Thursday, January 11, 2018


Plain, old fashioned cooking!


Over 200 Practical Recipes for Use in Any Kitchen
By Wanda E. Brustetter

Amish Cooking Basic Enough for Beginners
Fans of New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish romance novels are invited to go back to cooking basics with characters from the bestselling Amish Cooking Class series. Heidi Troyer, her students, and other contributors share over 200 practical recipes for use in any kitchen, along with tips to keep things running smoothly. From learning how to boil eggs and knead biscuits to building a German Pizza and an Amish Haystack feast, The Amish Cooking Class Cookbook includes something beneficial for every age and skill set. Divided into traditional cookbook categories, there is a recipe everyone will find to love.



This book wasn’t what I thought it would be. That’s not a bad thing. It just took me by surprise. See, I haven’t read any of author Wanda E. Brusetter’s books. I simply thought this to be an Amish cookbook. However, it is based on Ms. Brustetter’s Amish Cooking Class novels. Fiction. So this book is a product of the many recipes shared in her three book series. (And if you like Amish fiction, I suggest you look the author up. She has written so many books!).

The chapters include The Amish Kitchen . . . Bread and Rolls, Mornings . . . Breakfast Foods, Sweets . . . Desserts, Canning . . . Spread and Pickles, Gatherings and Events . . . Main Dishes, Slow and Steady Wins the Race . . . Soups, Skill Sharing . . . Miscellaneous, Gardens . . . Salads and Sliders, General Store . . . Snacks, Dips, and Spices, Children in the Kitchen . . . Recipes for Children.

Following the chapter index the author explains her Cooking Class series, and introduces the characters. The book then goes into handy tips like making a Tender Roast Beef, Keeping Potatoes White, DIY Buttermilk, and many others.

Lovely photos, and verses of scripture accompany easy to follow recipes. Many of which I look forward to trying in my kitchen soon. Delicious sounding offering such as . . . Almond Milk, Root Beer, Country Breakfast, Angel Biscuits, Johnnycakes, Amish Country Breakfast, Blueberry Pancake Pizza, Butternut Squash Brownies, Lazy Daisy Cake, Cashew Brittle, Divinity, Coconut Love Bars, Cream Cheese Maple Frosting . . .

Sadly, since this was a preview of the book, I can’t share any of savory/main courses with you, because they weren’t in my preview.

All in all, I did enjoy the AMISH COOKING CLASS COOKBOOK. If you’re a fan of Amish culture, and/or simple cooking, I think you’ll really enjoy it too.

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  1. I've read a few of Wanda Brunstetter's books, but I didn't realize she had a cookbook. The recipes you listed sound delicious. I'll have to add this to my list of cookbooks to buy/check out from library. Thanks for the review!

  2. Thanks, Lisa. Happy Thursday, to you.

  3. Absolutely LOVE the Wanda E. Brustetter books! I was fortunate enough to get to read all of the The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club series and want to read the cooking one as well.

    Thanks for the information because I didn't realize there was also a cookbook in this series.