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New Christmas Recipes from the Heart of Amish Country From New York Times bestselling author of Amish fiction comes Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook—revised and expanded for a new season of Christmas cooking. Packed with over 200 recipes and fascinating information from the heart of Amish country. Readers will find only the best of genuine Amish Chri New Christmas Recipes from the Heart of Amish Country From New York Times bestselling author of Amish fiction comes Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook—revised and expanded for a new season of Christmas cooking. Packed with over 200 recipes and fascinating information from the heart of Amish country. Readers will find only the best of genuine Amish Christmas cooking in the pages of this keepsake book in categories of snacks, breads, gifts from the kitchen, salads and sides, main dishes, and sweets. As an added bonus, readers will enjoy featured insights into Amish life during Christmastime. Surrounded by a beautiful lay-flat binding, this cookbook is the perfect holiday gift for almost anybody.


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New Christmas Recipes from the Heart of Amish Country From New York Times bestselling author of Amish fiction comes Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook—revised and expanded for a new season of Christmas cooking. Packed with over 200 recipes and fascinating information from the heart of Amish country. Readers will find only the best of genuine Amish Chri New Christmas Recipes from the Heart of Amish Country From New York Times bestselling author of Amish fiction comes Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook—revised and expanded for a new season of Christmas cooking. Packed with over 200 recipes and fascinating information from the heart of Amish country. Readers will find only the best of genuine Amish Christmas cooking in the pages of this keepsake book in categories of snacks, breads, gifts from the kitchen, salads and sides, main dishes, and sweets. As an added bonus, readers will enjoy featured insights into Amish life during Christmastime. Surrounded by a beautiful lay-flat binding, this cookbook is the perfect holiday gift for almost anybody.

30 review for Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jypsy

    *I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.* *REVIEW* 🎄🎄🎄🎄 Admittedly, I'm not much of a cook, or rather, I can cook but I don't like to. When I looked through this book, I actually felt a bit of excitement again about cooking. It's a beautiful book. The pictures are lovely and appetizing. The recipes don't seem insanely difficult, and there are many I can make with my kids. I like the spiral bound format, and the size of the *I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.* *REVIEW* 🎄🎄🎄🎄 Admittedly, I'm not much of a cook, or rather, I can cook but I don't like to. When I looked through this book, I actually felt a bit of excitement again about cooking. It's a beautiful book. The pictures are lovely and appetizing. The recipes don't seem insanely difficult, and there are many I can make with my kids. I like the spiral bound format, and the size of the book is good. I hate huge and tiny cookbooks. Overall, the book is appealing and festive. Now, I'm going to my kitchen to cook up something delicious!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    There is much to love about this cookbook. It is very similar to “Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Gatherings Cookbook” in format and design. It features spiral, lay-flat binding and gorgeous color photos throughout, as well as glossy pages that are easy to wipe off if lightly sullied by ingredients. Brunstetter opens her “Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook” with a concise history of the Amish and Mennonites and a succint description of an Amish Christmas, which focuses foremost on the birth o There is much to love about this cookbook. It is very similar to “Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Gatherings Cookbook” in format and design. It features spiral, lay-flat binding and gorgeous color photos throughout, as well as glossy pages that are easy to wipe off if lightly sullied by ingredients. Brunstetter opens her “Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook” with a concise history of the Amish and Mennonites and a succint description of an Amish Christmas, which focuses foremost on the birth of Christ. Between each section of the cookbook are more brief insights into an Amish holiday season. I particularly enjoyed learning about their “Second Christmas” on December 26 because that is my birthday, and I love that they spend it visiting with close friends and just relaxing. Also of note is that they observe “Old Christmas” on January 6, which is referred to as Epiphany in the English world. With a Bible verse at the beginning of each category, this is a nice collection of recipes for the experienced cook. Due, I’m assuming, to limited space, the directions are laconic. Most do not express a serving size, an at times inconvenient omission. In a couple of the recipes, a hyphen was missing and it made the wording confusing: “Roll up jelly roll-style” should have been “Roll up jelly-roll-style”. I have to admit that I was disappointed by the fact that almost all of the recipes use store-bought, processed ingredients rather than homemade. None of the recipes are exclusively reserved as gluten-free, although some of them are naturally and the others can be made so by substituting gluten-free ingredients. It is neat that each recipe is credited with the contributor’s name and location. My favorite section was “Gifts from the Kitchen” because it featured items and recipes that could be gathered into gifts, such as the cookie or soup mixes in glass jars that you see in stores. The three indices at the end are very helpful, enabling a look-up of recipes by contributor, category, or key ingredients. While this may not be the best cookbook for novices or for those seeking recipes with solely homemade ingredients, Wanda Brunstetter’s “Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook” is nevertheless a beautiful and fun collection of recipes and facts. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Amish friends Christmas Cookbook By: Wanda Brunstetter To start with I just want to say I love this cookbook. I know it says Christmas Cookbook, but you can use these recipes all through the year. This is a very nice hardbook cover with nice spiral pages that lets you lay the book open to follow your recipe without any problems. Wanda Brunstetter has put together all kind of recipes for us . There is over 100 recipes from The Amish and The Mennonites across America. There is recipes from Snacks, B Amish friends Christmas Cookbook By: Wanda Brunstetter To start with I just want to say I love this cookbook. I know it says Christmas Cookbook, but you can use these recipes all through the year. This is a very nice hardbook cover with nice spiral pages that lets you lay the book open to follow your recipe without any problems. Wanda Brunstetter has put together all kind of recipes for us . There is over 100 recipes from The Amish and The Mennonites across America. There is recipes from Snacks, Breads, Salads, and lets not forget the sweet Deserts and all the others. I like the articles between the dishes that Mrs. Brunstetter has added. The article tells us how most Plain People celebrate Christmastime, A Brief History of The Amish and The Mennonites, Christmas Gifts , and Christmas Meals and all other articles .In the back you will find your Index of all the recipes. No I have not got to try out any of these recipes yet, but I plan too. The Cinnamon Rolls and the Whoopie Pies that we read about in Mrs. Brunstetter's books. Well they are in here too. Oh, I found this frozen Peanut Butter Pie that really looks and sounds great. I may just have to try this one. I want to thank Wanda Brunstetter for this Wonderful Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook. She has did a fantastic job of penning all these recipes and articles together. There are also pictures that are great. Don't forget to get you a copy, I know you will love it as I do. It releases September 2014. I was given a copy of this cookbook from the author and Barbour Publishing for my honest review, which I have given.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lori

