Sunday, September 27, 2015

Book Review - Gather Around the Amish Table


Straight from Amish kitchens to yours, this cookbook offers favorite family recipes and charming stories from Amish and Mennonite cooks.

Bake the pecan rolls that taste best after an ice-skating party, or try the hoagies that a community sold to help an Amish family with hospital bills. Discover the cocoa cupcakes with instructions to "stir by hand" that one young cook took literally, or whip up the whoopie pies that one Amish woman took to market in her horse and buggy.

These cherished recipes speak of comforting traditions, lively communities, and strong Christian faith. Gather your family around the table to sample the nourishing fare and trademark charm of the plain people. In the words of one cookbook contributor: "Bake someone happy!"


Lucy Leid is an Old Order Mennonite wife, mother, and cook in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.


This recipe book is just filled with one amazing recipe after another. I am very excited about these recipes because a lot of them remind me of the foods that I used to eat back when I visited my family in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. I enjoyed finding so many of the recipes for the delicious foods I remembered having.

There are recipes for breads - one of which is for a great whole wheat bread. I have a hard time finding a good whole wheat bread recipe but this one is great and the bread came out beautifully. This wasn't the only good bread recipe, either!

There are recipes for casseroles, vegetables, soups and even beverages! The great thing about all these recipes is that they aren't complicated or have ingredients you've never heard of. In fact, for most of these recipes, I had the ingredients on hand, which was great. I like recipes that don't force me to follow a 40 step process. None of the recipes are like that - just good home cooking that you and your family will enjoy!

I love this recipe book and I'm sure you will, too! I give it 5 out of 5 stars for it's deliciousness.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group


You can read more reviews of this book HERE

Blessings - Julie

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