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Treasured Amish and Mennonite Recipes: 600 Delicious, Down-to-Earth Recipes from Authentic Country Kitchens

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  • Posted August 1, 2011

    A wonderful Tasty and Easy Recipe Book.

    I received and reviewed the cook book called Treasured Amish & Mennonites Recipes by Mennonite Central Committee and Alan Giagnocavo,Published by Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Publication date is 10/01/2011. Just to let you know this book is 340 pages of pure enjoyment and a little bit of heaven. There are 627 recipes that are easy to make and sound absolutely yummy.The cover of the book has some very tasty looking pictures,it also had a nice table of content and each catagory had a very nice Amish Picture that will really catch you eye and make you want to find out more about the Amish and Mennonites, the pictures were beautiful, and then there were articles about how the book was written and the Story about the Best Memories of Food and Family and then a brief History of the Amish and the Menninities, which in my opinion was very interesting and quite enjoyable. Do yourself a huge favor and buy this recipes book for yourself and anyone else that you would like to give a lifelong gift to. Its well worth the money and you will be glad you did. This is one Recipe Book that will be passed down from generation to generation. Enjoy and happy eating.

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  • Posted July 29, 2011

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    Great Assortment of Recipes!

    Treasured Amish & Mennonite Recipes - Fox Chapel Publishing- ISBN 978-1-56523-599-1
    Published in cooperation with Mennonite Central Committee.

    There are several pages for the Introduction. They explain how the book came into being and also pictures and stories and a brief history of the Amish and Mennonites. Who they are, what they believe some of their culture, etc.

    The first section of Punches and Drinks will give you a useful recipe for dandelion's among others. Most all the drinks contain fresh fruit such as currants, grapes and even rhubarb.

    Unique appetizers and a nice selection of soups and salads. You will want company just to try some of the out! You can find a recipe to make your own mustard and a variety of dressings.

    Under the Main Dishes and Casseroles you will find Piggy Casserole it is easy to make and fun to say. Impress your family by serving Imam Bayildi, sounds like something very exotic when it is really stuffed eggplant.

    The next section brings you to European Dishes where you can use a fancy name for a coffee cake and then we move onto Traditional Classics that explains some of their get together s and the recipes for large groups. Included in this group is Dandelion Wine.

    Side Dishes and Vegetables includes a recipe for Super Duper Potatoes. With a name like that you just have to try them. The Breads section has a recipe for Kringel and a really easy recipe for Quick Water Bread. To loosen things up around the house make sure you try out the Berliner Pfannkuchen no one has to know they are prune-filled doughnuts.

    The next section tells you how to make cheese even cream cheese. If only I had a cow or a garden as the next section is Pickles, Relishes and Sauces. This section gives you the recipe for ketchup to go with that homemade mustard earlier in the book. Jams, Jellies and Fruit Butters come next. Perfect recipes to go with the bread you made earlier Tomato Marmalade sounds daring or since you been picking dandelion's for the wine and punch keep a few aside and make the Turtle Brand Dandelion Jelly. Good food while getting the weeds out of the yard.

    Now for some Desserts and Sweets. Between Fudge to Cracker Jack your bound to find a favorite or two before heading to the Short breads and Blueberry or Elderberry Pie. Maybe some Grasshopper Pie and a Black Forest Torte to go with the Dandelion Punch you could get a theme going for a party from this book. The Christmas Cake looks similar to the beloved fruit cake. Delicious puddings are in this section as well.

    Now we have arrived at Grandma's Remedies. I know my grandma could always fix anything. From Poultices to Hair Tonic there is bound to be a remedy to what ails you. The last chapter gives a few recipes on how to make your own soap.
    There are 627 recipes in this book and many are simple to make.

    Book received through NetGalley for review

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