    Wonderful recipies, and a bonus is reading about Amish Christmas Holiday traditions

  5. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook new book 2019 New Christmas Recipes from the Heart of Amish Country From New York Times bestselling author of Amish fiction comes Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook—revised and expanded for a new season of Christmas cooking. Packed with over 200 recipes and fascinating information from the heart of Amish country. Readers will find only the best of genuine Amish Christmas cooking in the pages of this keepsake book in categ Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook new book 2019 New Christmas Recipes from the Heart of Amish Country From New York Times bestselling author of Amish fiction comes Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook—revised and expanded for a new season of Christmas cooking. Packed with over 200 recipes and fascinating information from the heart of Amish country. Readers will find only the best of genuine Amish Christmas cooking in the pages of this keepsake book in categories of snacks, breads, gifts from the kitchen, salads and sides, main dishes, and sweets. As an added bonus, readers will enjoy featured insights into Amish life during Christmastime. Surrounded by a beautiful lay-flat binding, this cookbook is the perfect holiday gift for almost anybody. Many wonderful recipes. delightful stories of how the Amish celebrate the Christmas season. kitchen tips to enjoy. Each section has beautiful Amish pictures and a scripture. Each chapter heading: Snacks and Bites; Breads and Rolls; Gifts from the Kitchen; Salads, Main Dishes, and Sides; Sweets and Desserts. I highly recommend this book. Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook is a wonderful well written 5 star book. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review. I am looking forward to reading more books by Wanda E. Brunstetter more books by Wanda E. Brunstetter The Farmers' Market Mishap book 1 (Lopsided Christmas Cake, book 2)(with Jean Brunstetter) Amish Cooking Class 1. The Seekers 2. The Blessing book 2 3. The Celebration book 3 The Amish Cooking Class Cookbook Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Inspirations The Beloved Christmas Quilt by Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter & Richelle Brunstetter Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club 1. The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club 2. The Tattered Quilt 3. The Healing Quilt The Hope Jar (The Prayer Jars) The Forgiving Jar (The Prayer Jars) The Forgiving Jar (The Prayer Jars) The Brides of the Big Valley: 3 Romances from a Unique Pennsylvania Amish Community by Wanda E. Brunstetter,Jean Brunstetter, and Richelle Brunstetter

  6. 5 out of 5

    Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)

