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New, from New York Times bestselling author of Amish fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter-- A must-have cookbook that goes back to the basics of cooking from scratch!   Why does nothing compare to the memories of Great-Grandma’s food? Could it be because she made everything from scratch? Amish and Mennonite cooks contribute recipes that celebrate the value of skipping the factory- New, from New York Times bestselling author of Amish fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter-- A must-have cookbook that goes back to the basics of cooking from scratch!   Why does nothing compare to the memories of Great-Grandma’s food? Could it be because she made everything from scratch? Amish and Mennonite cooks contribute recipes that celebrate the value of skipping the factory-made shortcuts and cooking from scratch. Over 270 recipes are organized into traditional categories from main dishes and sides to desserts and snacks. Also included are kitchen tips and stories about growing up around an Amish kitchen. Encased in a lay-flat binding and presented in full color, home cooks of all ages will be delighted to add this cookbook to their collections.


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New, from New York Times bestselling author of Amish fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter-- A must-have cookbook that goes back to the basics of cooking from scratch!   Why does nothing compare to the memories of Great-Grandma’s food? Could it be because she made everything from scratch? Amish and Mennonite cooks contribute recipes that celebrate the value of skipping the factory- New, from New York Times bestselling author of Amish fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter-- A must-have cookbook that goes back to the basics of cooking from scratch!   Why does nothing compare to the memories of Great-Grandma’s food? Could it be because she made everything from scratch? Amish and Mennonite cooks contribute recipes that celebrate the value of skipping the factory-made shortcuts and cooking from scratch. Over 270 recipes are organized into traditional categories from main dishes and sides to desserts and snacks. Also included are kitchen tips and stories about growing up around an Amish kitchen. Encased in a lay-flat binding and presented in full color, home cooks of all ages will be delighted to add this cookbook to their collections.

30 review for Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends From Scratch Cookbook: A Collection of Over 270 Recipes for Simple Hearty Meals and More

  1. 5 out of 5

    Susan's Reviews

    My thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I love a good cookbook, and I adore exploring the cuisine of other cultures. In Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends From Scratch Cookbook, you will find recipes made with ingredients you can usually find in your pantry or grocery store. During these COVID Times, waiting for an Amazon or Ebay delivery can burst your cooking enthusiasm bubble. (Note: If you still somehow can't find the vi My thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I love a good cookbook, and I adore exploring the cuisine of other cultures. In Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends From Scratch Cookbook, you will find recipes made with ingredients you can usually find in your pantry or grocery store. During these COVID Times, waiting for an Amazon or Ebay delivery can burst your cooking enthusiasm bubble. (Note: If you still somehow can't find the vital ingredient for a certain recipe, just flip to the back of the book: there is a very handy, comprehensive list of substitutions. The excellent indexes at the back of the book contain even more very simple recipes - make your own sweetened condensed milk, for example, and I am always grateful when a cookbook author includes a conversion table - or Common Equivalents, as this author so aptly entitled her index of measurements.) In this wonderful book, you will find easy to follow recipes for making your own cream cheese and "Dairy Queen" ice cream. Yum! The Hawaiian and Herman Carrot Cake recipes are both on my To Bake list! I'm scheduling a visit to St. Jacob's Market later this week to buy a bushel of carrots (and to sample this popular Amish market's famous Apple Fritter and Ice Cream dessert!) I can't wait to try the Zucchini Fritters or the Spicy Chicken Casserole. The Mojito Drink Concentrate sounds delicious - perfect for those of us who prefer non-alcoholic beverages. The ingredients for the Ramen Noodle Salad recipe are on my kitchen counter right now, waiting for me to file this review! The Grilled Chicken recipe is next! I was in such a cooking slump until I read this wonderful cookbook. My grocery list is now filled with wholesome, healthy ingredients. I'm going to whip up some good eats tonight, thanks to this collection of mouth-watering recipes. The pictures just seal the deal. The graphic of the baked chicken compelled to interrupt my writing of this review and pull some chicken out of my freezer! I highly recommend this collection of Amish recipes. It is beautifully presented and the recipes are totally "doable." This is a "must have" for any serious foodie and cookbook lover!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Laurie Allin

