Monday, October 22, 2012

THE AMISH FAMILY COOKBOOK


It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!



Today's Wild Card authors are:


and the book:

Harvest House Publishers; Spi edition (October 1, 2012)

***Special thanks to Ginger Chen for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Jerry Eicher’s bestselling Amish fiction (more than 210,000 in combined sales) includes The Adams County Trilogy, the Hannah’s Heart books, and the Little Valley Series. After a traditional Amish childhood, Jerry taught for two terms in Amish and Mennonite schools in Ohio and Illinois. Since then he’s been involved in church renewal, preaching, and teaching Bible studies. Jerry lives with his wife, Tina, and their four children in Virginia.

Tina Eicher was born and married in the Amish faith, surrounded by a mother and sisters who were great Amish cooks. At fellowship meals and family gatherings, Tina’s dishes receive high praise and usually return empty. She and her husband, Jerry Eicher, author of several bestselling Amish fiction titles, are the parents of four children and live in Virginia.


Visit the author's website.

SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:


From bestselling author Jerry Eicher (more than 350,000 books sold) and his wife, Tina, comes this warm and inviting peek into an Amish kitchen, complete with recipes, Amish proverbs, and a dash of Amish humor. Readers will laugh, pray, and eat robustly with The Amish Family Cookbook at their side.



Product Details:
List Price: $ 14.99
Spiral-bound: 272 pages

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers; Spi edition (October 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0736943773
ISBN-13: 978-0736943772



AND NOW...A FEW RECIPES FOR YOU TO TRY (CLICK ON PICTURES TO SEE THEM LARGER):








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How fun~ I love cookbooks! I love to read them and get ideas for my own cooking, I don't necessarily *always* follow recipes.

I found some interesting more "traditional" Amish recipes in this book, but was VERY surprised by the number of "Mexican" inspired recipes as well as BBQ sandwiches, Chipotle BBQ sauce, "wrap" recipes, grilling rubs. There were many more culturally diverse recipes than I would expect from an Amish cookbook (I expected more "German style recipes). I was also taken aback by the number of recipes that relied on pudding and cake mixes, Bisquick, and other "prepared" food items (like refrigerated biscuit rolls).

That being said, there are a number of recipes that I plan to try (just probably not so many of the "Prepared food" ingredient recipes, as I prefer to be more of a "From scratch" sort of cook). Now that the colder weather is here, and we seem to be on a "Healthy" upsweep, cooking and baking are starting to take place again. :)

Blessings~
Disclaimer: I received this/these item(s)/service for free as part of FIRST Wild Card Reviews. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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