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A Cookbook for Grampa

by:
William J. Gillard (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-2539-4 ©2005
Price: $13.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 123 pages
Category/Subject: COOKING / General

A “How To” manual for making kid-friendly, nutritious meals with fun for all in the preparation as well as the eating.

Abstract:
There is a tremendously important social phenomenon unfolding in the United States, and there are few books dealing with the subject in creative, interesting, and helpful ways. It has to do with the huge and growing numbers of grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren for many hours of every week or even around the clock every single day.

Grampas in particular need good guidance in order to give good guidance. This book is aimed specifically at them and it relates to one of the most important functions of caregivers: buying and preparing nutritious but kid-friendly meals, and having fun, too, with lots of participation by everyone.

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Customer Reviews

  Great gift idea for Grampa!! , 10/30/2005
Reviewer: Gina
I bought this for my friend's grandfather and now I am on here buying another one for my dad (who is a grampa) and noticed no one has reviewed this book yet. Well let me be the first to give it 5 stars! I love how its written just for them. Nice quick and easy recipes and who knew pizza could be so much fun. I loved "Pizza Plus." Nice to know I don't have to buy him another tie this year.

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  Bringing back fond memories! , 10/31/2005
Reviewer: Megan Jilek
Boy could my Grampa have used this book! I was lucky enough to live with my Grampa for almost 5 years…an opportunity most grandchildren are not as fortunate to have. However, he needed some help in the cooking area. He was an expert at burned toast, frozen fish and Hungry Man dinners! But, one area my grampa did excel in was being able to relate to us kids. He spent time with us after school and at dinner almost every night. Just like the grampa in this book, he was fortunate to be around his grandchildren and was able to help to impact their lives. It will always be the little things that will remind me of my grandpa…the burned toast, the smell of greasy fish, the loud television, and the early morning rides to school. This book is not just a cookbook. It is a helpful guide to showing love and compassion for grandchildren and everyone around you. It is a perfect gift for every grampa (or soon-to-be- grampa) out there!

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  Great gift for Grampa! , 11/01/2005
Reviewer: Anne and Luis
The book is thoughtfully written. It provides an easy to read introduction to different cooking techniques and wonderfully simple, yet varied recipes that all grampas and grandkids can enjoy . It's one part "how to" and one part mini cooking novel. Grampas will find the recipes a joy to prepare while spending quality time with the little ones.

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  Fun! , 11/02/2005
Reviewer: Tom
A great gift idea for a great guy (who usually needs a little help in the kitchen!!!). Well written, fun, and recipes that are easy to follow for Grampa and the kids. Thank you Mr. Gillard!

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  Keepin' it simple for Grampa , 11/04/2005
Reviewer: Timbo
The delicious recipes in this book are all written in an extremely grampa-friendly format. Mr. Gillard acts as grampa's personal guide and mentor in the kitchen. With his colorful and anything-but-intimidating approach, Grampa Gillard removes the complexity and mystery that keeps so many grampas out of the kitchen! Get YOUR grampa a copy, then sit back, put your feet up and prepare to be impressed!

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  Delicious! , 11/07/2005
Reviewer: Ted and Judy
We thought this would make a great gift for Judy's dad, who dabbles in the kitchen now and then. In the meantime, we took a shot at the baked asparagus (p. 66) recipe to see if MA and PA could pull it off and WOW! We love asparagus but never knew baking it with a little olive oil, cayenne and salt/pepper could be such a treat. Thanks Grampa! Ted and Judy. :-)

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  Pure Joy! , 04/10/2006
Reviewer: Angela
I bought this book for my daughter to give to her Papa who loves to cook. I am extremely pleased with the quality of the book. These aren't just recipes. There is a plethora of great ideas to keep grandkids entertained. Thanks much!

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  Two Oven Mitts Up! , 06/15/2006
Reviewer: Max
Thanks. I bought this book for my dad and ended up keeping it and using it to cook with my kids. Lots of nice fun recipes and I love the fact that my kids can help. I am on here now buying another for my dad. Great Book!

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  Fantastic , 07/15/2006
Reviewer: Hank
Fantastic!!!

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  Well done! , 11/07/2007
Reviewer: Max
I like this book and end up reading it on the side just to find the next great idea to spend some quality time with my grandkids while cooking for them. My compliments to the author!

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  Great Cookbook , 05/13/2008
Reviewer: Sylvia
Great cookbook!