    I was looking forward to reading and trying this cookbook as I am interested in the Amish perspective and I love the idea of truly cooking from scratch. However, I found myself disappointed since many of the recipes call for highly processed ingredients that I wouldn't consider as "scratch" i.e. creamer powder, chocolate drink mix, Velveeta. There was a very interesting section on Dairy Products that I did find useful that taught how to make things like cheeses and yogurts truly from scratch. An I was looking forward to reading and trying this cookbook as I am interested in the Amish perspective and I love the idea of truly cooking from scratch. However, I found myself disappointed since many of the recipes call for highly processed ingredients that I wouldn't consider as "scratch" i.e. creamer powder, chocolate drink mix, Velveeta. There was a very interesting section on Dairy Products that I did find useful that taught how to make things like cheeses and yogurts truly from scratch. And lastly, there was a Miscellaneous section that had some odd recipes like "syrup" and "honey" using ingredients that did not include maple syrup or honey. Keeping in mind that what I was only able to review merely a sample (86 pages) of the complete cookbook (220 pages) I am hopefully that the final product has more of the actual from scratch, using real ingredients, recipes that I was expecting. Thank you to Netgalley and Barbour Publishing, Inc for allowing me to a sample copy of Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends From Scratch Cookbook in exchange for an honest review.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

    I enjoyed this cookbook and the recipes that are in it. If you like Amish food you will love this cookbook from this wonderful author. Looking forward to making some of the recipes in it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Chantal

    This book was really disappointing. Most recipes could be found on Google already and it brings nothing new to the table. It is a shame because this could of been a good addition to Amish cooking books. Wish it would have been different.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Debra

    What could be better than an Amish cookbook, compiled by one of the foremost Amish authors....Wanda Brunstetter!!! This cookbook will not disappoint you. It had readily available ingredients, that most of us already have in our kitchen, and the recipes are down home, warm the stomach, good food!! I have been blessed, many times, to share meals with our Amish friends and these recipes show how many of them eat. You will enjoy this book, especially since many of us are eating, at home, more during What could be better than an Amish cookbook, compiled by one of the foremost Amish authors....Wanda Brunstetter!!! This cookbook will not disappoint you. It had readily available ingredients, that most of us already have in our kitchen, and the recipes are down home, warm the stomach, good food!! I have been blessed, many times, to share meals with our Amish friends and these recipes show how many of them eat. You will enjoy this book, especially since many of us are eating, at home, more during this year of 2020.....this cookbook will help your family enjoy your meals!!. Open, the book, enjoy the possibilities and make some "new to you" dishes!! I received an ARC copy of this book, but loved it so much, I bought a hard copy to add to my Brunstetter book collection!!! *I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, Kensington Books via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

