||Tate Publishing, LLC
||June 10, 2008
Barnes & Noble.com
Tate Publishing, LLC
The perfect cookbook for the "offspring" of "baby boomers."
"That's good but it isn't quite right," laments Martha Cheves, as she delves into another recipe perfecting extravaganza.
Find out why her food testers celebrate these all-too often occasions in Stir, Laugh, Repeat . Following her passion for cooking and in hot pursuit of just the right taste, Martha Cheves, composed one hundred recipes for cooks of all ages that are sure to satiate appetites of any kind. Try her quick and easy bacon, egg, and cheese mini pies for breakfast; rabbit food sandwich for a healthy, take-to-the-office lunch; mustard pork chops for a zesty twist that still satisfies the meat and potato man; and whip up her renown banana puddin' as a sweet end to a satisfying day. Sprinkled amongst timeless southern dishes are practical tips to help any beginner baker cook like a pro while learning from Martha's tales of kitchen woes. Feast on Stir, Laugh, Repeat today and let your experimental imagination sizzle with delight as you try your hand at Martha's suggested variations.
I hate meatloaf! I think it has to do with the texture of the meat when everything is mixed together. But most men love it. I wonder why. Well, to compromise and give my man friend something he likes, plus give myself something I like, I added - you got it - cheese.
Mark William Allison, MBA, MC Johnson & Wales University
"Martha has written a delightful cookery book of inspired family recipes that are easy to recreate in your own home. The stories that accompany each recipe will have you smiling, laughing, and remembering similar circumstances in your own life I'm sure."
Christine Strzepek Pastry Chef and Owner of Down Home Baking Company
"Martha's book is wonderful! I have hundreds of cookbooks but none compare to the sharing of a mother. Cooking is not just about preparing food but the sharing of experiences. Martha has truly gifted us with a recipe for life."
Carol Brooks, Ph.D Belmont Abbey College
If you didn't grow up learning to cook, if you never sat on a stool in your mama's kitchen and listened to her stories of meals and dishes she learned when she was young, if you never, ever change a recipe for the delight of experimentation, then this book is for you! Martha Cheves invites you into her kitchen and her life as she offers up superb dishes with a history. You want to be right there watching as she cooks, shares with neighbors, plans a meal for a weekend away, gives practical tips for the kitchen, and nudges you through her stories to try her banana puddin', potato soup, country style beef, and on and on. This book is packed with recipes for fruit, veggies, meats, breads, and desserts. You will never read a cookbook in which the author admits to not liking a dish, and then sets about concocting delicious new ways to make it so interesting that she ends up liking it. And you will too! I've already tried and enjoyed her recipe for squash patties. You will never read a cookbook in which the author encourages you to change the recipe! That's what used to happen in Mama's kitchen. That's what really learning to cook is all about.
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Reader Reviews for "Stir, Laugh, Repeat"
|Reviewed by Eileen Thornton
|Stir, Laugh, Repeat
Finding Joy While Playing in the Kitchen
By Martha A Cheves
I found this to be a most enjoyable cookery book. Not only are the recipes delicious, but also they are so very easy to follow and I love the stories that appear at the end of each recipe.
One of the things that appealed to me was that Martha uses basic ingredients, the kind you would find in your store cupboard at home. There is no need for a trip to the high-class food stores to find some exotic ingredient for a special recipe that you know you will never use again. Yet the end result is just as delicious as anything you might have spent hours working over a hot stove for.
Also Martha rounds off each recipe with a Tip. Sometimes the tips are about the preceding recipe, while others are there simply for good measure. Either way, they are both useful and sensible and made me wonder ‘why on earth didn’t I think of that?’
This is a cookery book I will refer to over and over again.
|Reviewed by Deb Hockenberry
|TITLE: Stir, Laugh, Repeat: Finding Joy While Playing In The Kitchen
AUTHOR: Martha A. Cheves
COPYRIGHT: 2008 by Martha A. Cheves
PUBLISHER: Tate Publishing & Enterprises <http://www.tatepublishing.com>
Move over Rachel. Move over Paula. Make room for Martha Cheves! In her new cookbook, ‘Stir, Laugh, Repeat: Finding Joy While Playing In The Kitchen’ there are easy meals for everybody and every tastebud.
In each recipe you’ll find helpful tips plus stories about Martha’s family, food testers and about Martha herself. Because of these humorous stories and kitchen tips, not only is ‘Stir, Laugh, Repeat: Finding Joy While Playing In The Kitchen’ is also a great book to read!
All of Martha’s recipes can be converted to any kind of diet that you might be on easily. I even found some that look like they would work in my crockpot. This cookbook is a must-have for anyone who either likes to cook or just eat!
To find out more about Martha, visit her website at: http://www.marthaskitchenkorner.com/index.html. You can order ‘Stir, Laugh, Repeat: Finding Joy While Playing In The Kitchen’ there. If you prefer, you can go directly to the publisher’s website at: http://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=978-1-60462-818-0.
|Reviewed by A. Stewart
|A Cookbook for Everyone.
Stir, Laugh, Repeat by Martha A. Cheves is an old-fashioned cookbook, full of recipes like your mother used to make; the recipes are practical, easy and made with everyday ingredients. This is not a book filled with overly fancy, posh recipes that will break the budget; this Martha writes for the ordinary, everyday cook.
The book has a simple layout, easy to understand instructions and is filled with appetizing recipes; the author’s culinary art is a lovely hodgepodge of sweets, dinners, veggie dishes and tasty nibbles. You get a range of yummy dessert delights from Banana Pudding to Key Lime Pie and mouth-watering main meals such as Red Beans and Rice with Smoked Sausage or Baked Spaghetti. And peppered throughout the book are assorted savouries such as Creamy Potato Salad, Meatloaf Muffins, Sticky Biscuits, and Monkey Bread.
Each recipe comes accompanied with a helpful and engaging explanation, with comments and background any cook can appreciate, and some come with useful tips and variations. They are not excessively time consuming, and easily lend themselves to adaptation (a beneficial thing when you have dietary restrictions as I do).
Stir, Laugh, Repeat is an excellent cookbook, for beginner cooks to the more experienced, and one I recommend.