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Help me name my family cookbook

Since you all were so creative with Becca's blog, now I need help! I should probably finish the cookbook before I name it, but the name is the most fun part! It will be dedicated to my great grandma and will feature her recipes along with my grandma's and her three sisters' recipes. Also, the rest of the family- mostly the women, with the addition of my husband, my dad, and my brother! (How did I get so lucky?!) Anyway, I had wanted to name it "The ______ Family Cookbook" with my grandparent's last name, but they had the unfortunate luck to have the last name Roach! Yep, "The Roach Family Cookbook" just doesn't sound too appetizing! :-) My grandma and her sisters all have red hair, so I thought about something along that line, but I don't know. I'm sorta stuck! Any clever ideas? My great grandma's name was Mildred so maybe something with that?

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  1. If you could make the cover look like a record album you could title it:
    (ready for this?)

    Hot Beets
    by Mildred and the Reds.

    And if you don't have any hot beet recipes you can call it
    Tasty Licks
    Saucy numbers
    Jazzy bites

    by Mildred and the Reds

      1. Here ya go:
        "Millie & Her Filly Poach ala Roach: Family Recipes Too Good to Exterminate..."

        1. You guys are making me laugh! People are going to think I'm crazy sittin' here in my cube! Melissavina- I have the perfect picture for a cover if we go that route- there's a picture of my grandma and her sisters (they were probably in their late teens, early 20's) in hot shorts and high heels sitting on top of four separate roadsters! It's a classic picture!

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          1. re: Katie Nell

            I can picture it now! I love it. Love it!!
            With that picture, it should be called:
            Saucy Numbers
            by Millie and the Reds.

            (I like Millie, Silence9!)

            1. re: Katie Nell

              "Millie's Memory Book: Great Family Recipes".

            2. How about
              Mildred's Heritage Recipes?

              1. I would go the oposite direction:

                Red Roach Cooking: From Millie to the Roadster Girls and More

                Red Roach Roadster Girls Cooking and More

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                1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                  How about using the picture you have and calling the cookbook "Hot Dishes, and Other Cool Food"?

                  1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                    I'm with you, Sam. Use the family name. You won't see another cookbook with that kinda name!

                    1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                      One more:

                      Red Roach Roadster Recipes.

                      Either of the two "Roadster" titles would require the photo of Grandma & her sisters on the roadsters.

                    2. Mildred To Modern: Three Generations of Recipes With Love


                      Mildred and the Wild Reds' Recipes To Savor

                      (Are they from any particular region/state/city/ethnicity etc.?)

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                      1. re: Cinnamon

                        "End of the World Cookbook: What the Roaches Eat to Survive"

                        "Granny Roach's Food For Coaches"

                        "Roaches Cook Through the Generations"

                      2. I love the family name. Go with that!

                        "What the Roaches Eat to Survive" is an awesome title.

                        1. "Our Family's Recipes--
                          19XX to 20XX"
                          With the old picture, and a new picture. The more pictures inside (of family) the better!

                          1. Hope you do not mind one regular response and one "off the wall" (no pun intended) repsonse:

                            Roaches Through the Ages – A Memoir of Family Recipes

                            Off the wall
                            Pot and Roaches – Smokin' Recipes

                            1. Katie,

                              I simply named mine "Family and Food," since the book was about recipes that connect family with their food. I thought about it long and hard, but sometimes the most simple can be the most elegant. I would suggest you figure out the purpose of the book and use it to derive the name. You can check mine out - link below.



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                              1. re: UptownKevin

                                Wow, Kevin! It turned out great! I don't think I will be able to live up to your introduction- what a way to create new memories and preserve old ones for your family. Congratulations!

                              2. since i don't think you will be selling your cookbook to major bookstores (i could be wrong)...you could get a little funky
                                how about:
                                cooking roaches
                                roach cooking
                                cooking for roaches
                                the black flag cookbook
                                roaches a la carte
                                you've got roaches in the kitchen!
                                eating with the roaches
                                yummy roach recipes

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                                1. re: kleinfortlee

                                  i think the black flag cookbook is already a punk-rock vegan cookbook, not that anyone would have the $$ to sue. . .

                                2. Something simple: Our Family, Our Food.
                                  Or, What Roaches Eat (Ate)