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Martha A. Cheves
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  • Charlotte, NC
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Stir, Laugh, Repeat

Review by Glenn Kleier


5.0 out of 5 stars A delight,
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My wife and I were vacationing in the Hudson Valley recently and stopped at a quintessential northeastern town for lunch. Afterwards we browsed an antique store where we bought a very old and heavy wooden rolling pin. I thought at the time, what fascinating stories and recipes this antique must hold. Now I've some idea. "Stir, Laugh, Repeat" is a cookbook that delivers not only delicious snacks, meals and desserts, but stories behind them--real life events that contribute as much to the experience of preparing the meals as the recipes themselves. Martha Cheves has a refreshing sense of humor, a sweet lady--like having a favorite relative in the kitchen advising you. ("Chuck's Fruit Salad" is a quick fix and a favorite). "Stir, Lauch, Repeat" would make a nice stocking stuffer for anyone you know who'd enjoy a warm and friendly hand in the kitchen.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Cookbook!,
I found myself going through this entire cookbook, taking notes in between. I've always struggled making gravy and just gave up and brought packets of gravy from the store. Thanks to Martha I went into the kitchen and followed her recipe and my gravy was perfect.

I loved the stories she shared and the tips such as keeping lemons and lime fresh,making your own breadcrumbs, peeling tomatoes and many more are lifesavers. I found so many receipes that I wanted to try for the longest such as Monkeybread, chicken Pot Pie, and many others.

I really enjoyed the stories and tips. They were lifesavers.

Stir, Laugh, and Repeat by Martha A Cheves is the BEST cookbook I have read. You get more than just receipes; You get tips and stories.

Get this cookbook. You will Enjoy it.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Scrumptious,
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Now here is a lady who loves cheese as much as I do and is not afraid to use it. In Stir, Laugh, Repeat, Martha Cheves has compiled recipes based on down to earth cooking, perfected with patience. Her shortcuts make sense and more than once I slapped my head, thinking - why didn't I think of that.
Her personal notes about the recipes add to the fun and I have already started using some of her "TIPS". This would be a perfect gift for the bride to be. I can see it in a bridal shower basket of basic essentials. But I also see it in the library of someone like me who has been married for over 50 years and always looking for some wonderful, quick meals with a new twist - good old southern cooking. The new twist for me - I'm a New England 'girl'. My first cooking adventure with Martha will be the Salmon Puffs. I recommend Stir, Laugh, Repeat to anyone looking for a simpler way to make old favorites without losing the down home feel.

Elizabeth Wilder
author - The Spruce Gum Box

Quick Recipes - Review by Hank Quense


5.0 out of 5 stars quick recipes,
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Cheves cookbook

I do a lot of cooking and consequently, I read a lot of cookbooks. All of them have many complicated recipes calling for a lot for ingredients. I always assumed that was the way of the cook. Until I got a copy of Martha Cheves' cook book Stir, Laugh, Repeat.

This cookbook specializes in simple recipes that should find favor with working couples who haven't the time or energy to cook complicated recipes. Martha's recipes call for pre-packaged ingredients that could be stocked in advance and used as the need arises.

As an example, Martha has a chicken and rice recipe that has similarities to the Spanish classic Arroz con Pollo, one that I make a lot. I use chicken, rice, onions, peppers, tomatoes, broth, saffron and other spices. It takes twenty minutes of prep work and an hour of stovetop cooking; adding ingredients, stirring etc. Martha's recipes calls for chicken and a prepackaged box of saffron rice and a few other ingredients with almost no preparation time and less than a half-hour in the oven.

All in all, this cookbook should find favor with many busy families and others who aren't thrilled by cooking but like to eat.

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Martha A. Cheves has a wonderful sense of family, and it shows through this compilation of her tasty selection of recipes and quotes. As you read and study the delicious recipes, you’ll love the way she adds a personal touch of family and friends to make it more inviting and fun.
I have not seen a recipe quite the likes of this. My mouth waters and I chuckle as I read through the quips and quotes of her fun and catchy stories. Indeed a collection of recipes worth tasting and sharing! I have already tasted two of her recipes and you must own this book. Its worth every chuckle and morsel it contains!! She has many great tips as well, which we cooks always love to know, so if you like to eat as well as cook, this lovely cook-book is a must have!
   Reviewed by author, writer, poet and cook! Sharon Hays   www.SharonHays.com  
Books: Mysteerie Manor, Mysteerie Manor II, The Tumbleweed Family, (children’s book) and soon a compilation of Poetry and Art Coffee Table book that any art and poet will enjoy!  www.MysteerieManor.com, and www.TumbleweedFamilyStories.com

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At 2:29pm on October 15, 2009, Martha A. Cheves said…

5.0 out of 5 stars A Different Type of Cook Book - Highly Recommended!, October 13, 2009
By CFH "chillnhill" (Blue Ridge Summit, PA USA) - See all my reviews
(TOP 100 REVIEWER)
"Stir, Laugh, Repeat" is more than a just a great collection of practical recipes. In many cases, Martha Cheves has added personal comments and stories relating to the dish and has is also populated helpful tips after each recipe.

The structure of the book is different than I am used to seeing since there isn't a Table of Contents and the recipes are all mix up, with no real order. This was done to encourage the reader to actually read through the whole the book. Thankfully there is an Index so you can find the ones you like later.

Since I work from home most of the time and my wife works at our shop, I have been trying to make a few meals a week. This book has a lot of recipes that can actually be followed by someone with my limited skills. Also, since I am not an expert in the kitchen, the included hints are very welcome and have taught me some very handy cooking tricks.


An enjoyable and practical cookbook! Highly Recommended!
At 1:40pm on February 21, 2010, Martha A. Cheves said…

Book Signings: I want to invite all of you in the Charlotte, NC area to attend one of my book signings that are coming up in March for my cookbook Stir, Laugh, Repeat. They are:
3/7/10 - Milky Way, 1419 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC - 11:00 - 1:00
3/13/10 - Praiz Books and Gifts, 5740 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC - 10:00 - 12:00
3/27/10 - Ann-A-Lee's Attic, 8400 Fairview Rd., Mint Hill, NC - 1:00 - 3:00
Hope to meet some of you there.
At 3:34pm on February 26, 2010, Martha A. Cheves said…
I want to invite all of my Charlotte, NC friends to tune in to Channel 36 on April 21st at ll:00 a.m. I will be a guest on their show Charlotte Today and will be making my Cracker Bars and promoting my cookbook Stir, Laugh, Repeat.
At 7:35am on April 21, 2011, Marja McGraw said…

Martha, Would you please contact Rebecca Dahlke at Rebecca Dahlke rebeccadahlke@yahoo.com ? She said she's been trying to email you and for some reason her emails won't go through.

Thank you!

At 12:13pm on April 27, 2011, Marja McGraw said…

Hi Martha. would you please contact Rebecca Dahlke at rebeccadahlke@yahoo.com ? She's having trouble getting through to you again.

 

Thank you!

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