Amish Friends Cookbook

October 2, 2010 · Posted in Bestselling Cooking Books 

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New, from Barbour’s best-selling author of fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter, is the must-have cookbook of the season. Her Amish Friends Cookbook collection is a treasure trove of recipes and interesting facts from the heart of Amish country. With recipes divided into sections including breads and rolls, desserts, main dishes, sides, jams and jellies-and more!-you’ll find only the best of home cooking between the pages of this delightful book. As an added bonus, you’ll … More >>

Amish Friends Cookbook

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5 Responses to “Amish Friends Cookbook”

  1. Reader Views on October 2nd, 2010 12:30 pm

    Reviewed by Kelli Glesige for Reader Views (5/07)

    Favorite author, Wanda E. Brunstetter, who has skillfully written many fictional stories about the Amish and Mennonite communities, is back, this time offering a wonderful collection of 200 hearty and appetite satisfying recipes right from the recipe boxes of the individuals themselves. Everything you expect from a cookbook is offered here, and more.

    In addition to the standard categories of recipes one would expect, Brunstetter offers tidbits of information about the Amish and their way of life including their history, church, schools, weddings, quilts, homes, transportation, communication, occupations and clothing. If you desire to learn a bit more about the Amish and you enjoy cooking, this book would be a great addition to any recipe shelf. Included throughout are also short words of wisdom to make reading through the interesting recipes even more enjoyable. For example, “A smile adds a great deal to face value,” is a statement worth remembering. And, “Don’t ask God for what you think is good; ask Him for what He thinks is good for you,” is another fun but true item to contemplate!

    I highly recommend this cookbook by an author I have come to enjoy. Her interest in and knowledge of the Amish fascinates me, and it emanates throughout the pages of her current book.

    The dessert section of “Amish Friends Cookbook” is particularly extensive with several old-fashioned pie and cake recipes. I was particularly intrigued with Pilgrim Pie, Frozen Fudge, and Baked Doughnuts. And if you like cooking with rhubarb, you should be especially thrilled, for there are numerous recipes using this tasty plant, including Rhubarb Punch. Apples and oatmeal are two more ingredients that appear often throughout the pages of this delightful cookbook. From Quick Root Beer, German Pizza, Cheeseburger Soup, and Dutch Slaw, there is sure to be something to entice almost everyone. There is even a recipe for Kidney Stone Remedy!

    “Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Cookbook” features a spiral binding, perfect for keeping a page lying flat while using a recipe. Each page also contains multiple colors, and there are full color photographs of Amish families also. Overall, this is a very attractive cookbook, and it is educational too. “Amish Friends Cookbook” is sure to delight any cook who likes to create special recipes from scratch. I definitely plan to add this book to my cookbook collection of frequently used recipes. I recommend it completely.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. Book Worm on October 2nd, 2010 2:21 pm

    We have Amish friends in Indiana and Pennsylvania and have enjoyed

    many of the dishes that are in the Amish Friends Cookbook. I love

    this book and would recommend it to anyone that loves good cooking.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. WenchleyOne on October 2nd, 2010 4:34 pm

    I collect Penna. Dutch style cookbooks. This one has not disappointed me at all. I grew up outside of Lancaster County and still enjoy Dutch style food. A lot of the recipes in this book I remember my Grandmother making. They are all very tasty and easy to adapt to your own tastes. I highly recommend it if you want to sample some good comfort food that is easy to make with many ingredients you already have.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Maregolden on October 2nd, 2010 4:39 pm

    I was very surprised by how much the Amish people depend on canned condensed soup for their recipes. I was expecting a cookbook that would have recipes to make many things from “scratch,” but that is not the case. Also, I love shoefly pie, but the only recipe for it makes four pies. I don’t need to make four pies at once.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  5. Amanda Allen on October 2nd, 2010 6:12 pm

    This cookbook is the best one I have ever read or cooked out of. When you open the book and see the Amish pictures you can almost smell the aroma of it all cooking in an Amish kitchen. This is a must have!
    Rating: 5 / 5

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