Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends No Waste Cookbook
More Than 270 Recipes Help Stretch a Food Budget
by Wanda E. Brunstetter
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Pub Date 01 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 31 Oct 2022
Barbour Publishing, Barbour Books
When times are hard, the family budget gets tighter.
Do you struggle with feeding your family as the cost of everything rises? This cookbook is designed to help.
New, from New York Times bestselling author of Amish fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter, is a valuable cookbook for when times are hard and costs are on the rise. Amish and Mennonite cooks offer recipes and advice for saving money, stretching a meal, and eliminating waste in the kitchen. Over 270 recipes are divided into traditional categories from main dishes and sides to desserts and snacks. Encased in a lay-flat binding and presented in full color, home cooks of all ages will find this cookbook to be a wonderful addition to their collections.
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Amish Friends No Waste cookbook is full of great recipes that help you to put those inevitable leftovers to good use. There is a wide range of recipes, from breakfast and dinner to desserts drinks. There are recipes in this cookbook for everyone.
This is my second Wanda E. Brunstetter Amish cookbook and I really enjoyed the first, bit this one is even better! I can’t wait to try some of these recipes and see just how good they are. The pictures in this cookbook are great and the different tips scattered throughout are a nice touch. I found this to be an all around good cookbook and would recommend it to anyone looking for some good recipes that help you not waste food!
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a sample of this cookbook!
I love her cookbooks! Another one for the collection! The recipes look delicious as always and I can wait to try them. I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review
This is an excellent cookbook, in an addition to all the wonderful recipes that are budget conscious, are many tips and hints and tricks for saving money and reusing things so as not to waste them. This would be an excellent addition to any cookbook collectors shelf!
Thanks to NetGalley and the author for an advanced reading copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
I always love Amish cookbooks because they are filled with great comfort food recipes. I like the idea of this book, of making sure you utilize everything you have and save on your contribution to waste. I always love Wanda Brunstetter's cookbooks and this one may have been my favorite of them all so far.
I received an ARC of this cookbook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is a great cookbook for if you want to make recipes with easy to find ingredients and you want to use leftovers. I tried the recipe for Pizza Rice, using leftover rice that I was about to throw away, and it was delicious.
The Amish have a reputation for preparing good, simple food, and bestselling Amish author, Wanda Brunstetter has compiled several cookbooks filled with recipes from her friends. Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends No Waste Cookbook: More Than 270 Recipes Help Stretch a Food Budget is a timely cookbook, not only filled with great recipes, but also hints to help on the food budget as well as use up everything with no waste. The cookbook is reminiscent of a church cookbook where the recipes are contributed by members of the church or community. Brunstetter takes her cookbooks a step higher, however, and adds beautiful photographs of many of the dishes. So, not only does this cookbook contain mouthwatering, yet simple recipes, but also enough pictures to make it difficult to choose what to make next. Unlike many church and community cookbooks, the recipes are written in standard form and are easy to follow. They include the information (like can and package sizes) to make successful dishes. Other than canned goods, few convenience foods are called for, which is refreshing, and will result in less preservatives and crap that is most likely making us all sick.
There are also several entries for recipes you don’t usually see, like for soap, homemade corn syrup, and even homemade lard. Several gluten-free helps are also included such as a gluten-free baking blend. The end of the cookbook includes clever and helpful household hints and tips that anyone can learn from.
All told, this is yet another Amish cookbook by Wanda E. Brunstetter that will be an asset to any cookbook shelf. Anyone who owns her previous books will welcome this excellent addition and find new ideas hand helps for an easier time in the kitchen.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends No Waste Cookbook
Wanda E. Brunstetter
We are a wasteful society, but we weren’t always. Think back to the way our grandparents and great grandparents lived, most of them could not afford to waste food. But we have forgotten what it means to go without. I remember my mother telling me about her family. Times were hard and supplies were scarce, they had no choice but to live frugally and not waste anything.
