Monday, August 24, 2015

4-Star Review of "99 Favorite Amish Recipes"

Review of 99 Favorite Amish Recipes

by Georgia Varozza

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The Amish are admired for their simple lives, their intricate quilts, their bold faith, and especially their homemade meals. Straight from the heart of Amish country, this new collection of hearty, wholesome recipes will remind you of the pleasures of the family table.
Learn to prepare easy and delicious dishes for your family, including
caramel apple pie, farmer’s stew, shoofly pie, haystack supper, and homemade noodles
Bring the simple life home!
MY REVIEW:  With each section of this wonderful recipe book, there is a scripture passage and prayer.   I appreciate the fact that the author includes some of her own tips for recipes, such as variations or substitutions one might use.    There is a section for "Best-Ever Breakfasts", "Midday Meals & Snacks", and "Quick & Easy Dinners".  The recipes featured are unique to the Amish homes.  I personally tried the Baked Oatmeal (this is good but I think I still prefer oatmeal creamier),  German Potato Salad (my favorite potato salad recipe ever!),  Shoofly Pie (My All-Time Favorite Amish dish!), Layered Lettuce & Pea Salad (a great summer dish), and Poor Man's Steak (delicious and tender).  I thought that it might have been a good idea to include a separate section for desserts as these recipes were simply included in the other three categories.   I also would have loved to have seen some pictures or illustrations in the book.  
       I rate this recipe book 4 stars and highly recommend it to adventurous cooks.    
       I received a kindle version of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.  

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