Synopses & Reviews
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 and 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.
"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
About the Author
Amy and her family live on a one hundred and nine acre farm nestled among some rolling hills just outside of Portland, Oregon. The property originally consisted of a beat up old farmhouse, a broken down barn, and an overgrown peach orchard. Amy would have been comfortable with a beautiful home they had found in the city, but her husband Matt, was drawn to the rural life. "He had a dream" — a vision of what this property could be, their ideal home. While Amy managed their growing family, Matt set out to make their dream come true. He envisioned a working farm, but also a magical place for his children. During the early years he built a Tom-Sawyer-like adventure land with a huge pirate ship, a three-story tree fort and a marvelous Western Town (complete with underground tunnels)! Later he added a soccer field, in ground pool, and other imaginative structures to play on. He continues adding to the farm every year. Today, Roloff Farms is a successful agricultural business, event center, and major tourist destination during pumpkin season.
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.
Table of Contents
Breakfast or Brunch
Lite Lunch Fare
Time to Gather: Family Meals
Sweet Endings & Baked Goodness