“. . . 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
About the Author
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.
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.