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Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Gatherings Cookbook: Over 200 Recipes for Carry-In Favorites with Tips for Making the Most of the Occasion

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New Compilation of the Recipes that Bring the Amish Together

Brand new, from New York Times bestselling author of Amish fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter, is a collection of over 200 recipes that are great for taking along and sharing where people meet to worship, work, and play. Included are tips for traveling with and serving food as well as personal stories of how gathe
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Spiral-bound, 224 pages
Published June 1st 2019 by Shiloh Run Press
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Kathryn in FL
Throughout history, food has served as a means of bringing community together. A time to fellowship and sharing news, forging a future in common purpose. This cookbook provides a means to this end. Ms. Brunstetter has compiled a treasure trove of recipes from submissions from her readers. This is a great go-to for those preparing to host a party at their home, a contribution to a pot luck dinner or any where a group gathers to share and break bread together.

There is a wide variety of topics cove
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Runner10
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the perfect cookbook for anyone who is fascinated by the Amish community. Brunstetter is the leader in Amish stories. This is a great addition to Amish followers.
Maureen Timerman
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
What a wonderful cookbook to add to my collection, and I love the recipes and I love the personal tidbits included at the beginning of each section.
This cookbook includes an index of recipes by Key Ingredients, but also by Section. Then credit is given to each of the contributors by adding their name and location, so yes, it is a cookbook by friends.
There is even a bunch of recipes for feeding a crowd, I can just picture these at a family reunion, or possibly at a church gathering.
We are also g
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Jillyn
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
What a charming little book. It puts me very much in mind of the types of cookbooks that I seek out at things like estate sales and thrift stores. The ones that were made by a book club or Girl Scout Troop or 4th grade class in ring binding with little plops of stains on pages that show they're well loved recipes.

This book is exactly as the tagline describes; over two hundred recipes designed for gatherings of families and friends. The book is divided more or less by course: Beverages, Snacks, B
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Janet
I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.

SAMPLE --- New Compilation of the Recipes that Bring the Amish Together

Brand new, from New York Times bestselling author of Amish fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter, is a collection of over 200 recipes that are great for taking along and sharing where people meet to worship, work, and play. Inclu
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Taryn
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbooks
This was a lovely magnification of the Amish community and how they gather together, along with the food that they share. I've always been enamored when it comes to the Amish and always jump at the chance to try any recipes that they share. I had a fantastic time taking all the recipes included in this new cookbook in and even set some time aside to try the ones that immediately caught my eye. I love a good drink, the Frozen Pear Slush jumped out at me because I love pears and it didn't disappoi ...more
Vicky Sluiter
Jun 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
A really nice spiral bound book that opens and lays flat, author Wanda Brunstetter’s newest cookbook is a delight. I’m enjoying trying new recipes! The recipes are easy to read and understand, and most of the ingredients you’ll find in your pantry.

The book centers on the Amish community; faith and family, and includes a page with a lovely story or sentiment between each section. The pictures are beautiful and will make you want to get in the kitchen.

I’m always surprised with the Amish use of con
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Marilyn
Oct 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, cookbook
This is cookbook will please anyone who loves to cook and bake with the wide variety of recipes. Additional bonus to the book is tidbits about the Amish, index with key ingredient as well as by section, along with cooking for a large crowd like the Amish often does. This is a worthwhile cookbook to add to any collector’s kitchen with a variety of recipes throughout Amish communities.
Christina
Jun 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
I think something people assume about Amish cooking is that everything is made from scratch, but many meals are often compromised of convenience foods.

This book features a mix of both types of recipes, some with a lot of detail and others are quite simple.

There are some good recipes here and everything is nicely arranged. I wish there was text to go with the photos of the food because it is sometimes hard to tell what dish it is.

Sarah
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review, barbour
A Taste of Amish Life Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Gatherings Cookbook brings a taste of Amish life to your kitchen. Beautifully illustrated with all full-color photos and pages, this cookbook is spiral-bound for easy use and contains over 200 recipes. Each section begins with a short informational page or story from either Wanda herself or Amish friends, followed by a few general tips applicable to that section. Food forms an important part of Amish events and socializing, highlighting ...more
Kristine
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: amazon-reviewed
Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Gatherings Cookbook, compiled by Wanda E. Brunstetter, is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late May.