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  Nice cookbook for kids! , 06/19/2008
Reviewer: Mark R.
This may have a title for Grandpas but this is a great cookbook to buy to find great (and interesting) recipes to cook WITH your children. My kids pick a meal every Sunday from this book and we cook it for lunch or dinner (depending on what they pick). Very very tasty meals in here.

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  Great cookbook! , 12/15/2008
Reviewer: T.R.
Great book! Great recipes. Thanks William!

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  One giant recipe , 01/16/2009
Reviewer: Tim
This entire book is one giant recipe of togetherness for the whole family. We use it often. Pizza Plus! What a great idea!

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  Great cookbook!!!!!!! , 04/07/2009
Reviewer: Yuri
Great book with great recipes. The Texas weiners recipe is fantastic and the peanut butter and bacon idea is strangely delicious. Nice writing to accompany tasty recipes. I would recommend this cookbook to anyone; any age.

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  Unique , 06/11/2009
Reviewer: Bernard
Very unique and delicious recipes. A cookbook worth keeping.

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  Get both books! Well worth it. , 09/04/2009
Reviewer: Ed
I bought this with FOR GRAMPAS ONLY and presented them both to my father (he's a grandfather). What a find! I would recommend this (and For Grampas Ony) just to see the look on your father's (grandfather's) face when he reads the title. Books for him and him alone.

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  Unique Cookbook , 12/11/2009
Reviewer: The Sybill Family
We bought this book when we bought For Grampas Only and this is a unique cookbook in that it gives our children a chance to participate in the cooking and shopping. We recommend this book to everyone of all ages.

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  Interesting idea , 01/27/2010
Reviewer: James D.
Lots of cookbooks have lots of great recipes But this book adds the element of love and if you have an afternoon to spend with your kids/grandkids, use this book to bring you closer together.

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  Great Recipes , 03/10/2010
Reviewer: Grampa Boo
Great recipes. Lots of interesting reading as well. LOVE the Pizza Plus idea. Why doesn't eveyone do that?!?!?

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  Delightful Cookbook , 03/02/2011
Reviewer: Hilda
I thought I should add some words for this wonderful find. This cookbook has delicious recipes but it also has a great section on cooking with children. My children love to cook with me. This is a delightful cookbook and gets my seal of approval. ~Hilda

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  Pleasant surprise! , 04/14/2011
Reviewer: Simone
Just thought this book deserves a nice comment. We use it every day and the recipes are top notch. I honestly can say I have never cooked food this tasty! Thanks for the great receipes!

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  Primo! , 05/17/2011
Reviewer: Luke
I bought this book with For Grampas Only. Fantastic books and a perfect gift for my father.

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  Just purchased , 11/07/2011
Reviewer: khaled
Loved For Grampas Only so much that I just bought this book too.

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  Fun book , 03/01/2012
Reviewer: Garrett
A great gift doesnt matter what age.

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  Well done , 03/14/2012
Reviewer: Julie
I would recommend this book to anybody looking for a meaningful gift for their dad (who is a grandfather too). I love everything inside this book. It is well written and thorough.

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  Pizza Plus!! , 07/02/2012
Reviewer: Bree
We have done the "Pizza Plus" thing now a few times and I have this book to thank for the idea! I would recommend this book to anyone and not just grampa although this book certainly helps him.

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  Great cookbook! , 08/09/2012
Reviewer: Marybeth
A friend told me about this book so I bought it. I love the asparagus and the blueberry pie.

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  I love this cookbook! , 01/01/2013
Reviewer: Rosie
Rarely do I comment on books and even more rarely do I comment on cookbooks but I just had to chime in here. This is a fun cookbook with some recipes that I haven't found anywhere else. Definitely recommend this book to anyone.

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  Fun and tasty , 08/23/2013
Reviewer: Margaret Dunning
My husband loved this book and I am on here buying this and For Grampas Only for a friend.

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  recommended , 05/12/2014
Reviewer: Dwight Monegro
Nice idea. Recommended. Also FOR GRAMPAS ONLY book too by same author.

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  Unique , 10/22/2014
Reviewer: Fran
This book is wonderful and a great choice if you know someone who takes care of their grandchildren on a full time basis. There are a lot of good recipes that an adult can cook along side a child. That is important to me. There should be more books with this idea.

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  Another fun one... , 12/04/2014
Reviewer: Catherine
I bought this when I bought For Grampas Only (which I strongly recommend for any grandfather). My father is not a great cook but he used this the other day to cook something with my kids. Nice idea. Recommended.

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