New York Times, award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs. When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties. Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at www.wandabrunstetter.com.
Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Christmas Cookbookby Wanda E. Brunstetter
The must-have cookbook of the season is Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Christmas Cookbooka brand new collection of holiday recipes and insights into Christmas celebrations direct from Amish homes. You’ll also enjoy the addition of scriptures and common Amish sayings. Surrounded by a beautiful lay-flat binding, this cookbook is the/i>… See more details below
The must-have cookbook of the season is Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Christmas Cookbooka brand new collection of holiday recipes and insights into Christmas celebrations direct from Amish homes. You’ll also enjoy the addition of scriptures and common Amish sayings. Surrounded by a beautiful lay-flat binding, this cookbook is the perfect holiday gift for yourself and friends.
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A Great Christmas Gift! I can honestly say this cookbook is going to be one of my favorites. So many easy and simple recipes. I didn’t want to write a review until I had at least tried one of the recipes. For supper tonight, I made “Italian Chicken.” This was so delicious and so easy to make. It will be a regular in our house for sure. I also bought the ingredients to make, “Crunchy Peanut Butter Balls”, “Peanut Clusters” and “Peanut Butter Fudge” to share with our adult Sunday school class. I know these recipes will go over big! But wait, this isn’t just a cookbook. The author shares with us scripture, a brief history of the Amish and Mennonites, An Amish Christmas, Christmas Program and Traditions, Christmas Meals, and much more. This is a must have cookbook for your shelf. I am thrilled with it and I know you will be too. Just think, you can get an early start on your Christmas shopping. Who wouldn’t be delighted to receive this beautiful cookbook as a gift? I wish to thank the publisher and author for allowing me to enjoy this cookbook and to give my review of it. The opinions expressed are mine alone.
Wanda E Brunstetter's Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook is a handy cookbook to have in the kitchen, not just a Christmas but any time. When I think of Amish cooking, I think of many many steps that I know I wouldn't want to even try to cook like them. But the recipes in the cookbook are short and quick. I found myself constantly marking pages so I can go back and try those recipes at another time. My mouth just waters reading them. All sound so yummy. I'm quite impressed! In addition to the recipes, their other sections that tell about the Amish during the Christmas time. They include: A Brief History of the Amish and Mennonites, An Amish Christmas, Christmas Program, Christmas Traditions, Christmas Meals, Christmas Gifts, Christmas Music, Christmas Decorations and Cards, Second Christmas, Old Christmas, and Entertaining and Games. I found these sections interesting and fun to read. I highly recommend this cookbook for any kitchen. I love it! 5 stars
Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook is an awesome cookbook and a perfect gift for anyone. The Amish recipes are great for a beginner cook up to an excellent cook and the recipes sound so yummy, I can't wait to try them. I love how some of the history of the Amish and Mennonites are interwoven into the cookbook. Also, it has some scriptures and cooking tips. Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook is a beautiful hard cover, spiral bound cookbook with some fantastic pictures of the recipes and some other gorgeous photos. Not only do I want this cookbook on my shelf, I have family and friends who would love to have this cookbook. It will make a perfect Christmas gift. I definitely recommend this cookbook. I received a complimentary copy from the author and Barbour Publishing in exchange for my honest review. This review is one hundred percent my opinion.
Beautiful Amish Christmas Cookbook! This beautiful cookbook is a hardcover, spiral bound book filled with delectable delights from Amish communities around the country. You don't need to wait for Christmas to enjoy the wonderful recipes contained in this beautifully illustrated cookbook. From Silly Putty to Gelatin Rollups to Cranberry Chicken, Haystack, Pumpkin Whoopie Pies and Christmas Cake, this compilation of Amish Christmas recipes is complete from snacks to dessert. Filled with Amish Christmas traditions steeped in history, accompanied by scripture and kitchen hints, this cookbook would make a beautiful gift. I can't wait to make some of the recipes in this cookbook! Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book as a gift from the publisher and Wanda Brunstetter with no expectations for a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own and no monetary compensation was received for this review.
What a delightful Christmas cookbook. Wanda Brunstetter has collected many wonderful tried-and-true Christmas recipes from her many Amish friends. She also explains the many Christmas traditions and ways of celebrating the Amish enjoy, including Old Christmas. I think we all should celebrate Old Christmas as well. Some of the favorite recipes shared include: Gelatin Roll-ups (I did not even know that gelatin could be rolled up....I have to try this one), Honey Mustard Pretzels, Bacon Cheese Muffins, Trash (Christmas Snack)...my family makes this and it is a wonderful gift to share with others, Silly Putty (for gifts)...I made this in my science classroom at school and it really does work!, Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar, Gumdrops, Ribbon Salad (this one has been mentioned in numerous works of Amish fiction as the young ladies made it to take on picnics with their Amish beau), Trucker Beans (this is one of my family favorites too), Cranberry Chicken, Barbecue Loaded Baked Potato Casserole, Ginger Cookies, Cracked Ice Pudding, and more! This is a beautiful hard-bound cookbook and would make a delightful gift for others. It includes little tips for the kitchen from Amish friends interspersed throughout the book. I rate this 5 stars. I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
Monday, August 25, 2014 Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook, © 2014 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness; Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God. 2 Corinthians 9:10–11 A copy for you and for those on your Christmas kitchen gift giving would be well received. Prepare one of the recipes to give with Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook. This wipe-off glossy hard cover has a lay-flat spiral on the inside that is really nice. There are stories, scripture, and heritage memories along with the recipes and kitchen tips to enjoy. Here is the first recipe in the cookbook: Appetizer Roll-Ups 12 ounces cream cheese, softened 4 teaspoons dill weed ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions ½ pound each thinly sliced ham and turkey Combine cream cheese, dill weed, and onions in mixing bowl. Spread about 2 tablespoons on each slice of ham and turkey. Roll up tightly and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight. Slice into 1½-inch pieces. Yield: 6 to 7 dozen. Sharon Knepp Chouteau, OK The Knepp family, from Chouteau, Oklahoma, enjoys sledding on Christmas Day, if they have enough snow. They also have fun playing games, eating all the delicious food, and when possible, traveling to Indiana to visit their family. From Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook, published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. Used by permission. A section of ~* Gifts from the Kitchen *~ is actually included to help you along! Here are some yummy suggestions: Cappuccino Mix in a Jar; Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar; Cookie Mix in a Jar; Brownies in a Jar to send afar ~ as well as three fudge recipes, caramels, taffy, gumballs, divinity, bars, and other treats. Including "Silly Putty" children will enjoy while you are looking at the recipes for soups, chowder, salads ~ a recipe for pizza dough and taco toppings ~ "Barbecue Meatballs" with homemade barbeque sauce directions included. Chili Pie Casserole. These recipes are simple with ingredients on hand. Peppermint Cheesecake! Cinnamon Rolls and Frosting... so many caught my eye and brought a smile. There is a nice index in the back with alphabetized recipes under each chapter heading: Snacks and Bites; Breads and Rolls; Gifts from the Kitchen; Salads, Main Dishes, and Sides; Sweets and Desserts. New York Times bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunstetter became fascinated with the Amish way of life when she first visited her husband's Mennonite relatives living in Pennsylvania. Wanda and her husband, Richard, live in Washington State but take every opportunity to visit Amish settlements throughout the States, where they have many Amish friends. ***Thank you to author Wanda Brunstetter for having a copy of your Christmas Cookbook sent to me from Barbour Publishing. I just now received it in the mail and wanted to alert others that it will be available on September 1, 2014. And... Christmas is four months from today! This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***