  6. 5 out of 5

    Becka

    My eye was drawn to this cookbook initially because I live in an area with a large Amish population, so I know firsthand how delicious many Amish-made recipes taste. Thinking about that made me realize that one reason I enjoy Amish cooking is that it's usually made from scratch--the same reason I always enjoyed Sunday dinners at my grandmother's as a child. In an era where so much of the "food" people eat bears little resemblance to what would have been found in my grandmother's kitchen, I think My eye was drawn to this cookbook initially because I live in an area with a large Amish population, so I know firsthand how delicious many Amish-made recipes taste. Thinking about that made me realize that one reason I enjoy Amish cooking is that it's usually made from scratch--the same reason I always enjoyed Sunday dinners at my grandmother's as a child. In an era where so much of the "food" people eat bears little resemblance to what would have been found in my grandmother's kitchen, I think we could all use a little more "made from scratch" in our lives. Wanda E Brunstetter's Amish Friends From Scratch Cookbook provides exactly that--simple, delicious, made from scratch recipes made from readily available ingredients. No culinary degree required to make tasty food. There is a wide variety of recipes for all courses of a meal, and interspersed with the recipes are gorgeous photos and story snippets of Amish life. This cookbook will be well-used and loved in my home for sure! Thanks go to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    This is one of those cookbooks that will not only get much use, it will be one to pass down from one family member to another. Some of the recipes here you will be familiar with, but it’s not difficult to make pancakes from scratch rather than using a mix. More cost effective and healthier too. Most cookbook recipes for Apple Butter call for cooking apples in either the crock pot or on the stove. The recipe here says to bake it; now that’s a really old-fashioned idea but the one where you will g This is one of those cookbooks that will not only get much use, it will be one to pass down from one family member to another. Some of the recipes here you will be familiar with, but it’s not difficult to make pancakes from scratch rather than using a mix. More cost effective and healthier too. Most cookbook recipes for Apple Butter call for cooking apples in either the crock pot or on the stove. The recipe here says to bake it; now that’s a really old-fashioned idea but the one where you will get the most flavor. Most people have made stuffed cabbage rolls but here is the German version called Galoushka. Very well laid out and wonderful photos. Guess I’ll head to the kitchen now and bake up some goodies. I received an advanced reader copy from NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving my review.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Crystal

    I was really looking forward to this cookbook because I love the idea of cooking from scratch. This book missed the mark for me though. The recipes were simple, but weren't anything that I couldn't easily find on google. Also, with this book being labeled as Amish recipes I wasn't expecting processed ingredients in a lot of the recipes. I was really looking forward to this cookbook because I love the idea of cooking from scratch. This book missed the mark for me though. The recipes were simple, but weren't anything that I couldn't easily find on google. Also, with this book being labeled as Amish recipes I wasn't expecting processed ingredients in a lot of the recipes.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    Date reviewed: August 4, 2020 When life for the entire universe and planet turns on its end and like everyone else you "have nothing to do" while your place of work is closed and you are continuing to be in #COVID19 #socialisolation, superspeed readers like me can read 250+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. And it is way too hot to go outside, so why not sit in from of the blasting a/c and read and review books?? BTW - stay home and save lives!!!!!!!! No tan is worth Date reviewed: August 4, 2020 When life for the entire universe and planet turns on its end and like everyone else you "have nothing to do" while your place of work is closed and you are continuing to be in #COVID19 #socialisolation, superspeed readers like me can read 250+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. And it is way too hot to go outside, so why not sit in from of the blasting a/c and read and review books?? BTW - stay home and save lives!!!!!!!! No tan is worth dying for. I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸. New, from New York Times bestselling author of Amish fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter-- A must-have cookbook that goes back to the basics of cooking from scratch! Why does nothing compare to the memories of Great-Grandma’s food? Could it be because she made everything from scratch? Amish and Mennonite cooks contribute recipes that celebrate the value of skipping the factory-made shortcuts and cooking from scratch. Over 200 recipes are divided into traditional categories from main dishes and sides to desserts and snacks. Also included are kitchen tips and stories about growing up around an Amish kitchen. Encased in a lay-flat binding and presented in full colour, home cooks of all ages will be delighted to add this cookbook to their collections. I love Wanda Brunstetter's books and aways wanted the recipes - here they are!!!! I live close to Amish and Mennonite country so I am always going to the farm stands for produce and baking ... no wonder my butt is so big. I absolutely loved this book and have already ordered a copy for myself and the library...samples are such a great idea for reviewers but then we tend to want the whole book. It is well set up and the recipes are understandable to cooks of all levels - this is a delightful addition to any cookbook shelf. As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/Tik-Tok and YouTube Millionaires/etc. " on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it 🥧🥧🥧🥧🥧

