Family Caregiver's Cookbook: Easy-Fix Recipes For Busy Family Caregivers

Family Caregiver's Cookbook: Easy-Fix Recipes For Busy Family Caregivers

by Harriet Hodgson


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You’re in the caregiving trenches and barely make it through the day, let alone have the energy to prepare fancy meals. But meals don’t have to be fancy or hard to make in order to be delicious, nutritious, and healthy. Harriet Hodgson, a dedicated home cook, former food writer, and family caregiver, wanted to fix delicious meals for her disabled husband. A creative cook, Harriet adapted favorite family recipes and created new ones for this book, reducing salt, fat, and sugar. Personal stories add to the recipes and each one ends with “Caregiver Tips.” You’ll get tips on how to stock your pantry, speed shop for groceries, understand the effects of sodium, and practice food safety. The book is set in larger print that makes it easy to read. Treat your loved one—and yourself—to these easy-fix, delicious, and satisfying recipes. Make every meal a celebration of life!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608081608
Publisher: Boutique of Quality Books
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Series: Family Caregivers Series
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Harriet Hodgson has been a freelance writer for 37 years and is the author of 35 books, including eight grief resources. She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and the Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support. Hodgson is a Contributing Writer for The Caregiver Space website, Open to Hope Foundation website, and The Grief Toolbox website. She speaks at caregiving conferences, has appeared on more than 185 talk shows, including CBS Radio, and dozens of television stations, including CNN. A popular speaker, she has given presentatoins at public health, Alzheimer's and bereavement conferences. Hodgson's work is cited in Who's Who of American Women, World Who's Who of Women, Contemporary Authors, and other directories. She lives in Rochester, Minnesota with her husband, John. Please visit for more information about this busy author and grandmother.

Table of Contents

The Recipes xiii

Preface 1

Stocking Your Pantry 7

Speed Shopping Tips 10

Chapter 1 Soup Today! 13

Lemony Artichoke Soup 14

Tomato-Basil Soup with Shells 16

Roasted Red Pepper Soup 18

Quick New England Clam "Chowdah" 20

Fiesta Mexicano Soup 22

Mushroom-Ginger Soup 24

Cowboy Chili with a Jolt of Java 26

Minnesota Wild Rice and Chicken Soup 29

Chapter 2 Five-Star Salads 31

Chinese Noodle Salad with Pea Pods and Walnuts 32

Spinach, Orange, and Avocado Salad 34

Chopped BLT Salad with Blue Cheese 36

Pea and Cheddar Chunk Salad 38

Beefsteak Tomato and Feta Salad with Fresh Basil 40

Pear, Walnut, and Dried Cranberry Salad 42

Mixed Greens with Lemon and Oregano Vinaigrette 44

Lettuce Wedge with Roquefort Crumble Dressing 46

Sweet Carrot Salad with Blueberries 48

Muffuletta-Style Pasta Salad 50

Chapter 3 Meat Magic 53

The Best Meatloaf in the World 54

Easy Swedish Meatballs 57

Coffee Rub for Meat 59

Cube Steaks with Roquefort Sauce 61

Beef Burgundy 63

Teriyaki Skewers 65

Beef Picadillo with Mexican Rice 67

Lamb Burgers a la Athens 69

Glazed Pork Tenderloin 71

Little Beef or Pork Sliders 73

Center-Cut Ham Slice with Citrus Sauce 75

Heavenly Wine Spaghetti 77

Grilled Steak Topped with Herb Butter 79

Chapter 4 Fish and Shellfish 81

Deviled Crab in Shells 82

Mexican Fish and Vegetable Packets 84

Confetti Tuna 86

Crispy Cod with Potato Chip Topping 88

Grilled Sesame Salmon 90

Bay Scallops and Garlic Pasta 92

Tangy Salmon Burgers 94

Shrimp and Pasta Delight 96

Drunken Shrimp 98

Holiday Oyster Stew 100

Chapter 5 Adaptable Eggs 103

Mini Breakfast Pizzas 104

Red Pepper, Onion, and Mushroom Frittata 106

Chicken and Mushroom Crepes 108

Sweet, Soothing Custard 111

Fried Rice with Scrambled Eggs 113

Buongiorno Eggs and Spaghetti 115

Curried Egg Salad with Cashews 117

Bacon and Cheese Strata 119

Eggs in Creole Sauce 121

Pastry Bread Pudding 123

Chapter 6 Poultry Dishes 127

Mexican Chicken Casserole 128

Chicken Paillards with Artichokes, Tomatoes, and Cheese 130

Quick Chick Casserole 132

Chicken, Zucchini, and Orzo 135

California-Style Chicken Burgers with Lettuce, Tomato, and Avocado 137

Turkey, Quinoa, and Grape Salad 139

Healthier Turkey Tetrazzini 141

Kentucky Hot Brown Turkey Sandwich 143

Stir-Fried Turkey and Pea Pods in Apricot Sauce 146

Country Captain with Ground Chicken or Turkey 148

Chapter 7 Vegetable Rainbow 151

Steak House Carrots and Onions 152

Thelma's Rolled Mushroom Sandwiches 154

Fresh Tomato Sauce for Pasta 157

Baked Tomatoes Crowned with Spinach 159

Artichoke, Mushroom, and Red Pepper Casserole 161

Easiest Mashed Potatoes Ever 164

Red Pepper Dip for Veggies 166

Roasted Asparagus Bacon Bundles 168

Greek Vegetable Skewers 170

Pasta Primavera with Olive Tapenade 172

Orange-Glazed Carrots 174

Cheesy Spinach-Stuffed Baked Potatoes 176

Chapter 8 Fabulous Fruits 179

Fragrant Apple-Cinnamon Galette 181

Brittany Pork Chops with Bacon, Apples, and Onions 184

Pears Drenched in Red Wine 186

Scandinavian Fruit "Soup" 188

Crunchy Pear and Chicken Salad 190

Red and Green Grapes in Sour Cream Sauce 192

Mandarin Orange Almond Chicken 194

Strawberry Trifle with Pound Cake and Jam 197

Fresh Fruit Compote 200

Apricot and Almond Rice 202

Chapter 9 Muffins and Breads 205

Surprise Corn Muffins 207

Chocolate Dessert Waffles 209

Pumpkin and Spice Pancakes 211

Granny Smith's Apple-Dapple Muffins 213

Giant Herbed Popovers 215

Marmalade Muffins with Orange Drizzle 217

Cheesy Buttermilk Drop Biscuits 219

Very British Yorkshire Pudding 221

Parmesan Toasts 223

Chapter 10 Sweet Tooth 225

Fudgy Pudding 226

Raspberry Panna Cotta 228

Italian Biscuit Tortoni 230

Harriet's Double Almond Cookies 232

Chocolate-Cherry Biscotti 235

Peruvian Hot Chocolate 238

Fresh Strawberry Pie 240

Old-Fashioned Coconut Squares 242

Orange and Cinnamon Dessert Sauce 244

Luscious Raspberry-Ricotta Parfaits 246


A Sodium Facts 249

B Cooking Tips 253

C Food Safety 257

Bibliography 261

About the Author, Nutrition Consultant, and Photographer 265

Index 267

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