Mennonite Country-Style Recipes and Kitchen Secrets

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Esther H. Shank collected and perfected good recipes and useful food preparation tips for over 25 years. This is her prized collection of over 1?100 recipes and a legacy of kitchen know-how for inexperienced young adults caught up in the whirl of fast foods and busy schedules. Even experienced cooks will find helpful the hundreds of tips for success while baking bread and making pie crusts? as well as the microwave and quick-fix sections? identification of low calorie dishes? and many useful charts? tables? and ...
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Overview

Esther H. Shank collected and perfected good recipes and useful food preparation tips for over 25 years. This is her prized collection of over 1?100 recipes and a legacy of kitchen know-how for inexperienced young adults caught up in the whirl of fast foods and busy schedules. Even experienced cooks will find helpful the hundreds of tips for success while baking bread and making pie crusts? as well as the microwave and quick-fix sections? identification of low calorie dishes? and many useful charts? tables? and diagrams.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Amateur chef Shank's compilation, which fairly bursts with unpretentious recipes and kitchen tips, is a boon for novice or busy cooks. Most of the hearty, appetizing dishes reflect the Mennonite hallmarks of simplicity, thrift, moderation and common sense. Shank shares her considerable expertise on coffee, breads, pastry, canning, freezing, preserving and leftovers, distinguishing the various meat cuts and cleaning fish. Nonfood recipes include old-time mustard plaster, prewash stain treatment and liquid fertilizer for houseplants. The offerings are overwhelmingly nostalgicsweet-potato biscuits, banana-pudding cake, Rice Krispies marshmallow squares, ham-and-cheese bake, country chicken 'n' biscuits, hamburger and spaghetti pies, sausage-and-cabbage dinner, clam chowderbut there are also helpful microwave recipes and hints. A quick-fix section is valuable for its time-saving recipes and advice, but Shank relies here on convenience foods, a deviation from traditional Mennonite cookery. Illustrations. (August 8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780836136975
  • Publisher: Herald Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1994
  • Pages: 679
  • Sales rank: 523,314
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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  • Posted October 13, 2011

    love this cook book

    I love this cook book so much I bought one for my daughter too. It's my go to cook book, it has every recipe you'll ever need and a lot of helpful ideas.

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  • Posted February 19, 2009

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    One of my favorite cookbooks

    Want a cookbook that has everything from 3 page instructions on how to make an angel food cake to how to kill a chicken? Then this is your book. This collection includes money saving recipes, how to cook every vegetable, easy substitutions, helpful hints and instructions that are especially great for beginning cooks. Yes it does have a recipe for Squirrel but also practical recipes for things you would have right in your pantry. I have given this several times as a bridal shower gift because of the range of recipes and ease of use. The spiral bound version is the way to go as it is a huge cookbook. (recommended recipes-Turkey Muffin Cups, Sloppy joes, angel food cake)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2007

    A reviewer

    This has been a staple of my kitchen for many years. Good, hearty food and simple to understand advice make this cookbook a lifesaver. This is not 'gourmet' or 'south beach diet friendly fare. Gives instructions on how to cook every vegetable, how to make an angel food cake and how to behead a chicken. I have given this to several 'new cooks' as a cooking reference book and use it on a weekly basis.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2005

    Great Recipes!

    I love this cookbook! It is one of my favorites that I won't do without! My family loves so many of the recipes that I make from it! Highly recommended!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2004

    Great recipes

    I love this cookbook! Many of the recipes in it have become family favorites.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2001

    No threat to 'The Joy of Cooking'

    This may make a good nostalgia or novelty item for those who collect cookbooks but cannot be considered a standard reference for cooks (either new or experienced). It relies too much on desserts and sweets, and main dishes and vegetables center around heavily sauced, fat- and sodium-laden concoctions that passed from favor many years ago.

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