  10. 5 out of 5

    Annie

    Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader. Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends From Scratch Cookbook is a cookbook with basic Amish/country staple dishes in a simple style. Due out 1st Nov 2020 from Barbour Books, it's 224 pages and will be available in spiral bound format. The eARC provided was an 86 page sample with recipes for breakfast, (non-alcoholic) drinks and snacks, breads rolls & crackers, salads & side dishes, main dishes, desserts, snacks & candy, dairy products, miscellaneo Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader. Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends From Scratch Cookbook is a cookbook with basic Amish/country staple dishes in a simple style. Due out 1st Nov 2020 from Barbour Books, it's 224 pages and will be available in spiral bound format. The eARC provided was an 86 page sample with recipes for breakfast, (non-alcoholic) drinks and snacks, breads rolls & crackers, salads & side dishes, main dishes, desserts, snacks & candy, dairy products, miscellaneous, equivalents & substitutions (lots of good tips), and several indexes which include contributors, recipes by each section, and VERY helpfully, an index of main ingredients with recipes included featuring each main ingredient.. The photography is appealing and warm and emphasizes the comfort and simplicity of good food with good friends and family. The typography and layout are homey, with recipes presented individually, organized by section. Many of these recipes will be familiar to cooks who have had family recipes handed down for generations. The recipes all have ingredients listed in American standard measurements only. The written directions are clear and easy to follow. There is no nutritional information given for the sample recipes, and the contributors names are listed for each. There are very few convenience or premade ingredients here (as could be expected from the title). The only things I saw were things like instant coffee powder and powdered creamer. Everything else is from scratch. Also many of these recipes have large yields, perfect for parties, reunions, gatherings, etc. Five stars. (With the assumption that the rest of the recipes and book quality are to the same standard as the sample provided). Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Mardell

    Some of my earliest memories are being in the kitchen with my family. Everyone had a job to do no matter how small we were. Nothing compares to enjoying a good home cooked meal from scratch, eaten around a large table. Amish Friends From Scratch Cookbook is reminiscent of copying those favorite recipes by hand on a three by five inch card to share. My box is overflowing still with treasures from my family and friends. This new collection of recipes gathered by Wanda Brunstetter is full of recipe Some of my earliest memories are being in the kitchen with my family. Everyone had a job to do no matter how small we were. Nothing compares to enjoying a good home cooked meal from scratch, eaten around a large table. Amish Friends From Scratch Cookbook is reminiscent of copying those favorite recipes by hand on a three by five inch card to share. My box is overflowing still with treasures from my family and friends. This new collection of recipes gathered by Wanda Brunstetter is full of recipes that have been tried and tested. One recipe to note especially, is Coffee Shop Brownies....from one chocolate lover to another, they are quite good! The Buttermilk pancake recipe conjures up memories of my dad on a Saturday morning making his special pancakes. Other recipes that are noteworthy are Delicious Cream Cheese and Marshmallow Creme Fluff. Those are two things I thought were found only in the grocery store! If you are looking for tried and true recipes for your family, I recommend this cookbook. Consider adding this to your gift list for budding cooks in the family. You may benefit by an invitation to enjoy one of these good recipes around the table.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sonia Williams

    I have been fascinated with Amish people and their traditions and so was excited to be able to view this ARC. This is a collection of recipes from families who live in the communities and I will certainly be trying the following recipes out - pancakes for breakfast, the Herman starter for making bread, many delicious looking brownies and some great ideas for dips. The only issue I had with this as a book was the From Scratch element. To me this implies making every element of the dish from scratc I have been fascinated with Amish people and their traditions and so was excited to be able to view this ARC. This is a collection of recipes from families who live in the communities and I will certainly be trying the following recipes out - pancakes for breakfast, the Herman starter for making bread, many delicious looking brownies and some great ideas for dips. The only issue I had with this as a book was the From Scratch element. To me this implies making every element of the dish from scratch (except things like mayo) however there were what I would class as convenience items, such as tomato sauce, tinned pumpkin or chicken soup. That aside the stories told throughout the book were fascinating and I now feel I have a greater insight into Amish home cooking. Thanks to NetGalley and Barbour books for access to this ARC.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Basicsadie

