“. . . 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.” —Chef Alex Eusebio, Top Chef, Season 5, Bravo-TV; Owner/Chef, Sweetsalt Food Shop “Short and Simple Family Recipes
—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.
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