    {Merry CHRISTmas everyone! Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday in honor of our Savior’s birth there’ll be a new Christmas book review! With a couple giveaways sprinkled in, it’s going to be so much fun! Let’s start!} Hi y’all! I’m doing something I’ve never done on here before—reviewing a cookbook! And this is a special cookbook! It’s an Amish cookbook! Not only that but it’s an Amish Christmas cookbook! My American Heritage Girls troop is having a bake sale this weekend so the timing of this is perf {Merry CHRISTmas everyone! Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday in honor of our Savior’s birth there’ll be a new Christmas book review! With a couple giveaways sprinkled in, it’s going to be so much fun! Let’s start!} Hi y’all! I’m doing something I’ve never done on here before—reviewing a cookbook! And this is a special cookbook! It’s an Amish cookbook! Not only that but it’s an Amish Christmas cookbook! My American Heritage Girls troop is having a bake sale this weekend so the timing of this is perfect! :) I don’t really know where to start this review, so I’ll just start with the Contents. What’s neat about this cookbook is that there’s a lot about the Amish and what they do for Christmas! {I’ll call those the “learning parts” in this review.} Plus many Scriptures are written out! Contents~ Introduction: A Brief History of the Amish and Mennonites… An Amish Christmas… Snacks and Bites… Christmas Program… Christmas Traditions… Breads and Rolls… Christmas Meals… Christmas Gifts… Gifts from the Kitchen… Christmas Music… Christmas Decorations and Cards… Salads, Main Dishes, and Sides… Second Christmas… Old Christmas… Sweets and Desserts… Entertainment and Games… Index… All of these recipes are sent in from Miss Wanda E Brunstetter’s Amish Friends; therefore, you’ll see last names such as Yoder & Miller and places like Shipshewana, IN & Middlefield, OH. In the Gifts from the Kitchen section of this cookbook there’s some really fun recipes! But not like all of them are recipe-recipes. There’s all kinds of fudge and mixes in a jar but there’s also Silly Putty! As a photographer, I didn’t like the picture of the food at the “learning part”, Christmas Meals…it wasn’t very pretty and seemed like pictures from cookbooks my Momma has had for 30+ years. The recipes that had pictures, though, were good. :) My Momma and I have made three recipes so far out of this cookbook, the Fudge Puddles (which were a hit at our church!), the Ginger cookies (which I share down in this post!) and the Fudgy Chocolate Cookie Bars (really yummy! Our’s didn’t quite turn out picture-perfect so I’m not sharing a picture but they are yummy!). Some other recipes I’d like to try are Buttery Corn Bread, Peanut Butter Fudge, and Never Fail Caramels. There also are some recipes I won’t eat (like ones with Ham, no, not Jewish, we just don’t eat Pork/Ham) but I think there’s plenty I will eat. ;) I have to admit to laughing when I saw a recipe called for “Velveeta processed cheese” or Rice-a-Roni. My family has semi-recently started using Young Living Essential Oils and I’ve been wanting to try to bake with them! I attempted to in this recipe! :) So with that, Let’s eat! Ginger Cookies You’ll need: 1 cup shortening ½ cup sugar ½ cup molasses 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 ¾ cups flour ¾ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ginger* 1 teaspoon cinnamon* 1 teaspoon cloves* *Optional: Young Living Essential Oil Ginger Young Living Essential Oil Cinnamon Bark Young Living Essential Oil Clove Toothpicks Put Shortening and sugar together in a mixing bowl and cream well. Beat in molasses, egg and vanilla. If you’re going to do the Essential Oil route, the E.O. way, make sure your Essential Oil is a 100% Therapeutic Grade Oil. {Click Here to see what I mean! Stay away from Food Grade oils!} Because Pure Essential Oils (like YL) are very strong you do not want to do a full drop of oil! Take a (wooden) toothpick and quickly dip it in the hole in the clear insert inside the bottle. (Orifice Reducer, is the technical name. ;) ) Pull out and swirl the tooth pick around in batter for all three, using a different toothpick for each oil then throwing away the used ones. Sift together dry ingredients and gradually blend into wet mixture. (If go the normal way of baking, this is when you’d add the 1 teaspoon of each ginger, cinnamon, and clove to the dry ingredients.) {We, uh, had a little accident...the switch got stuck on high...} Now the waiting! Chill your dough for at least 3 hours. {The light was fading fast in our kitchen so I finished the recipe this morning. :) } Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough out to 1/8-to 1/4-inch thickness on a floured surface. Cut cookies with floured cookie cutter. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets for 8 to 10 minutes. Yield: 2 ½ dozen. Elsie Mast Shiloh, OH I’ve never been a super big fan of molasses but these were good! I’m positive they’ll go great at our bake sale! :) Link to review & Full Recipe: http://booksforchristiangirls.blogspo... *I received this book for free from the Author for this review.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Debra Gray

    Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook A beautiful and quality cookbook by Wanda E. Brunstetter. Wanda has given us recipes that are made by in Amish in their own homes. She has included the history and traditions of families that follow the Amish ways. This culture is often expressed by the foods that they prepare. If you have ever had meals made by an Amish person you will know that these recipes are very good. I knew I must try a few recipes. I started with Apple Pancake. Oh my, Yum!! My husband an Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook A beautiful and quality cookbook by Wanda E. Brunstetter. Wanda has given us recipes that are made by in Amish in their own homes. She has included the history and traditions of families that follow the Amish ways. This culture is often expressed by the foods that they prepare. If you have ever had meals made by an Amish person you will know that these recipes are very good. I knew I must try a few recipes. I started with Apple Pancake. Oh my, Yum!! My husband and I love this recipe. He has requested that I make it again. Pizza soup will be the next recipe that I will try. Baked Potato Soup, Taco Pizza, and Mashed Potato Casserole are recipes that are on the horizon for us to make. I am super excited to own this cookbook! I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Patricia Bond

    With the holiday season fast approaching, or anytime of year, when it comes to entertaining family or a group of friends or going to a potluck , you are always looking for the right recipe for that special dinner. Wanda Brunstetter's new cookbook, Wanda Brunstetter's Amish Friends Christmas Cook Book has over 200 delicious recipes to help make the special meal one to remember. The cookbook has great photos of all the delicious recipes that were written by Amish and Mennonites. They range from Taco With the holiday season fast approaching, or anytime of year, when it comes to entertaining family or a group of friends or going to a potluck , you are always looking for the right recipe for that special dinner. Wanda Brunstetter's new cookbook, Wanda Brunstetter's Amish Friends Christmas Cook Book has over 200 delicious recipes to help make the special meal one to remember. The cookbook has great photos of all the delicious recipes that were written by Amish and Mennonites. They range from Taco Burgers to Peanut Butter Cup Pie. The cookbook also contains informative facts on how the Amish spend Christmas. If you are looking for the perfect gift or just want to try out some new recipes on your family or friends, you can't go wrong with this cookbook. It has something for everyone. I was provided with a complimentary copy of Wanda Brunstetter's Amish Friends Cookbook by Barbour Publishing.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Lucy

    Another blue ribbon winning cookbook by Wanda Brunstetter. The binding permits laying the sleek pages flat therefore you don’t lose your place when using a recipe. I love the Introduction which also includes scripture for the Christmas season. The Contents Page is large enough to easily see the sections in red and the informative pages about Amish life in green. The beautiful pictures are frame worthy. Each recipe gives credit to the contributor and where they are from. All around beautiful as w Another blue ribbon winning cookbook by Wanda Brunstetter. The binding permits laying the sleek pages flat therefore you don’t lose your place when using a recipe. I love the Introduction which also includes scripture for the Christmas season. The Contents Page is large enough to easily see the sections in red and the informative pages about Amish life in green. The beautiful pictures are frame worthy. Each recipe gives credit to the contributor and where they are from. All around beautiful as well as useful. I will enjoy trying many recipes for the Christmas season. This would make a wonderful gift. I received a complimentary copy from Barbour Publishing. The honest review and opinions are my own and were not required.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Mandy

    This cookbook is honestly one of the best I have ever seen! Of course there are a lot of delicious recipes, but there is so much more! The Dale Yoder photography on the cover and throughout the book is just gorgeous. Each photo made me want to visit Amish Country. There are also special pages between recipes that have facts about the Amish and their way of life. One of my favorite things about this cookbook is the use of Bible verses throughout. It's such an inspiration and a reminder that God i This cookbook is honestly one of the best I have ever seen! Of course there are a lot of delicious recipes, but there is so much more! The Dale Yoder photography on the cover and throughout the book is just gorgeous. Each photo made me want to visit Amish Country. There are also special pages between recipes that have facts about the Amish and their way of life. One of my favorite things about this cookbook is the use of Bible verses throughout. It's such an inspiration and a reminder that God is always with us. The pages in the book are high quality and glossy. Everything is very easy to read and will be a great addition to anyone's Christmas traditions. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jen. (JenGalaxy4 Christian Book Reviews)

