EVERYTHING FAMILY &
"Mother of Family Ideas"
Songs, Prayers, Speeches and Sentiments
American comfort food recipes
Dedicated to all those affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy.
to the victims, heroes, and those left behind.
Compiled by Portia Little
Metal spiral bound, soft cover, 78 Pages, Compact size of 4
1/4" x 5 1/2,
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meanings that stand through time
"With malice toward none, with charity
for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the
right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the
March 3, 1865
Other books by Portia Little:
Roses & Rhyme
Seashore Recipes & Rhyme
Limericks & Luscious Desserts
Finger Lakes Food, Fact & Fancy
A salute to
those who cherish freedom and justice
Bless America, Land that I Love:
words to American songs, pledges, prayers, speeches and famous
quotes from George M. Cohan to Abraham Lincoln and from Woodie
Guthrie to John F. Kennedy.
A bit of
American Humor is featured to turn tears to laughter.
for Comfort Foods include:
Chip Butterscotch Bars
A Note from Kas:
is especially dear to me because Portia has included my mother's
recipe for All-American Apple Pie. ENJOY!!
(Use pre-made pastry for two crust pie or the
pastry recipe below)
6 cups (about) Granny Smith apples, peeled and
cut into pieces
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons butter, divided
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Extra sugar and cinnamon for topping.
Place apple pieces in pie shell. Combine sugar
and flour; spread over apples. Dot with 1 1.2 teaspoons butter pieces and
sprinkle with cinnamon. Place top crust over apples and crimp edges to seal
Cut slits for steam to escape (can for an apple, or the letter A). Dab 1/2
teaspoon butter over pastry top. Sprinkle with a little sugar and cinnamon.
Bake at 400 degrees, 50-60 minutes.
(Pastry: Combine 2 cups flour with 1 teaspoon
salt in bowl. Add 1/2 cup oil and 6 tablespoons ice water. Stir together
just until blended; do not overmix. Divide in half and roll out.)
About the Author
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.
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
well as other interests of the author. Deciding to self-publish, she
claimed complete control over her cookbooks, and what a delight they
(Jennifer Wickes, food writer)
"Recipes Roses &
Some of my favorite recipes from this book are: Fresh Apple Cake,
Chicken Salad with Grapes, Four-Layer Blueberry Dessert and Oven
Each recipe is preceded by a quote from a poem. Shakespeare,
Burns, Percy Bysshe Shelley and more penned some of the quotes you
Her recipes are easy-to-follow and delicious. They do not
require unusual ingredients or equipment. Just great food that bring
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
the Bible, Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, as well as others.
With this book, you can create healthy meals for
vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike!
Seashore Recipes & Rhymes"
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
Each recipe is preceded by a quote from New England Poetry,
which help create the atmosphere of being in New England when one
Her recipes make you feel like you have gone to the
"Lusty Limericks &
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!
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
them are amusing, others are very interesting, but in every case,
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.