Cookbook Review: Wanda Brunstetter’s Amish Friends 4 Seasons Cookbook

18 Jul

Whether you garden with the intent of feeding your family or love to purchase fresh produce at local farm stores or markets, the Amish Friends 4 Seasons Cookbook will be an invaluable resource for your kitchen. I love how this cookbook is divided by seasons, allowing the chef in his/her kitchen to bring the freshest of dishes to the family table. Summer is in full swing and there is plenty of zucchini here in the sunny South. I chose to use some of the abundance to make Zucchini Chocolate Coffee Cake. This very chocolate-y cake turned out super moist, and the slight hint of coffee in the frosting gave it just the right note to balance the sweetness. There are plenty of other zucchini recipes plus hundreds more featuring seasonal garden vegetables for appetizers, side dishes, main courses, and desserts. There are also recipes for preserving your garden bounty for future meals. I’m looking forward to exploring all the seasonal goodies in this well-organized and easy to use cookbook.


(Thanks to Barbour Publishing for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

Fresh Recipes for Each Season of the Year

Do you strive to eat what local, fresh, and in season? Then this is the cookbook for you. Organized by the winter, spring, summer, and fall seasons, there are a bounty of recipes for various ways to use up seasonal fruits and vegetables. Sprinkled with tips for growing and harvesting, too, the well-organized book boasts contributions from Amish and Mennonites from across the United States who are fans of author of Amish fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter. Encased in a lay-flat binding and presented in full color, it is a must-have cookbook for anyone who gardens, participates in a CSA, or enjoys farmers’ markets.

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