Compiled recipes of beverages, snacks, breads, salads, sides, main entrees, and dessert for occasions where you’re feeding a large group, interspliced with tips, suggestions, and personal stories. There were more convenience items being used than I expected, really in the style of a church cookbook, and had photos that filter onto forest greens, dark hardw
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Randi Sampson
**I received a complimentary sample for consideration, all thoughts are 100% my own.

First and foremost, it is important to note that this review is based upon a sample received and not the full cookbook. That being said, I enjoyed what I saw so much, that the full cookbook has most certainly been added to my wish list.

I love a good cookbook. In fact, I have quite a collection of them that I use frequently. Some of my favorites are those that are not merely by one person, but those that feature
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Annie
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader.

Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Gatherings Cookbook is a new cookbook for weddings, parties, and other social gatherings. Released 1st June 2019 by Barbour on their Shiloh Run imprint, it's 224 pages and available in spiral bound format.

The eARC provided was a 48 pages sample with recipes for (non-alcoholic)drinks, salads, desserts, main- and side-dishes, and helpful tips for cooking for a crowd, streamlining serving, and cleaning up.

The
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Ellie
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this cookbook! It's spiral bound and the perfect size to have open on your counter to read from while you are cooking and baking. There are plenty of pretty pictures and it is easy to read. My new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe comes from this cookbook! There are a lot of interesting recipes in this cookbook. There is a recipe called Messy Pink Stuff which I definitely want to try. There are recipes called Pumpkin Snickerdoodles and Can't-Leave-Alone-Bars. There are also recipes fo ...more
Jalynn Patterson
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.



About the Book:

New Compilation of the Recipes that Bring the Amish Together

Brand new, from New York Times bestselling author of Amish fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter, is a collection of over 200 recipes that are great for taking along and sharing where people meet to worship, work, and play. Included are tips for traveling with and serving food as well as personal stories of how
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Emma
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Gatherings Cookbook
New Compilation of the Recipes that Bring the Amish Together
is a collection of over 200 recipes that are great for taking along and sharing where people meet to worship, work, and play. Included are tips for traveling with and serving food as well as personal stories of how gatherings are at the heart of the Amish community. The well-organized book boasts contributions from Amish and Mennonites from across the United States. Categories inc
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C.E. Hart
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, cooking
I’m constantly in need of encouragement and motivation when it comes time to prepare meals. It gets hum-drum preparing the same comfortable go-tos. Well, this book has certainly inspired me! I love it when a cookbook has illustrations. And I’m especially pleased that the recipes call for simple, already on hand ingredients.

Amish Friends Gathering Cookbook contains more than recipes. Each section opens with a meal-gathering inspired Amish story or memory—a nice addition to this book. The Table of
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Judi
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book will pull you in with sweet memories of gatherings of Amish families. The contributors share a number of recipes used through the years in their family and community. The reader is drawn back in time when families shared a meal together, celebrated sharing food, gathered to celebrate life and accomplishments, to build each other up.

A few recipes were shared in this sample of the book to be released in June. In exchange for an honest review, Balbour Publishing and NetGalley provided me
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Leslie M.
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Yum! That's the first work this comes to mind about this upcoming release from Brunstetter! I've read many of her fiction books, but I've never checked out an Amish cookbook prior to this one. I'll likely remedy that in the future!

I love that this is spiral-bound, which makes it so much easier to use while cooking. The collection includes over 200 recipes, perfect for your family, and there's even a section for a crowd (including those up to 300 people!). It's well organized into the fo
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Joe-lisa Hernandez
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have to say, I love this cookbook. I generally love cookbooks. But I find that a lot of them include a lot of recipes I know I'll never cook, because they call for ingredients that I don't happen to have in my house, or weird, rare spices. Not so with this cookbook! The Amish know how to cook for families, and they know how to cook simple, hearty food that will satisfy those at the table. This cookbook delivers on both of these items. I've already made several items -- my kids really loved the ...more
Kee Hoo
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favs, arc
Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Gatherings Cookbook: Over 200 Recipes for Carry-In Favorites with Tips for Making the Most of the Occasion

The author makes it simple to bring a food or drink to a funeral or a wedding. There are tips throughout this cookbook, to make the event better. Where people gather, they need something to eat. Be it a simple house or barn raising, to a more difficult dinner with the future In-Laws!