    I would have LOVED to see the full version of this cookbook that will have 270 recipes of Amish/Mennonite from scratch recipes in it!! What I received to review was a teaser version of this book! I loved that there are actual pictures of the finished product, nicely photographed in the book. How many actually, I can't tell you as I do not have the full version. Another thing I absolutely LOVED, is it included the recipe for Hillybilly Bread, which I can't wait to make!! While I only got to view I would have LOVED to see the full version of this cookbook that will have 270 recipes of Amish/Mennonite from scratch recipes in it!! What I received to review was a teaser version of this book! I loved that there are actual pictures of the finished product, nicely photographed in the book. How many actually, I can't tell you as I do not have the full version. Another thing I absolutely LOVED, is it included the recipe for Hillybilly Bread, which I can't wait to make!! While I only got to view the teaser version of this book, I like it enough and can't wait to purchase the full version and discover its contents!! I give 4 stars instead of 5 because I can't provide all the information I want to because I don't have the full book to draw from. What I did see, I loved it!!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Cindy Batdorf

    Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends From Scratch Cookbook by Wanda E. Brunstetter I am drooling over recipes for breakfast food like Pancakes and Waffles submitted by Amish ladies from Pennsylvania, and don't forget the syrup! Noodles from Martha in Michigan will go with any meal. Let's have Grilled Chicken from Carla in Pennsylvania and Potato Salad from Esther in Ohio for supper. Don't forget everyone's favorite, dessert. I would like Peanut Butter Bars from Velma in Indiana and Fudge Brownies f Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends From Scratch Cookbook by Wanda E. Brunstetter I am drooling over recipes for breakfast food like Pancakes and Waffles submitted by Amish ladies from Pennsylvania, and don't forget the syrup! Noodles from Martha in Michigan will go with any meal. Let's have Grilled Chicken from Carla in Pennsylvania and Potato Salad from Esther in Ohio for supper. Don't forget everyone's favorite, dessert. I would like Peanut Butter Bars from Velma in Indiana and Fudge Brownies from Maria in Indiana. There are special lists for Equivalents and Substitutions. Pictures of delicious food are found throughout the book. I am sure you will find many tempting recipes in this book to try and label your favorites. My copy was provided by Net Galley.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Denice Langley

    This addition to my Brunstetter collection of reading and cooking books is another excellent investment. The recipes use basic pantry ingredients and do not require a culinary degree to complete. The family oriented menus are great for a few or a crowd and the easy to follow recipes insure quality results for all. I've already tried about 30 of them and have bookmarked at least that many more to try before the holidays. Along with the recipes, you'll find many stories of the Amish way of life an This addition to my Brunstetter collection of reading and cooking books is another excellent investment. The recipes use basic pantry ingredients and do not require a culinary degree to complete. The family oriented menus are great for a few or a crowd and the easy to follow recipes insure quality results for all. I've already tried about 30 of them and have bookmarked at least that many more to try before the holidays. Along with the recipes, you'll find many stories of the Amish way of life and find it not so much different than yours or mine. I intend to gift a copy of this book to at least 6 of my younger relatives this Christmas. It can start their own Brunstetter collection.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Penmouse

    How do you say yum?? Buy the Amish Friends From Scratch Cookbook by Wanda Brunstettler and start cooking up some of her recipes found in her newest cookbook. Recipes range from savory to sweet and you will find many recipes to brighten up your meal time. Here are some of the recipes you fill find: Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars Honey BBQ Boneless Wings Taco Salad Corn Bread Salad Hillbilly Bread Homemade Root Beer Fluffy Pancakes Recommend. Review written after downloading a sample cookbook galley from Ne How do you say yum?? Buy the Amish Friends From Scratch Cookbook by Wanda Brunstettler and start cooking up some of her recipes found in her newest cookbook. Recipes range from savory to sweet and you will find many recipes to brighten up your meal time. Here are some of the recipes you fill find: Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars Honey BBQ Boneless Wings Taco Salad Corn Bread Salad Hillbilly Bread Homemade Root Beer Fluffy Pancakes Recommend. Review written after downloading a sample cookbook galley from NetGalley.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Continent78yahoo.Com