    . . This is a great cookbook! The recipes are easy to follow. I can see many of them 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!! I definitely recommend this cookbook! Those curious about Amish and Mennonite culture and their cooking will especially enjoy this book. Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Chris . . This is a great cookbook! The recipes are easy to follow. I can see many of them 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!! I definitely recommend this cookbook! Those curious about Amish and Mennonite culture and their cooking will especially enjoy this book. Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook is available now! Purchase your copy from Christian Book today! I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Beverly Duell-Moore

    I loved this cookbook! There are tidbits about the Amish and their traditions though out the book. There are also Amish proverbs, scriptures and tips. There are so many great recipes it was hard to decide which one to make first! I decided to make the Peanut Butter Fudge first. It was a very easy recipe to make. It only had four ingredients. We loved this fudge and I will be making it again. I can't wait to make more of these wonderful sounding recipes.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Vera Godley

    What a joy to browse this lovely cookbook. It is more than just a compilation of recipes. It is truly a beautiful book that sprinkles pinches and dashes of Scripture throughout, has lovely pictures of Winter scenes as well as prepared food, and short essays on Amish life and Amish Christmas celebrations. I thought, with an inward chuckle, that I have many of these same (or recipe-cousins) recipes that I have prepared through the ages and they are simply good stuff. But I also chuckled inwardly th What a joy to browse this lovely cookbook. It is more than just a compilation of recipes. It is truly a beautiful book that sprinkles pinches and dashes of Scripture throughout, has lovely pictures of Winter scenes as well as prepared food, and short essays on Amish life and Amish Christmas celebrations. I thought, with an inward chuckle, that I have many of these same (or recipe-cousins) recipes that I have prepared through the ages and they are simply good stuff. But I also chuckled inwardly that so many of these recipes are loaded with the richness of sugars, cheeses, butters and other succulent ingredients that many eschew today because of their personal specialty diets. But if you're not one to avoid specific foods, this is a cookbook you will want to add to your collection and gift to someone who shares your same enthusiasm about cooking "the good stuff." Recipes include delectable sweets, gifts from the kitchen, main dishes, breakfast dishes, salads. Just a heap of good stuff. And I might warn you...... This "Wanda E. Brunstetter" book is sure to literally fly off the shelves So if you're interested, you might just want to get one before they are long gone. DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate this review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ellie

    This is a nice collection of recipes for the holidays or any time. This cookbook is 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 pictures and it is easy to read. My favorite section of this cookbook is "Gifts from the Kitchen". It has some non-food items such as homemade potpourri, good deed jars, and even silly putty. This section also has recipes to give away ingredients in jars which I always think are great This is a nice collection of recipes for the holidays or any time. This cookbook is 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 pictures and it is easy to read. My favorite section of this cookbook is "Gifts from the Kitchen". It has some non-food items such as homemade potpourri, good deed jars, and even silly putty. This section also has recipes to give away ingredients in jars which I always think are great gifts to give and receive. There are also recipes for candies and sweets that can easily be given away. Scattered throughout the book are articles about how the Amish celebrate Christmas which I found very interesting. My favorite was about Christmas gifts. If you enjoy reading about the Amish and/or are looking for some new recipes for your holiday collection, I recommend this cookbook. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Marie Pinkham

    Looking for some new-to-you, but traditional, time-trusted recipes for your Christmas (and other) celebrations? Look no farther. Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook is full of delicious family favorites, straight from our Amish and Mennonite friends. I have had the honor to eat with some Amish families. Our hosts were gracious, and food was plentiful and delicious. The family-centered meals brought with them a sense of gratitude for our families and for the God who has blessed us with them. This Coo Looking for some new-to-you, but traditional, time-trusted recipes for your Christmas (and other) celebrations? Look no farther. Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook is full of delicious family favorites, straight from our Amish and Mennonite friends. I have had the honor to eat with some Amish families. Our hosts were gracious, and food was plentiful and delicious. The family-centered meals brought with them a sense of gratitude for our families and for the God who has blessed us with them. This Cookbook brought me back to those times with fond memories. Delicious meals, desserts, gifts to share, and lots of Scripture to remind us of the God who is the reason for our celebrations will have you basking in Christmas spirit. And your family, friends, and their appetites will thank you for it. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review. These thoughts and opinions are my own words.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Anne Rightler

