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Mennonite Community Cookbook

4.29 of 5 stars 4.29  ·  rating details  ·  55 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Mary Emma Showalter has compiled favorite recipes from hundreds of Mennonite women noted for their excellent cooking. Tantalizing dishes brought to this country directly from old Dutch, German, Swiss, and Russian kitchens. Original directions like 'a dab of cinnamon' or 'ten blubs of molasses' have been standardized to help you get the same wonderful individuality and flav ...more
Spiral, 494 pages
Published September 1st 1992 by Herald Press (VA) (first published January 1st 1950)
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I find it hard to believe the recipes came from the earlier generations of simple hard working people. The ingredients are very processed 1950's- 60's sounding stuff. I am giving it 2 stars because I'm a sucker for any cook book, even if hot dogs are on the ingredients list.
Lori Tatar
This is not our mom's, nor our grandmother's nor maybe even your great grandmother's cookbook. These are mostly old, authentic, traditional recipes that have been passed down for generations. I even found a few that I thought were lost. You'll be using the freshest ingredients since only a rare few call for a can of anything. And, in case you need it, there is a spot at the back with instructions on what to cook for a barnraising, enough for 175 men. There are more tips and general suggestions a ...more
Nancy Gail
Great cookbook with a lots of traditional recipes. It's a little hard to read and choose as there are a lot of recipes and no photos of finished food. Some recipes are simple and could use further instruction.
Three generations of Irwin cooks have used this. My grandmother, my mother, and now me. Quite simply, this my favorite cookbook. The meatloaf recipe saved me from having to admit to my Aunt Mary that I didn't know how to cook meatloaf. More importantly, it saved me from the 30 minute long lecture on "how she would cook it".
Fredrick Danysh
A collection of old-fashioned recipes from the Mennonite community. There are over 1,100 delicious recipes in this collection. Everything is made from scratch.
Donna Godfrey
This is the book I used when I learned to cook and I go to it often. I have my grandma's copy and that makes it special because she taught me to love to cook.
A gift from my grandmother.
Simply the best rhubarb crisp recipe I've ever seen or tasted.
Best Shoo Fly Pie recipe. Also the chicken pot pie
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