    Since I’ve been cooking from scratch from a young age for a large family, many of these recipes are familiar or close to dishes I have made before. However, there are some uniquely Amish dishes in this cookbook, some I still need to try. I’ve always been curious how the Amish make root beer, now I know, though I’m waiting for a special occasion to try a batch myself. The biggest drawback for cookbooks is when they are online. It makes it much more difficult to use than if you have a hard copy.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Nancy

    Thank you to Netgalley, Wanda E. Brunstetter and Barbour Publishing, Inc for the ARC of Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends From Scratch Cookbook. I totally love this sample of the upcoming cookbook. I have made a few of the recipes and I am looking forward to making several more. For it being just a sample of the upcoming cookbook, it was amazing to be able to review. I am a huge cookbook collector, and this is one I will buy for my collection and I will be giving it to friends and family for t Thank you to Netgalley, Wanda E. Brunstetter and Barbour Publishing, Inc for the ARC of Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends From Scratch Cookbook. I totally love this sample of the upcoming cookbook. I have made a few of the recipes and I am looking forward to making several more. For it being just a sample of the upcoming cookbook, it was amazing to be able to review. I am a huge cookbook collector, and this is one I will buy for my collection and I will be giving it to friends and family for their holiday cooking.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sherry Greene

    Another great Amish Friends cookbook from this author. If you love Amish cooking, cooking from scratch, beautiful, appealing pictures of these dishes, you will love this book. Organized by food types, an index of contributors, a section on substitution items, recipes by key ingredients, and recipes for miscellaneous things, this is a “must have” to add to your cookbook collection. I can’t wait to try many of these recipes. Thanks to Barbour Publishers and NetGalley for the advance sample copy of t Another great Amish Friends cookbook from this author. If you love Amish cooking, cooking from scratch, beautiful, appealing pictures of these dishes, you will love this book. Organized by food types, an index of contributors, a section on substitution items, recipes by key ingredients, and recipes for miscellaneous things, this is a “must have” to add to your cookbook collection. I can’t wait to try many of these recipes. Thanks to Barbour Publishers and NetGalley for the advance sample copy of this book. The opinions expressed are my own.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Karen Troutman

    Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends From Scratch Cookbook A Collection of Over 270 Recipes for Simple Hearty Meals and More by Wanda E. Brunstetter Barbour Publishing, Inc. You Like Them Barbour Books Christian | Cooking, Food & Wine Pub Date 01 Nov 2020 | Archive Date 01 Jan 2021 I can't wait to try some of these made from scratch goodies! I like the pictures and the author. I will recommend this title. Thanks to Barbour Books and NetGalley for the ARC. Great cookbook. 5 star Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends From Scratch Cookbook A Collection of Over 270 Recipes for Simple Hearty Meals and More by Wanda E. Brunstetter Barbour Publishing, Inc. You Like Them Barbour Books Christian | Cooking, Food & Wine Pub Date 01 Nov 2020 | Archive Date 01 Jan 2021 I can't wait to try some of these made from scratch goodies! I like the pictures and the author. I will recommend this title. Thanks to Barbour Books and NetGalley for the ARC. Great cookbook. 5 star

  21. 4 out of 5

    Cynthia

    Looking forward for this book to be published. Every time I see an Amish cookbook, I get excited. I myself have food allergies and intolerance that preclude me from eating many of the recipes without substitution but I enjoy making them as suggested for my family. Cooking from scratch has been a long time pleasure but in this time of COVID quarantines it is even more important to be able to cook from our pantries. This wonderful cookbook makes it possible and delicious.