    I love cookbooks and the Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook by Wanda E. Brunstetter is wonderful. There are beautiful color pictures for many of the over 200 recipes that are from Amish and Mennonite cooks--their names are given with each recipe! Included at the back of the book are three indexes--one of the contributor's names, one listing recipes by section and the third lists the recipes by key ingredients. There are scripture verses and several short articles about Amish traditions around the I love cookbooks and the Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook by Wanda E. Brunstetter is wonderful. There are beautiful color pictures for many of the over 200 recipes that are from Amish and Mennonite cooks--their names are given with each recipe! Included at the back of the book are three indexes--one of the contributor's names, one listing recipes by section and the third lists the recipes by key ingredients. There are scripture verses and several short articles about Amish traditions around the Christmas holiday. The book is about 6"x 9" with a full-color heavy card stock type cover. It is a plastic spiral binding which is nice as it lies flat when using the book. There are seven main sections that include recipes for Beverages and Snacks, Breads and Rolls, Breakfast items, Main Dishes, and Salads and Sides. With my sweet tooth and my penchant for gift giving, the two sections I will be using first are the Sweet Things and Gifts from the Kitchen. Although entitled as a Christmas recipe book, the recipes are perfect for any time of the year. I'm looking forward to some family get-togethers where I can try out some of these recipes. The Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook is a great gift idea too. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions are my own.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth Lapp

    A lot of simple recipes and some history of the Amish culture.

  18. 5 out of 5

    lisa G Edwards

    This is a great cookbook I have made several of the recipes and I did not have leftovers. I love Amish recipes and you can’t go wrong with this book

  19. 5 out of 5

    Cindy Anderson

    I really enjoyed this cookbook. I love cookbooks. I enjoyed reading about some of the Amish history and their Christmas traditions. The recipes come from all parts of the country. Some old family recipes I'm sure. I marked several on my first go through of the book and I'm sure I will try many. There are recipes from appetizers, snacks to entrees and side dishes and of course cookies, pies, cakes and other sweet treats. I'm thankful to ad this cookbook to my collection. I also loved the pictures I really enjoyed this cookbook. I love cookbooks. I enjoyed reading about some of the Amish history and their Christmas traditions. The recipes come from all parts of the country. Some old family recipes I'm sure. I marked several on my first go through of the book and I'm sure I will try many. There are recipes from appetizers, snacks to entrees and side dishes and of course cookies, pies, cakes and other sweet treats. I'm thankful to ad this cookbook to my collection. I also loved the pictures of the food and scenes of the Amish countryside. Beautifully put together book. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Barb

    I was lucky enough to be chosen to read and review Wanda Brunstetter’s “Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook”. Since cooking and recipes are hobbies of mine, I was excited to do this. I have also written two cookbooks of family recipes, one of which was self-published, the other awaiting finalization. I love Amish cooking and we are frequent visitors to Shipshewana, Indiana, an Amish community in northern Indiana. It’s such a peaceful place and along with that we enjoy the wonderful food that is avai I was lucky enough to be chosen to read and review Wanda Brunstetter’s “Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook”. Since cooking and recipes are hobbies of mine, I was excited to do this. I have also written two cookbooks of family recipes, one of which was self-published, the other awaiting finalization. I love Amish cooking and we are frequent visitors to Shipshewana, Indiana, an Amish community in northern Indiana. It’s such a peaceful place and along with that we enjoy the wonderful food that is available. Ms. Brunstetter’s “Amish Christmas Cookbook” is chock full of wonderful recipes to try for the Christmas holidays. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and dessert recipes are included in this book. I would highly recommend it. I was sent a complimentary print copy of this book by Barbour Publishing was under no obligation to review this book. You can find this review on my blog at https://wp.me/p2pjIt-yC. Reviews of other books can be found at http://imhookedonbooks.wordpress.com.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Debra

    For those who like to read cookbooks like novels....like I do....you will LOVE this book!! It makes you think of Christmas no matter what time of year it is. The recipes are things I can make with what is already in my pantry. Nothing exotic that the kids turn their noses up to and nothing that will break the bank!! It is nice to sit, with a warm cup of spiced tea and plan your new recipes for this upcoming holiday....you will love this book and so will your family!!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jeanette Fallon

    Great book. I can't wait to use some of these recipes before, during and after the holidays. I enjoyed the sections between the recipes.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kathleen E.

