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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
"The Amish Family Cookbook" by Jerry S. Eicher and Tina Eicher is sure to become a family favorite. The physical aspects of this book are very good. It is spiral bound. Every cookbook should be spiral bound so that it lies flat for easy use. The pages appear to have a shiny coating on them for wiping off drips and spills. The recipes are what you would expect in an Amish cookbook. So what makes this book stand out? The size of the book, the reasonable price and the quality of the book. I tried several of the recipes and was pleased with them all. When I hear the words Amish and food in the same sentence my mouth waters. There is a great combination of recipes in this book: pies, soups, bread, casseroles, etc. This book has them all.
Scattered throughout the pages of this book you will find bits of wisdom. I love the following quotes from the book: “Blowing at the smoke won’t unplug the chimney;” “Everything that is beautiful has been loved into being;” “The taller the bamboo grows the lower it bends.” I found myself pondering over many of the quotes. My favorite recipes so far are Ruth’s Toffee Bits Pie, Lava Cakes, Cranberry Salad, and Oven Fried Buttermilk Chicken. The chicken is delicious. My husband loved it and has asked me to make it again. The Cranberry Salad is not just for Thanksgiving. This recipe will have you craving it often. What can I say about the Lava Cakes? This is one of those recipes that is indescribable. From the moment you dip your spoon in you will be hooked on this dessert. The Toffee Bits Pie is delicious. Writing this review has made me hungry. This book should have a warning label on it . . . hazardous to your waistline.