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“. . . 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.
—The Midwest Book Review, The Cookbook Shelf
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.
I love recipes that are normal food....not fancy things that my family would not enjoy. Great job Amy Rolof!Published 12 days ago by Connie Cummins
I love the Roloff family. This is a very nice cookbook. Recipes, pictures and reading about the whole family. I enjoyed this cookbook very much!Published 14 days ago by Sandra
Excellent cookbook, shares about her family and has wonderful recipes too.Published 18 days ago by James T. Smith
I cannot brag more about this cookbook! Easy to use with ingredients already in the pantry. It is also fun and informative. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sandy Corder
OMG if ever there was a book that is great this is it. It's what we eat. I love it.Published 2 months ago by Donna Read