Everyday Recipes from Farm & Pantry
SUMMARY: Taste the goodness of Amish life.
Bestselling cookbook author and food columnist Lovina Eicher brings together the best of Amish cooking as she shares traditional Amish recipes along with her own kitchen tips and secrets.
These easy-to-follow, authentic recipes are prepared every day in countless homes in Old Order Amish communities. In this richly illustrated cookbook with step-by-step photographs, learn Amish cooking just as if you were in Lovina's kitchen. Make the hearty, similar dishes that the Amish cook together and serve at home, church services, and weddings.
Peach Muffins Shoofly Cake
Caramel Pecan Rolls Grandma's Butterscotch Pie
Amish Macaroni Salad Fresh Corn Salsa
Asparagus Egg Casserole Sweet Dills
Homestyle Pot Roast Hot Pepper Butter
Lovina's Homemade Bread Green Tomato Jam
Oven Crusty Chicken Amish Wedding Nothings
REVIEW: I love cookbooks. This one is no exception. As stated, the recipes are easy to read and follow. The pictures, not only of food but life in general within the Amish community, are beautiful. I like the little tidbits Lovina added to each recipe about favorite recipes, tips, and cute stories. Some of the recipes are for large quantities so you to make sure you read the recipe closely beforehand because you may need to make some adjustments BEFORE you start cooking. I like how in the back there are recipes that are for VERY LARGE groups of people. So, if you are ever in need, you already have some recipes to choose from.
The recipe my daughter Hannah and I chose was Banana Cookies. They were similar to banana bread but much lighter and covered in icing. They were delicious. Unfortunately, they were really soft but I think that was from the substitutions my daughter and I had to make. We didn't have any shortening so we used butter instead, in addition to the butter that was called for. We ran a little short of flour but we made due. We used fresh and frozen bananas. My oven and stove are giving me fits so I ended up baking them longer to make sure they were complete cooked. I ran out of milk so I used buttermilk in the icing and thought it works perfectly.
There are a few other recipes I want to try: homemade bread, breakfast casserole, egg dutch, overnight French toast, squash casserole, outrageous chocolate chip cookies, and many more. Can't wait to start cooking more.
This book was provided by Herald Press for review without any compensation.
Lovina Eicher is author of the syndicated column, Lovina’s Amish Kitchen, which appears in 40 newspapers around the United States and on a weekly blog maintain by her editors. She is the author of several cookbooks. Lovina and her husband have eight children and live in rural Michigan.