The Honeybee Sisters Cookbook

The Honeybee Sisters Cookbook


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A collection of delicious honey recipes from the Honeybee Sisters book series, featuring quotes and recipes from Sweet as Honey, A Bee in her Bonnet, and Like a Bee to Honey--Amish romances by Jennifer Beckstrand.

Lily, Poppy, and Rose Christner, known as the Honeybee Sisters in their Amish community, are smart, inseparable, and all grown up. Orphaned when they were very young, the girls were raised by their eccentric Aunt Bitsy, who doesn’t behave like a proper Amish spinster. The Honeybee Sisters have blossomed into rare beauties, and the boys in the community have begun to take notice. But Aunt Bitsy is determined to scare off all comers with her brusque manner and her handy shotgun. None but the most worthy will make it past Bitsy’s defenses. It’s going to be a rowdy and romantic summer—harvesting honey from their many beehives and fighting off the boys right and left.

Note from Aunt Bitsy: When my girls told me they wanted to write a cookbook, I wasn’t too keen on the idea. Food attracts boys like honey attracts bees. I warned them that if they didn’t want the boys hanging around the house, they shouldn’t make the cakes and pies and cookies that are sure to bring them running. My nieces didn’t seem to be alarmed about the prospect of boys all over the place, so I suppose they’ll have to learn the hard way.

My problem is that smart, feisty, pretty girls attract boys even better than honey does. So even if my girls stopped cooking altogether, I have a sneaking suspicion that the boys would still find excuses to come over.

Some of the recipes in this book, like Honey Glazed Pretzels and Whole Wheat Bread, are very traditional Amish dishes. Others, like Salmon Tacos and Coconut Lime Chicken, are less traditional but still wunderbarr. I lived as an Englischer for twenty years before coming back to the Amish to raise my three nieces, and as a dental hygienist, I collected a lot of recipes.

Here’s my final warning: Boys are like stray cats. If you feed them, they’ll keep coming back. Buy this cookbook at your own risk.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997699302
Publisher: Jennifer Beckstrand Publishing
Publication date: 07/09/2016
Pages: 68
Sales rank: 968,998
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Beckstrand is the award winning Amish romance author of The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series. Her much-anticipated Amish series, The Honeybee Sisters, promises to create a lot of romantic buzz. Jennifer has always been drawn to the strong faith and the enduring family ties of the Plain people and loves writing about the antics of Anna and Felty Helmuth and the Honeybee Sisters' aendi Bitsy. Jennifer has a degree in mathematics and a passion for Jane Austen and Shakespeare. She and her husband have been married for thirty-two years, and she has four daughters, two sons, and four grandchildren, whom she spoils rotten.

Tearsa Nelson Daines is the oldest daughter of nine children. She learned her culinary skills from her mother who taught her to cook at a very young age. Because of her large family, Tearsa has cooked for many life celebrations that include food. She loves the creative process of cooking and how food is a natural way to bond as a family. She likes to cook for her husband, Brent, alongside her five daughters and two sons, who keep her current with new recipes and food blogs. When not cooking, Tearsa likes to read, travel, plant flowers, go on walks, and waterski, and most of all, spend time with her husband, seven children, three sons-in-law, five grandchildren, extended family, and friends.

Alicia Johnson loves to take an empty space and fill it with people and things to create a memory. Because of this, she has always loved taking pictures. Alicia is a wife and a mother of four beautiful and talented children. She enjoys taking trips with her family and watching her children do the things they love. Alicia loves to design and sew because fabrics and textures have the power to change moods and make all the di erence in a home. She also loves to cook for her family, particularly that which satisfies their collective sweet tooth. There are few things that a big hug or good piece of chocolate can't fix.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Main Dishes 9
Teriyaki Flank Steak and Honey Sweet Potatoes Salmon Tacos with Pineapple Salsa
Beef and Green Bean Stir Fry
Bee's Knees Corn Dogs
Sweet and Spicy Pork Roast
Sticky Wings
Coconut Lime Chicken with Coconut Rice Killer Bee Pizza
Barbecue Chicken Thighs
Salads 29
Asian Potluck Slaw
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Honey Raspberry Dressing Salad De Maisson
Thai Noodle Pasta Salad
Breads 37
Whole Wheat Bread Cornbread and Honey Butter Brown Sugar and Honey Mu ns Beehive Crescent Rolls
Honey Pecan Sticky Rolls Honey Glazed Pretzels
Treats 49
Honey Bee Lemon Pound Cake
Pear Honey Crumble
Sweet and Salty Honey Coconut Granola
Nutella Calzone
Oatmeal Honey Scotchies
Banana Cupcakes with Honey Cinnamon Frosting Peanut Butter and Honey Powerballs
Honey Crunch Popcorn
Beinenstich Cake
Sweet as Honey-Sneak Peek 64
About the Authors 66

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The Honeybee Sisters Cookbook 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Baranski1987 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this cookbook. It is full of tasty honey recipes that will have you salivating to taste them. I love the quotes from Aunt Bitsy she is a hoot. The pictures are wonderful. If you love honey than this is the cookbook for you. Be sure to order your copy of The Honeybee Sisters Cookbook today. I received a copy of this book for my honest review. 5 stars!
DKStevens119 More than 1 year ago
What a fun cookbook! I was delighted with the full, wonderful colors of each of the recipe pictures. Some of the recipes I am looking forward to trying first are the Honey Glazed Pretzels and Whole Wheat Bread. The Honey Crunch Popcorn looks like a treat I'll want to make often, and corn dogs, and Killer Bee Pizza, well what can I say.. I want to make so many of these recipes!! The pages of this cookbook have quotes from the Honeybee Sisters series and I found that I enjoyed just reading through this book. Following the name of the cookbook, many of the recipes call for Honey as the sweetener. This Honeybee Sisters Cookbook is certainly one I will be using often... I was gifted a copy to review with my honest opinion. - And my opinion? I loved it!!
MeezCarrie More than 1 year ago
Reading is my superpower. Cooking is not. But I could not resist the opportunity to review The Honeybee Sisters Cookbook by Jennifer Beckstrand, Tearsa Daines, and Alicia Johnson. For starters, I adore the series from which the cookbook was born. Additionally, I wanted to see what kind of recipes were available with honey. I mean, really, how many could there possible be? lol. This is such a cute cookbook!! I love the color photos and the quotes taken from the Honeybee Sisters book series (also by Jennifer Beckstrand). And who knew there were so many recipes to make with honey?!? One of the first recipes I want to try is the Brown Sugar and Honey Muffins. Followed by the Beinenstich Cake. And then the Teriyaki Flank Steak and Honey Sweet Potatoes. The recipes are laid out in a very aesthetically pleasing way, easy to follow, and personally tested by the author. Bottom Line: The Honeybee Sisters Cookbook is well designed and full of bright color photographs and mouth-watering recipes. The added quotes peppered throughout from The Honeybee Sisters books give the book an extra dose of whimsy and smiles. This would be a great Christmas gift, especially for anyone who has a sweet tooth for honey! (I received a copy of this book in exchange for only my honest review.)