11/07/2012

Review | A Farmer's Daughter


Recipes from a Mennonite Kitchen
Dawn Stoltzfus
2012
Revell Books
Non-fiction/Cookbook

I finished reading this book several weeks ago, I loved the recipes!!  They are super simple, not overly full of hard to find ingredients.  Most of the ingredients are the staples of any pantry.  I love the little stories that Dawn included in the book, I especially loved the story of her and her sister going to work with Grandpa and the man showing up with the stick, and Grandpa telling the man "those are my girls."  We all love knowing we are someone's girl (or guy) and as young children that feeling of belonging is the most security you can give a child.  I loved this story!! (I think I said that already didn't I?)  As I said I did finish reading this book, but I had not had a chance to try any recipes until tonight.  Tonight I made the peach cobbler on page 165.  It was delicious and super easy to make!  I have pages earmarked with other recipes to try.  I also truly enjoyed the "and another thing" feature where the author included little snippets of information to help you learn more about the recipe or the ingredients.  For example, she tells that with the recipe for taco seasoning on page 208 there is no MSG in it.  An important factor to know.  Overall impression, Great book, lovely cover, wonderful stories of her childhood growing up in a Mennonite home.  215 pages of wonderful recipes.  An easy to find by name recipe index.  US $13.99 5 stars
This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received  for this review.
Available October 2012 from your favorite seller of Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group. 

Oh, and I guess you want to see a picture of my peach cobbler...

I looks sort of like biscuit puffs on it, not sure what it was supposed to look like, but it is yummy....

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