  22. 4 out of 5

    ♥Mary♦Sweet♣Dreams♠Are♥Made♦of♣This♠

    Any recipe ever could be found on google or online but having this book handy for special occasions or for everyday use is a real treat. A sturdy medium sized cookbook with easy to follow instructions and depictions. From breakfast to delicious dessert treats, you will find what you need here. Somethings I already knew how to make, somethings were a new special delight. It is all very delicious and I'm glad to have this book close by. Any recipe ever could be found on google or online but having this book handy for special occasions or for everyday use is a real treat. A sturdy medium sized cookbook with easy to follow instructions and depictions. From breakfast to delicious dessert treats, you will find what you need here. Somethings I already knew how to make, somethings were a new special delight. It is all very delicious and I'm glad to have this book close by.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Carol Allen

    Thanks to Barbour Publishers, Wanda Brunstetter, and NetGalley for the advance sample copy of this book. The opinions expressed are my own. As usual, Wanda has given us a wonderful collection of Amish recipes that we can make an enjoy. Recipes are arranged by category and credit is given to all who contribute. Pictures are beautiful and recipes are easy to follow. Great addition to any cookbook collection. A 5 star collection.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jen

    Simple, cozy, soul filling recipes! The pictures were lovely, as well as the simple descriptions. These are classic, delicious, homemade recipes. Everyone will find something they love here and the Amish stories will fill you heart! My thanks to the publisher for the advance reader in exchange for my honest review.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Cecilia

    Another wonderful cookbook from Wanda Brunstetter. Organized by food types (salads, breads, dairy, breakfast, etc.) and there is even a section that breaks it down by an ingredient. A must have addition to any home chef's kitchen! I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and netgalley in return for my honest review. Another wonderful cookbook from Wanda Brunstetter. Organized by food types (salads, breads, dairy, breakfast, etc.) and there is even a section that breaks it down by an ingredient. A must have addition to any home chef's kitchen! I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and netgalley in return for my honest review.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    Beautiful photos and easy recipes with real ingredients. I loved that the ingredient lists were short and frequently were all things that I keep on hand. No exotic ingredients that you'll never use again. Tons of delicious bread recipes for your pandemic baking needs plus comfort foods galore and some fun new things to try like making your own yogurts and cheeses. Beautiful photos and easy recipes with real ingredients. I loved that the ingredient lists were short and frequently were all things that I keep on hand. No exotic ingredients that you'll never use again. Tons of delicious bread recipes for your pandemic baking needs plus comfort foods galore and some fun new things to try like making your own yogurts and cheeses.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sandyinlargo

    Another wonderful cookbook from Ms. Brunstetter and friends. The recipes all look delicious . I am seriously debating on how my doctor will love them, but what the heck, they look too good ignore. The only drawback that I could see was that the pictures didn't show what recipe they were. There was an extremely tasty cake in there, but no way to identify what it was. Another wonderful cookbook from Ms. Brunstetter and friends. The recipes all look delicious . I am seriously debating on how my doctor will love them, but what the heck, they look too good ignore. The only drawback that I could see was that the pictures didn't show what recipe they were. There was an extremely tasty cake in there, but no way to identify what it was.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Z

    Overall, I wasn’t too excited about this cookbook, but I think it’s just not the style that I’m into. That said, I did really appreciate the effort put into collecting recipes from a variety of communities. Full review here. Overall, I wasn’t too excited about this cookbook, but I think it’s just not the style that I’m into. That said, I did really appreciate the effort put into collecting recipes from a variety of communities. Full review here.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Cozy Book Spot

    Beautiful book! I love Amish cookbooks! This book has some delicious recipes from scratch and I can't wait to make some of them! It's very pretty and organized. I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review Beautiful book! I love Amish cookbooks! This book has some delicious recipes from scratch and I can't wait to make some of them! It's very pretty and organized. I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review

  30. 5 out of 5

    Dawn

    Wanda amazes us with another cookbook. With a smattering sample of the recipes included in this book we can see how well this is put together. You will never be disappointed with any of Wanda Brunstetter's books. This review is my own and I am under no obligation to leave a positive view. Wanda amazes us with another cookbook. With a smattering sample of the recipes included in this book we can see how well this is put together. You will never be disappointed with any of Wanda Brunstetter's books. This review is my own and I am under no obligation to leave a positive view.

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