Review – From the Farmhouse Kitchen: Over 150 Delicious Farm-to-Table Recipes, Simple and Wholesome Ingredients, Authentic Ideas from a Mennonite Kitchen

35721859Title: From the Farmhouse Kitchen: Over 150 Delicious Farm-to-Table Recipes; Simple and Wholesome Ingredients; Authentic Ideas from a Mennonite Kitchen
Authors: Dawn Stoltzfus and Carol Falb
Series: N/A
Genre: Nonfiction – cookbook, Christian
Number of Pages: 224

My Rating: ★★☆☆

Synopsis

The authors, who are mother and daughter, present simple recipes using fresh ingredients.

Review

The recipes in this book are classic, simple, and delicious. I tried two recipes so far: hobo dinner and peanut butter fingers. I rarely make a recipe without tweaking it a little, and the recipes in this book are no exception, but they were still excellent recipes.

The hobo dinner is good, healthy, and inexpensive. It was easy to make and serves a crowd.

The peanut butter fingers are delicious! These bars are the perfect blend of peanut butter and chocolate.

I plan on trying five to ten other recipes in the book. One thing I like is that the recipes are organized by the four seasons, and so they somewhat correspond to whatever fresh ingredients would be available at that time.

Although the cover is pretty, the inside contains no pictures. I prefer photos in cookbooks, otherwise it’s sometimes hard to tell what a particular dish is, especially when the name is vague.

Other than recipes, the authors offer an occasional short vignette from their lives. These stories are gentle and wise, and I enjoyed some of them.

This is a basic cookbook with old-fashioned, home-style cuisine. I appreciate the emphasis on healthy ingredients, and in the end of the book there are even a few extra recipes for hand soap and deodorant.

I recommend this to:

  • Farm-to-table cooks.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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