Thursday, September 10, 2015
Gather Round the Amish Table
Straight from Amish kitchens to yours, this cookbook offers favorite family recipes and charming stories from Amish and Mennonite cooks. Bake the pecan rolls that taste best after an ice-skating party, or try the hoagies that a community sold to help an Amish family with hospital bills. Discover the cocoa cupcakes with instructions to “stir by hand” that one young cook took literally, or whip up the whoopie pies that one Amish woman took to market in her horse and buggy.
These cherished recipes speak of comforting traditions, lively communities, and strong Christian faith. Gather your family around the table to sample the nourishing fare and trademark charm of the plain people. In the words of one cookbook contributor: “Bake someone happy!”
My thoughts: I was thrilled to receive this cookbook! It arrived at a perfect time, with the Autumn like weather moving in (aka, baking weather!). I love to bake, so I especially appreciate the recipes for things like soft pretzels, doughnuts, and pumpkin cookies, but the book has a fun variety of casseroles, soups, breakfast items, spreads, drinks, and salads. I like that the recipes are easy to follow and often have an excellent picture to accompany it. I look forward to using this cookbook for years to come! If you are wanting to make some home style dishes this Fall/Winter, I highly recommend this cookbook!
I received this cookbook from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.