9/12/15

Gather Around the Amish Table - Lucy Leid (with a GIVEAWAY!)

5 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
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!"

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

MY THOUGHTS -
This is an absolutely wonderful cook book! There are so many great recipes in here. If it is just plain, simple, home cooking - this is exactly what you are looking for.

I have already flagged 10 recipes I want to (and will) try, but there are so many more that look so good to me. I love the way all the recipes are just so basic. This is mostly stuff that you would already have around the house. OR - I found some basic recipes for meals I already make but made differently, with a twist or something added that I would have never thought of.

I just love this. I think if you had this cook book it would probably be one that you would turn to over and over and it would just plain ware out from the use!

The book is broken into chapters that you would think -
  1. Breakfast
  2. Breads and spreads
  3. Soups, sandwiches, and pizza
  4. Salads & pickles
  5. Vegetables & side dishes
  6. Meats & main dishes
  7. Cakes & pies
  8. Cookies
  9. Desserts & candy
  10. Snacks, Beverages, & extras
Here are some of the things I have marked to make -
  • Apple pancakes
  • No-knead refrigerator rolls
  • Betsey's blueberry muffins
  • Grandma's broccoli soup
  • Barb's sweet potatoes
  • Cherry coffee cake
  • Soft sugar cookies
  • Pumpkin cookies
  • Peach Delight
  • Blueberry buckle
(and thats just to name a few)

Many of the recipes have little anecdotes on top that were really cute and fun to read. There are also lots of beautiful full color pictures (and you know how I feel about that!).


Well I think this one is going to be one of my favorites (right up there with Trisha Yearwood's books!)

Thank you Litfuse for sending me this wonderful cook book for my honest review!

Get your copy from amazon - HERE

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Incorporate Amish cooking traditions this fall in your kitchen with Lucy Leid's 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. 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!”

Get your fall baking underway with an Amish baking basket giveaway from Lucy and MennoMedia!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
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Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 29th. The winner will be announced September 30th on the Litfuse blog.

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2 comments:

  1. Ooh I think I actually want to try this cookbook.

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    1. It is really really good Vonnie! If you are looking just for a good basic cookbook with all your basic recipes this one is it, guarantee you will use it over and over.

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