookbook Shelf

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882408880
Publisher:
Pruett Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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Short & Simple Family Recipes


By Amy Roloff

Westwiinds Press

Copyright © 2012 Amy Roloff
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780882408880

Baguette French toast with fresh jam

“I love making this special French toast either before church or something to really look forward to when we come back home. It makes for a very special twist to French toast for brunch. To keep my kids in the groove of waking up at a decent time on Saturday during the school year, the smell of French toast and sweet fruit will often do it. This is a special breakfast to make when company is over, or more often, when the kids have friends spending the night and I need them to wake up. My family loves the mornings when this French toast is made.”  --- Amy Roloff



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What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“. . . Amy’s collection of basic recipes should find a good home on any busy family’s shelf. . . . Cooks will appreciate the inclusion of a recommended list of pantry essentials; moms will appreciate the “Kid’s Corner” section, a collection of easy recipes that Amy has made with her children, to connect with them while teaching them to cook. . . . Amy’s personal stories throughout the book, including the introductions at the beginning of each chapter, are as welcoming and comforting as the recipes themselves.”
Hilary Daninhirsch, ForeWord Reviews

I've had the pleasure of sharing a kitchen and cooking with Amy. She's not only knowledgeable in her use of ingredients, preparation, and execution, she also adds an immense amount of love to every recipe. What a joy to work with! Having a child of my own, I can tell you I’ll be making many of the recipes in this book for my family. 

         Chef Alex Eusebio, Top Chef, Season 5, Bravo-TV; Owner/Chef, Sweetsalt Food Shop

“Short and Simple Family Recipes lives up to its title with an extensive assortment of delicious, nutritious, and easy-to-prepare dishes suitable for prospective cooks of all skill and experience levels. From ‘Mushroom Goat Cheese Puffs’ to ‘Berry Pancakes,’ ‘Southwestern Slaw,’ ‘Tilapia with Homemade Pesto & Quinoa,’ ‘Roloff Farm Rustic Peach & Berry Cobbler’ and more, every recipe embodies the flavorful charm of home cooking at its finest. Full color photographs of the majority of dishes illustrate this wonderful addition to practical cookbook collections. Many of the recipes, such as the quick and tasty ‘Scallop Pesto Crostini,’ are especially ideal to whip up for parties and other gatherings!”

        —The Midwest Book Review, The Cookbook Shelf

 

Amy’s second home is her kitchen. She’s my go-to friend when I need that extra “oomph” to make a great meal. I’m not a great cook, but I can’t wait to try the many recipes in this book, so that when I bring guests together, they will think that I am! 

                              Jason Kennedy, Host, E! Entertainment

Amy has a natural talent for creating simplistic meals. Her meals are quick, convenient, and tasty without compromising quality. Her cookbook brings the family back to the dinner table, regardless of a hectic schedule. Her love of cooking and sharing her recipes her family loves can now be shared at your family gatherings.

                              Dahli Schulberg, Manager , Longbottom Catering, Oregon

Meet the Author

Amy Roloff is well-known to millions of fans from TLC's family-friendly reality TV show, Little People, Big World where audiences have watched her family face obstacles, overcome challenges, and live their lives on camera, as well as watch Amy prepare meals for her family over the past seven years. Amy may be little, but she is making a BIG difference in the world in many ways. Business woman, inspirational speaker, TV star, philanthropist, farm owner, author, and mom are just a few words that describe this one-of-a-kind woman. Amy realized her passion for people and for helping others reach their potential as a kid growing up. Her challenges, experiences as a little person, and successes as a graduate with a BSBA from Central Michigan University in Personnel and Hospitality, an early education teacher, manager of a soccer club, youth team soccer coach, television star, and charity foundation head are some of the ways that she has naturally inspired and touched people lives. She has made a difference and wants to know that others can make a difference too. In preparing the cookbook, TLC’s production company filmed her in her kitchen as she tested recipes and worked with the food photographer as he shot pictures of the plated food for the cookbook. The filming continued during a meeting with the publisher as they discussed the forthcoming cookbook with Amy and the food photographer. These four special one-hour programs of Little People, Big World are being aired during 2012 and leading up to the publication of SHORT & SIMPLE FAMILY RECIPES. Besides being a masterful home cook, Amy has made four appearances on Rachael Ray’s program where they have cooked food together. She has done a number of cooking demonstrations at public events such as The Bite of Oregon. Amy is also a paid public speaker, traveling throughout the country spreading awareness about acceptance and bullying. The Amy Roloff Charity Foundation helps children and families in need, and a portion of the cookbook proceeds will go to her charity. Amy, her husband Matt, and their children live on a farm near Portland, Oregon.

Rick Schafer's career in photography began with a ten-year apprenticeship under renowned photographer, Ray Atkeson. Schafer's work has been published internationally over the last twenty years. Recent works include these exhibit format books: Oregon IV; Our Portland; Oregon Golf; Magnificent Places: Oregon Coast; and Portrait of Oregon.

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Short and Simple Family Recipes: By Amy Roloff of Little People, Big World 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cannot wait to really dive in but from what I have seen so far, I know I won't be disappointed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ordered this for my wife since she is a big Roloff fan! Being someone who watches the show you should know that Amy is a self-professed bad cook so we found it intriguing that she would put a cookbook out. There are some simple beginners ideas in here but not really a good "cookbook". Still worth the look, we are using some of her ideas for appetizers though. Maybe they will be on Pinterest soon.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago