Announcing: A Glub Glub & A Shake Shake: A Cookbook

I was seated on a flight from New Jersey to San Francisco and overhead the attendant asking customers in business class if they wanted blintzes for breakfast.

I thought of my mother’s—hand made, light batter, carefully mixed cheeses, lightly fried, served with dollops of sour cream. There’s no way whatever they were offering could come close… (Preface)

And so an idea was born. I thought, why not write down my mother’s recipes, many of which are in her head, for all of us to have? We started last summer; she’d recite the recipes and I’d write them, asking her to clarify measurements and methods. At one point she said to add a “glub glub” of honey. “You know, turn the bottle over and glub, glub.” Likewise, a “shake shake” of a spice is just that. Turn the container over and give it a couple shakes.

We laughed a lot putting this little book together, now available on Amazon. My sister Madeline did the illustrations.

Cover hi res


It’s a wonderful legacy for my children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. And the recipes are good too! You’ll find  her good old fashioned pot roast, her innovative Kiwi Lime pie, and of course the best chopped liver and matzo ball recipes ever.

Proceeds from sales will benefit The Killingworth Foundation, founded by my father when he served as the town’s First Selectman. The non-profit provides funds to local service organizations and scholarships for students. My mother serves on the scholarship committee.



About cyclingrandma

I was a journalist (Danbury News-Times, Ct), before becoming a teacher, and continue to write for professional journals. I have written several study guides for Penguin Books and write for Education Update, a newspaper based in New York City. ( I’ve interviewed many authors, college presidents, and scientists. I wrote “The Kentucky Derby’s Forgotten Jockeys” for Smithsonian Magazine's website, (April, 2009). Two essays have been published in book anthologies; one for Wisdom of Our Mothers, (Familia Books) and the other in “College Search and Parent Rescue: Essay for Parents by Parents of College-Going Students.” (St. Martin’s Press). I was a middle school Language Arts teacher for more than 10 years and have just completed a five year grant position under No Child Left Behind in Newark, NJ public schools. I have three children, two daughters-in law, and six grandchildren. I'm an avid cyclist, knitter, cook, and reader. I love theater, museums, and yoga.
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8 Responses to Announcing: A Glub Glub & A Shake Shake: A Cookbook

  1. jfrances40 says:

    I love the title! What a labor of love and a lovely family project and gift to enjoy forever.

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  2. Leah says:

    What a great idea! I love this! Will check it out on Amazon.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. What a great idea, Lisa. I love the title!

    Liked by 1 person

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