    Monday, August 25, 2014 Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook, © 2014 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness; Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God. 2 Corinthians 9:10–11 A copy for you and for those on your Christmas kitchen gift giving would be well received. Prepare one of the recipes to give with Wanda E. Bru Monday, August 25, 2014 Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook, © 2014 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness; Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God. 2 Corinthians 9:10–11 A copy for you and for those on your Christmas kitchen gift giving would be well received. Prepare one of the recipes to give with Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook. This wipe-off glossy hard cover has a lay-flat spiral on the inside that is really nice. There are stories, scripture, and heritage memories along with the recipes and kitchen tips to enjoy. Here is the first recipe in the cookbook: Appetizer Roll-Ups 12 ounces cream cheese, softened 4 teaspoons dill weed ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions ½ pound each thinly sliced ham and turkey Combine cream cheese, dill weed, and onions in mixing bowl. Spread about 2 tablespoons on each slice of ham and turkey. Roll up tightly and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight. Slice into 1½-inch pieces. Yield: 6 to 7 dozen. Sharon Knepp Chouteau, OK The Knepp family, from Chouteau, Oklahoma, enjoys sledding on Christmas Day, if they have enough snow. They also have fun playing games, eating all the delicious food, and when possible, traveling to Indiana to visit their family. From Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook, published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. Used by permission. A section of ~* Gifts from the Kitchen *~ is actually included to help you along! Here are some yummy suggestions: Cappuccino Mix in a Jar; Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar; Cookie Mix in a Jar; Brownies in a Jar to send afar ~ as well as three fudge recipes, caramels, taffy, gumballs, divinity, bars, and other treats. Including "Silly Putty" children will enjoy while you are looking at the recipes for soups, chowder, salads ~ a recipe for pizza dough and taco toppings ~ "Barbecue Meatballs" with homemade barbeque sauce directions included. Chili Pie Casserole. These recipes are simple with ingredients on hand. Peppermint Cheesecake! Cinnamon Rolls and Frosting... so many caught my eye and brought a smile. There is a nice index in the back with alphabetized recipes under each chapter heading: Snacks and Bites; Breads and Rolls; Gifts from the Kitchen; Salads, Main Dishes, and Sides; Sweets and Desserts. New York Times bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunstetter became fascinated with the Amish way of life when she first visited her husband's Mennonite relatives living in Pennsylvania. Wanda and her husband, Richard, live in Washington State but take every opportunity to visit Amish settlements throughout the States, where they have many Amish friends. ***Thank you to author Wanda Brunstetter for having a copy of your Christmas Cookbook sent to me from Barbour Publishing. I just now received it in the mail and wanted to alert others that it will be available on September 1, 2014. And... Christmas is four months from today! This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***

  24. 5 out of 5

    DJ

    The Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook is exactly what I have been wanting for Christmas… the fact that I received it from Wanda Brunstetter made it one of the biggest surprises I’ve ever received! I couldn’t wait to try it… The cookbook is broken down into groups: snacks and bites, breads and rolls, gifts from the kitchen, salads, main dishes and sides, sweets and desserts. It has a brief history of the Amish and Mennonites, then goes on to describe an Amish Christmas, the most important holiday ce The Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook is exactly what I have been wanting for Christmas… the fact that I received it from Wanda Brunstetter made it one of the biggest surprises I’ve ever received! I couldn’t wait to try it… The cookbook is broken down into groups: snacks and bites, breads and rolls, gifts from the kitchen, salads, main dishes and sides, sweets and desserts. It has a brief history of the Amish and Mennonites, then goes on to describe an Amish Christmas, the most important holiday celebrated by the Amish church groups that do celebrations – a few very strict Old Order groups do not celebrate Christmas. Wanda writes about the typical Amish school Christmas programs, and family traditions, including music and decorations. But the most important tradition among the Amish is the day after Christmas, referred to as Second Christmas. This is the day for families to be with friends and extended family, and gifts are often exchanged. Another tradition is Old Christmas… but I won’t say anything else about it… you can read about it in Wanda’s cookbook. Now on to the recipes… I’m not going to list the recipes, but I can assure you they look mouth-watering… I can almost taste them! OK, I’ll name just a few of my favorites: 1. Kalochis 2. Peanut butter fudge 3. Holiday Spritz 4. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies 5. Chili Pie Casserole (shown below) All in all one of the best Christmas gifts I’ve ever received. Merry Christmas, Wanda!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Rhonda

