In our home, we have a love for cooking, both simple and the not so simple, but when we’re looking for something new to make, often or not, it has to be something that isn’t too exotic (unless its a really special occasion) and something that, at least a good portion, of the family would enjoy.
With, “A Farmer’s Daughter: Recipes from a Mennonite Kitchen”, I enjoyed the mix of different spins on everyday comfort food and new ways of making familiar dishes such as: Campfire Potatoes, Moroccan Chicken Kebabs, Ginger and Honey Salmon, along with new spins on desserts such as Butterscotch Cookies, and Pumpkin Maple Whoopie Pies.
What makes a good cook book?
Ease of use, instructions that speak plainly to a wide variety of cooks in the kitchen,ingredients that are appropriate for the type of cookbook being written, with, “A Farmer’s Daughter: Recipes from a Mennonite Kitchen”,the cook will find a simple, down home, easy to read cookbook, with ingredients, that for many, can already be found in the kitchen or canned if you are a canner.
I enjoy the practicality of the cookbook. It had recipes that I know I will be using over and over, which is sometimes the trouble with owning cookbooks. There maybe one or two I could use but the rest, either I’m unsure of, pretty sure no one will care for, or the ingredients weren’t attainable.
However, “A Farmer’s Daughter: Recipes from a Mennonite Kitchen”, offers recipes that have enough of a variety that no matter what the situation, something can be found for, just about any occasion and the personal anecdotes and quotes, brought a very down home touch to the cookbook.
The list of ingredients can be found at any grocery store and the directions are simple, precise and makes just enough, not too little or too much, but the right amount for any family.
The only drawbacks that I could find was that there were no pictures of the dishes that were made, but in all honesty, that is a small drawback, compared to the overall quality of the cookbook that is sure to be a family favorite in any home.
This book was given to me via Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group in exchange for my personal opinion
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