With inflation at a high we all need to learn to use what we have and not waste food. Author Wanda E. Brunstetter’s new cookbook Amish Friends No Waste Cookbook should be on a shelf in every kitchen for it is chockful of delightful recipes that will assist in stretching your budget and still providing delicious meals for your family.
MS Brunstetter begins her book with beverages. Among the tempting recipes she has one for Refreshing Peach Tea that is delightful. Her breakfast recipes include Best Brunch Enchiladas and Hash Brown Cheese Omelet. Her chapter on breads has a Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Bread for those of us who are Gluten Free. The breadsticks look and taste luscious. Deep-Fried Pizza Dough is tasty and reminds me of a recipe from my cousin, Cindy, Dough Dads. Under Main Dishes she has a recipe that we should all become familiar with, Anything Casserole, perfect for your leftovers. The Potluck Taco Casserole sounds yummy (I haven’t tried this one yet, but it is on my to do list.) There are soups, desserts, salads, side dishes, snacks and a chapter on Canning and Curing.
You will find TIPS throughout this book as well as quotes. This is one of the quotes that stuck with me: “When we have nothing left but God, we will find that he is enough. Amish Proverb.” I will end this review with one more quote from the book: “Hard Times – To survive hard times, I think the old motto holds true today: use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without. Emma Kurtz, Smicksburg, PA”
I really enjoyed this cookbook. These are receipes that are truly made from scratch.. The content is receipes that are popular in the Amish setting. Throughout the book are tips with are fun nugggets to read. I enjoyed at the end of the book the miscellaneous chapter of additional foot tips. This book is helping to stretch your food budget. The photos are nice. Could always include more photos of the finished items.
Another lovely Amish cookbook by Wanda E. Brunstetter. The book is filled with beautiful pictures, appetizing recipes and tips for not wasting food, but using leftovers and stretching your budget in these hard times.
The book includes an Index of Contributors, an Index of Recipes by Section, and an Index of Recipes by Key Ingredients.
I highly recommend this lovely addition to your cookbook library.
I received a copy of this book from Barbour Publishers and Netgalley. The opinions expressed are my own.
With the prices of everything going up, Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends No Waste Cookbook: More Than 270 Recipes Help Stretch a Food Budget, is a perfect addition for everyone’s kitchen. Recipes included are: beverages, breakfast, breads, salads, side dishes, main dishes, desserts, snacks, candies, canning, curing and more. The kids and I have already tried the Cozy Hot Chocolate and it was delicious and so easy to make. There so many other recipes we want to try but too many to list. This recipe book will definitely be kept in a convenient location in the kitchen.
I am giving Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends No Waste Cookbook: More Than 270 Recipes Help Stretch a Food Budget five stars. I highly recommend it for everyone, especially for those who are looking for quick and easy recipes.
I received a sample digital copy of Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends No Waste Cookbook: More Than 270 Recipes Help Stretch a Food Budget from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.
I have loved Wanda's Recipe books and this one had some very nice and simple recipes. I have gone down one person in my household and this gives nice casseroles that could be used a couple of nights for my now small household. The Cheeseburger Bacon Pasta sounded like a winner to me! As did the Pizza Casserole! Can't wait to try them. I need to a way to use the leftovers that I always seem to have in the fridge and somehow often end up just throwing away. And this book seems to fit the bill perfectly. The dessert items looked so nummy! I can't wait to start baking and cooking these wonderful looking foods. The artwork was great and everything looks wonderful.
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I really enjoyed this cookbook. I am always looking for simple "home style" meals. This is a wonderful book with great recipes. I am going to be adding it to my shelf.
Thank you Net Galley for for allowing me to review and try out this wonderful cook book!
This is a wonderful cookbook that everyone needs in their cookbook collection. It's full of wonderful sounding recipes and tips. I highly recommend this cookbook.
I received a complimentary copy from Barbour Publishing via NetGalley and was not required to write a review. All opinions expressed are my own.