    What a delightful Christmas cookbook. Wanda Brunstetter has collected many wonderful tried-and-true Christmas recipes from her many Amish friends. She also explains the many Christmas traditions and ways of celebrating the Amish enjoy, including Old Christmas. I think we all should celebrate Old Christmas as well. Some of the favorite recipes shared include: Gelatin Roll-ups (I did not even know that gelatin could be rolled up....I have to try this one), Honey Mustard Pretzels, Bacon Cheese Mu What a delightful Christmas cookbook. Wanda Brunstetter has collected many wonderful tried-and-true Christmas recipes from her many Amish friends. She also explains the many Christmas traditions and ways of celebrating the Amish enjoy, including Old Christmas. I think we all should celebrate Old Christmas as well. Some of the favorite recipes shared include: Gelatin Roll-ups (I did not even know that gelatin could be rolled up....I have to try this one), Honey Mustard Pretzels, Bacon Cheese Muffins, Trash (Christmas Snack)...my family makes this and it is a wonderful gift to share with others, Silly Putty (for gifts)...I made this in my science classroom at school and it really does work!, Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar, Gumdrops, Ribbon Salad (this one has been mentioned in numerous works of Amish fiction as the young ladies made it to take on picnics with their Amish beau), Trucker Beans (this is one of my family favorites too), Cranberry Chicken, Barbecue Loaded Baked Potato Casserole, Ginger Cookies, Cracked Ice Pudding, and more! This is a beautiful hard-bound cookbook and would make a delightful gift for others. It includes little tips for the kitchen from Amish friends interspersed throughout the book. I rate this 5 stars. I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Nyla

    I love the very festive front cover of "Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook". As a collector of cookbooks and lover of Amish books, this is a double delight. The back cover promises this is "A taste of Christmas from the heart of Amish country". I was sold. This beautiful cookbook lives up to that promise. Sporting 160 pages filled with over 100 scrumptious recipes, readers will find even more in this jewel. Colorful pictures, Amish facts and trivia, and Bible scripture for in I love the very festive front cover of "Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook". As a collector of cookbooks and lover of Amish books, this is a double delight. The back cover promises this is "A taste of Christmas from the heart of Amish country". I was sold. This beautiful cookbook lives up to that promise. Sporting 160 pages filled with over 100 scrumptious recipes, readers will find even more in this jewel. Colorful pictures, Amish facts and trivia, and Bible scripture for inspiration are sprinkled among the recipes. This is too valuable to just have out at Christmas. It is good for year round reference. Recipes are divided by categories and have an index making it quick and easy to find a certain one. As with her other cookbooks, this one is spiral bound. Bakers may lay the cookbook flat on the counter for easy reference. I highly recommend this wonderful cookbook to anyone. Get at least two copies because you will want to keep one and give one as a gift. It gets a 5 star rating from me.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Connie Saunders

    Even though this book has a very attractive front cover it was actually the title that caught my attention--"Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook". The synopsis on the back states that this is "A taste of Christmas from the heart of Amish country" and it definitely lives up to this description! There are 160 pages filled with over 100 wonderful recipes and there are also beautiful pictures, Amish facts and trivia, and there is Bible scripture to add inspiration. The recipes ar Even though this book has a very attractive front cover it was actually the title that caught my attention--"Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook". The synopsis on the back states that this is "A taste of Christmas from the heart of Amish country" and it definitely lives up to this description! There are 160 pages filled with over 100 wonderful recipes and there are also beautiful pictures, Amish facts and trivia, and there is Bible scripture to add inspiration. The recipes are grouped by categories, there is an index to make them easy to find, and I especially like the spiral bound format that helps to keep the book open during use. I thought that this would make a nice Christmas gift but I ended up keeping it for myself!!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Pam Pavkov

    Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook is a must have in your collection. There is something fir everyone in this book. The pictures really fraw you in to try new things. This book would make a wonderful gift for a birthday, anniversary, and Christmas. I did not received a complimentary copy of this book to read and review. I was not approached by anyone to post a favorable review. I have rated this book with five stars for meeting my expectations of a wonderful book. Congratulati Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook is a must have in your collection. There is something fir everyone in this book. The pictures really fraw you in to try new things. This book would make a wonderful gift for a birthday, anniversary, and Christmas. I did not received a complimentary copy of this book to read and review. I was not approached by anyone to post a favorable review. I have rated this book with five stars for meeting my expectations of a wonderful book. Congratulations to Wanda Brunstetter for releasing this fantastic cookbook.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

    I love this cookbook. There are many different recipes and stories throughout the book. I also liked that there was pictures with some of the recipes. I recommend this cookbook to others. You will love it and all the recipes it has to offer.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Nikki Morgan

    I loved the recipes in this book! Wanda never disappoints with any of her books! I recommend this and all her other books to everyone I know. I can't wait to try all the recipes in the book!!!!!!!!!!!!

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