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Made With Love: The Meals On Wheels Family Cookbook Hardcover – September 18, 2012
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About the Author
Enid Borden is the president and CEO of Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA), a position she's held for over 20 years. In this capacity, she has visited hundreds of MOW programs around the US and delivered hundreds of meals. But most important, she has delivered on a promise she made when she took the helm of the organization--to work tirelessly on behalf of America's hungry seniors.
Top Customer Reviews
There are some star recipes that I have flagged as my favorites.
Marshall Chapman's West African Peanut Soup with Chicken will definitely be made frequently in my house. It was healthy, hearty, and easy to make. There were absolutely no leftovers that night - it's the kind of dish you think about days after it's eaten.
Fran Drescher's House Chicken recipe was very simple, but impressively flavorful and I wouldn't hesitate serving it to guests. I bet the leftovers would be great sandwich material.
Susan Orleans' Sugar & Spiced Baked Shrimp had a delightful crisp coating and an explosion of flavor when eaten. The sweet and spicy created good contrast, I loved that recipe.
Joan Rivers' recipe made me laugh for days. But I won't reveal what it is!
There are stories and recipes from all sorts of cool celebrities and a photo illustrating almost every dish. I'll be giving this as a gift to my parents and grandparents, it's a great family cookbook that I know will get a lot of use.
Now, the cookbook! It's a collection of recipes by people with different levels of skill in the kitchen. The recipes are mostly family favorites or easy entertaining type dishes with a few more complicated recipes by more serious and even professional cooks. There is no nutritional information with any of the recipes, but there is a fair amount of gorgeous color photography of the finished dishes. The contributors are a mix of CEO, business and community leaders, politicians and their wives, and popular performers from television, the movies and music.
There are some definite standouts, like the Crab Cheesecake, the West African Peanut Soup with Chicken and the Bread and Butter pudding. There are also recipes that are so easy or just so funny because of how they are presented that they aren't really recipes at all, but rather an admission the contributor isn't really a home cook. My husband loves the very homey recipes and has a mix of favorites as well, such as the Cheese Grits Souffle, and he's looking forward to trying some of the barbecue recipes this summer.
My teenage daughter absolutely enjoyed this cookbook too, and chuckled over Joan River's recipe for toast, and laughed out loud at Big Bird's inclusion under desserts.
Do I recommend it? Absolutely. It's a handsome book, a great gift and does have some really great recipes. I know what my daughter would love to do is have her own copy and try to get it autographed by various contributors.
[The book reviewed was provided to me at no cost for the purposes of review. I received no other compensation, and my review is my honest opinion of this book.]
Grandma found a dozen or more things to try - Marcia Lieberman's Honey Cake is calling my name - unless it is derailed by The Best And Easiest Chocolate Cake! I found only a very few recipes that I have elsewhere. Even better, the proceeds from Made With Love: The Meals On Wheels Family Cookbook go to support the Meals on Wheels program. The food deliveries to house bound seniors that Meals on Wheels makes in more than 5000 communities here in the US is often the key factor in allowing our elderly to remain in their own homes.
Grandma's $0.02 - Great program, great book! Two thumbs up!
Many of the meals are comfort food. For instance, there are six different chili recipes, from white to traditional, and three different meatball recipes. You'll find only four seafood entrées, although I can easily make the case that Susan Orleans' Sugar and Spice Baked Shrimp could be used as a main course instead of as an appetizer. Ann LePage (First Lady of Maine) contributes a yeast-based oatmeal bread that is almost identical to my all-time favorite bread recipes, except in true New England fashion she uses maple syrup as a mild sweetener instead of brown sugar. Linda Berns, a personal chef with CustomKosher, supplies some much needed healthier recipes. Food stylist Aran Goyoaga provides an unusual gluten-free milk pudding made with quinoa. Marshall Chapman contributes a must-try recipe, West African Peanut Soup with Chicken.
I found that all the recipes were relatively easy to prepare, and most required ordinary ingredients.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
really great recipes and your purchase helps Meals on WheelsPublished 17 months ago by Barbara Duehn
Wonderful recipes and great pictures. I've made many of the recipes and all have been fabulous.Published on August 1, 2014 by Amazon Customer
I haven't tried anything in it yet, but I actually forgot I had it and will take a closer look at it today.Published on January 8, 2014 by B. Green
Great cookbook with interesting meals from a few famous people who are interested in serving others through Meals on Wheels. Read morePublished on December 7, 2013 by D. Prescott
I purchased this book because I am thinking of serving for Meals On Wheels program ~ so I wanted to support them and I love cookbooks ~ the book has allot of yummy recipes, haven't... Read morePublished on February 28, 2013 by nancy
Shipped promptly and is as was advertised. Joan Rivers recipe for toast is just like her. I was not impressed.Published on February 18, 2013 by Janice Bauer
This book was purchased as a gift, for myself and for a friend, and neither of us have been disappointed.Published on January 24, 2013 by gwenever
Easy to read, nice pictures, love the fact that i can get a cookbook and help Meals on Wheels, a great organizationPublished on January 22, 2013 by Melodee Cheshire