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Recipes, Roses & Rhyme

Romantic Sentiments

Easy Recipes

A Gift to Treasure

An ideal "extra" to top off a shower or wedding gift package.

Compiled by Portia Little

Metal spiral bound, soft cover, 78 Pages, Compact size of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2,

ISBN# 0-9663066-0-0

Usually shipped within 2 days.



Fantastic Fudge Pie

by Portia Little


A rich, soft, chocolaty dessert you can whip up in no time at all. Serve warm topped with vanilla ice cream


1/2 cup butter or margarine

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1-ounce packets pre-melted unsweetened chocolate, or 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, melted

1/2 cup flour


Preheat oven to 375. With electric mixer, beat butter or margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, beat 2 minutes longer on high speed. Mix in flour and chocolate just until blended. Spread in a 9-inch greased pie pan. Bake 20 minutes in glass pan or 15 minutes in metal pan. Cool slightly before serving. Makes 6-8 servings.


Cookbook Adds Romantic Flavor to Gift Giving!

Recipes, Roses & Rhyme

Recipes, Roses & Rhyme is a lovely answer to the dilemma of what-to-give for that special occasion. With its stylish cover adorned with a red rose-- the very symbol of romance--this compact book  doubles as a unique greeting card when placed with a gift package. Romantic and humorous verse from poets such as Rumi, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Christopher Marlowe, and Ogden Nash adorns every other page along with a sketch of a rose. This unique book adds a romantic touch to that bottle of wine, box of chocolates or occasional gift.

Handy Recipe Resource for the New Bride or Novice Cook!

Recipes, Roses and Rhyme is divided into three sections:  Sweet Things, Delectable Main Dishes, and Enticing Extras. Its easy  recipes, many of which can be prepared in less than 15 minutes, come from the best of a recipe collection enjoyed for over 30 years by the author. Classic dishes such as earthy bread pudding and fragrant strawberry pie complement innovative recipes such as nacho supper and orange marmalade chicken. Serving ideas and suggestions for preparing ahead and freezing are featured.

Author Review:

    Portia Little Food columnist, editor and feature writer for newspapers and magazines, Portia Little is an expert at food and fun.
    Pursuing her passion for great food, Little decided to make a career of food writing. Her fervor brought her to deciding to pen her own cookbooks. Not wanting to be another Rachael Ray, Little decided to create her own niche by writing souvenir cookbooks. They are small spiral-bound cookbooks that are filled with delicious recipes, as well as other interests of the author. Deciding to self-publish, she claimed complete control over her cookbooks, and what a delight they are.
(Jennifer Wickes, food writer)

"Recipes Roses & Rhyme"
Some of my favorite recipes from this book are: Fresh Apple Cake, Chicken Salad with Grapes, Four-Layer Blueberry Dessert and Oven Roast Potatoes.
    Each recipe is preceded by a quote from a poem. Shakespeare, Robert Burns, Percy Bysshe Shelley and more penned some of the quotes you will see.
    Her recipes are easy-to-follow and delicious. They do not require unusual ingredients or equipment. Just great food that bring her family favorites to your plate.

"The Easy Vegetarian"
Some of my favorite recipes from this book are: Fresh Peach Crumble, Roasted Vegetables, and Tomato Bruschetta.
    Again, Portia finds fitting quotes to precede each recipe, bringing her love of food and literature together. You will find quotes from the Bible, Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, as well as others.
   With this book, you can create healthy meals for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike!

"New England Seashore Recipes & Rhyme"
After numerous vacations to New England, Portia decided to create this little nugget of some of New England's favorite recipes.
    Some of my favorite recipes from this book are: Brandied Apple Pie, Lime Grilled Salmon, Sweet Potato Biscuits and Quick Zucchini Pancakes.
    Each recipe is preceded by a quote from New England Poetry, which help create the atmosphere of being in New England when one cannot.
    Her recipes make you feel like you have gone to the shore.

"Lusty Limericks & Luscious Desserts"
Some of my favorite recipes from this book are: Kahlua Cake, Pineapple Macadamia Charlotte and a Hummingbird Cake.
    Each recipe is preceded by some racy limericks, as the title suggests. They are all in good taste and quite funny.
    These tasty desserts will have you on a romantic adventure of your own!

"Finger Lakes Food, Fact & Fancy"
Having lived in the Finger Lake region of New York State for years, why not pen a book on the experience? Anyone who has been to the region knows of the beautiful landscape, the delicious award-winning wines, and a slower life that makes trips there so enjoyable.
   Some of my favorite recipes from this book are: Keuka Lake Wine Cake, The Spiedie and Harvest Carrot and Walnut Soup.
   Each recipe is preceded by facts concerning upstate New York. Some of them are amusing, others are very interesting, but in every case, you learn to appreciate this area much more.
   These recipes make you feel as if you have traveled to the Finger Lakes on a weekend trip.

About the Author

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Portia Little


The author, Portia Little, has been a food columnist, editor, and feature writer. She has contributed to magazines and newspapers including Bon Appetit, The Boston Globe, Boston Herald and Granite State News. Most recently Portia was editor of CALSnews for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell. Little, who lives in Ithaca, NY, is also a resident of the seashore town of Jamestown, RI. A graduate of Syracuse University with degrees in journalism and home economics, she is a master's degree candidate at Clark University in Worcester, MA.

Other books

by Portia Little:

Bread Pudding Bliss

The Easy Vegetarian

New England Seashore Recipes and Rhymes

Lusty Limericks and Luscious Desserts

Finger Lakes: Food, Fact & Fancy

A Little Romance makes a welcome gift


Recipes, Roses and Rhyme


This pocket or purse size take-it-with-you cookbook includes12 recipes each for "Sweet Things", "Delectable Main Dishes" and "Enticing Extras" for a total of 36 delightful and easy-to-prepare romantic recipes. To keep flames doing more than cooking food, romantic poetry has been tucked in between the recipes. A perfect idea for new brides and anyone who would like to fan the fires with a little help from the kitchen. 





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