There are chapters such as: Snacks, Salads and Side Dishes. Lots of categ
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Jen. (JenGalaxy4 Christian Book Reviews)
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I absolutely enjoyed flipping through this book! I liked the tips shared from Amish and Mennonite women about food preparation, clean-up techniques, planning advice and how to feed a large crowd.

The recipes are well-written and easy to follow. I can see these easily being modified to suit any allergies or intolerances your family may have.

The glossy photos included are just beautiful! I’ve shared a few pictures from the inside of the book over on my Instagram account – stop by and take a look!
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Shelly Itkin
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love reading Amish books and always seem to enjoy hearing about the meals that they prepare. They are usually wholesome and sometimes made with ingredients that they grow.
When I was given this complimentary copy from Barbour Publishing I decided I not only wanted to try some of the recipes but also review them.
I started with the Orange Drink found on page12 but had to change the measurements accordingly as I did not need 100 servings. I found it very tasty and would definitely try it again.
The
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EM
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wanda Brunstetter's Amish Friends Gatherings Cookbook - Oh my goodness, I love this book. It is nicely made with bright, colorful pictures, detailed recipes. There are pages of Amish insight scattered throughout, an Index of recipe contributors, and an Index of recipes by section in the back along with an index in the front. A bonus in the back is an Index of Recipes by Key Ingredients. I made the Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies & the Orange-Pineapple Salad, both were wonderful. The ingredients in the ...more
Rhonda
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars: 5/5 star rating
Anyone who has ever tasted Amish cooking and enjoyed it as I do will love this cookbook. Amish's lives are centered are family and gathering together and food is always involved. Even if it's just a cup of tea or coffee and a piece of pie around the kitchen table, the Amish love to eat and cook.
This book has a variety of recipes which are generally simple enough for a beginning to seasoned cook to follow.
Wanda E. Brunstetter is a friend to Amish in many communities in U
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Barb
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was given a chance to receive Wanda Brunstetter’s “Amish Friends Gatherings Cookbook” for my review.

I was very pleased with this book and found many exciting and delectable recipes to try. The home-style recipes are exactly what I look for when purchasing a cookbook. I have written my own cookbook, which I self-published a few years ago. I sold about 300 copies. I know what goes into compiling each section of recipes and found that Wanda did a wonderful job. I would recommend this cookbook to
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Jec
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
i was so very lucky to win this from GOODREADS!!!!
i LOVE this cookbook.
i have been visiting amish country in the lancaster area of pennsylvania since i was a very little girl and continue to do so as an adult having just returned from a fabric haul for my quilting and sewing. i have been fortunate to have amish friends who have treated me to an insiders look at the true amish ways.
this book is a wonderful representation of the importance of family, friends, and the role that food plays in the li
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Pam Mooney
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a treat! I have always loved the recipes that Wanda Brunstetter has included
in her books. To have new recipes to share is really special to me. I love the suggestions and
descriptions of the author's experience of growing up Amish along with the recipes. Having read works by Wanda, Jean, and Richelle Brunstetter with the sharing of their recipes I really feel like I know them and would love them to be my neighbors. Beautifully illustrated and bound this cookbook will be a great addition to y
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Mardell
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you enjoy reading Amish fiction and have wondered what it would be like to try your hand at making some of the delicious sounding food on their tables, look no more. Wanda E Brunstetter's Amish Friends Gatherings Cookbook is filled with over 200 delightful recipes. We love potlucks and this wonderful collection of recipes has earned its keep on the cookbook shelf. A lovely tea concentrate to prepare and freeze for a summer gathering is one I liked trying. Or, how about a nice bowl of Sweet Ch ...more
Sharon
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A beautifully presented cookbook with all kinds of recipes. Some Mexican recipes such as Chipotle In A Casserole and Taco Filled Pasta Shells. Delightful desserts like Strawberry Twinkies and Cream- Filled Doughnut Bars. Ever heard of Chocolate Angel Pizza? There are many side dishes, a appetizers, and also interesting facts about the Amish churches, weddings and two indexes; one by ingredient and one by type of food. It will be fun to try these recipes and share them with friends. The book woul ...more
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New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages. With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nations most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards.

Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, a
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