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About the Author

Meg Favreau is a writer, comedian, food enthusiast, and one-time eating-contest winner living in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared on sites including the Huffington Post, McSweeney’s, and the Smart Set, and she serves as senior editor of the frugal-living and personal-finance site Wise Bread. Meg dedicates this book to her grandmother, whose pie-making skills remain unrivaled, and her mother, who once said, “I want the dedication in your first book to be ‘To my mother, who always believed in me.’” (It’s true.)

Michael E. Reali is a fervent photographer, intermittent painter, incidental mosaicist, desultory traveler, casual gourmand, and practiced chef who once spent a night trapped on a mountainside in Greece with a bull. A native of Philadelphia, his work can be seen on murals throughout the city as well as in the book Old Man Drinks, an assignment that landed him much acclaim and a stint at Betty Ford. 

Mr. Reali possesses a degree in fine art as well as an extra bit of pancreas, making him a curiosity of modern medicine. All of Mr. Reali’s proceeds from this book will go to his favorite charity: The Feed Mike Reali Fund.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
What the Heck Happened to Food?
Breakfasts and Coffee Klatch
Soups, Salads, and Casseroles
Appetizers and Refreshments
Suppers and Side Dishes
Sweets and Treats
Selected Bibliography
Index of Recipes
About the Author and Photographer
Acknowledgments
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Quirk Books (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594745188
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594745188
  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 0.7 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #591,951 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Just browsing through Little Old Lady Recipes brings a smile to your face if you grew up in the 40s, 50s or early 60s because you are likely to see some of your favorite dishes.No calorie counts or nutritional information in the pages here, just simple but satisfying recipes for a wide range of dishes that hail from a time when food was made with love and lots of lard.
We love the simplicity of this book, where most of the recipes have no more than 5 or 6 ingredients. How about eggs in a nest for breakfast or tuna salad sandwich with refrigerator pickles for lunch? Pot roast is among the many ultimate comfort food suppers offered here, along with a good array of classic sweets, including Lemon Meringue Pie, Molasses cookies and Homemade Ice Cream.Little Old Lady Recipes provides great inspiration for fixing those work-weary days when you wonder, what shall I cook and in the pages here you can find comforting food ideas that will remind you of a kinder, gentler time.
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I love the pictures of the little old ladies - cute idea! Makes the cookbook personable, like you're really using Mabel's recipe for whatever... However, I've tried a few of the recipes and honestly, who makes candied sweet potatoes with fresh sweet potatoes? I always use a can, so did my mom and my grandma. It's easier and cheaper. Also, some of the recipes are VERY salty... especially the deviled eggs. So leave the salt out or half it - just a warning.
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Have you ever wished that your grandma had left you a book filled with her favorite tried and tested recipes? Little Old Lady Recipes is like a family heirloom you never had. This little hard cover volume is full of wit and wisdom from ladies who have lived and learned. They have lots of sound (and fun) advice like, "To be bored is to be boring" and "When in doubt, take a covered dish." I also really enjoyed the pictures of the sweet ladies in their own kitchens cooking up a batch of love and goodness.

All of the recipes in Little Old Lady Recipes are time tested and solid and will possibly bring back some treasured memories. There are ideas for every time of the day, from Blueberry Muffins and Applesauce for breakfast to Pound Cake and Lemon Meringue Pie for dessert. Little Old Lady Recipes would be a wonderful gift to anyone young or old that appreciates good old home cooking!
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This book is amazing!Quirky maxims underneath the recipes submitted by each one of the authors.Original recipes without running to the store to grab a food item or a spice none of us has ever heard of.Brings me back to the days I spent time with my grandmother in the kitchen,including her maxims.This is one of the most cherished recipe books in our kitchen now.Thanks!
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Love the idea, but some of the recipes didn't have enough detail to actually cook them. The book. Is small and precious, but that made the font very small and my little old lady mom could not read it.
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This is a fun little recipe book that gives you a nice variety of recipes as well as a nostalgic feeling when you read it. I'm looking forward to cooking some of the foods this holiday season and being reminded of my grandmother and just the nice feeling of family and American traditions.
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I was intrigued by this book when I saw that it included recipes which often appear at "church socials." As a member of a guild at my church that does an enormous amount of cooking and serving of food, I wanted to see just which recipes it included. Then, as a test, I made the chocolate chip cookies for our next coffee hour....
...and they got rave reviews. I brought the book to our next meeting and all the women agreed that they liked the pictures (many of them looked remarkably like us!), the sayings (we've been known to deliver a line or two ourselves) and, of course, the recipes. At least two of the women there took down the information to get a copy of their own.
My only suggestion is that it would be more useful in the kitchen if it had a spiral binding. Because the book is fairly compact and has a hard cover binding, it's difficult keeping it open to a recipe page, but there are ways around that. All in all, a delightful "comfort book" filled with all sorts of "comfort food."
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I am so glad I threw this in my Amazon shopping cart with another purchase. It not only has some wonderful recipes but the humor in reading them and the side notes that are made between recipes made my wife and I laugh over and over again. This is a very well put together little cook book that is also an enjoyable read. I recommend it highly. Curtis
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