The Beverly Lewis Amish Heritage Cookbook
Bethany, 2004 (2004)
Reviewed by Melissa Parcel
everly Lewis has long been a beloved author of books about Amish life. She started her recipe collection with a selection from her grandmother, Ada Buchwalter, and has lovingly compiled them into this beautiful book. It covers Appetizers to Main Dishes, with many categories of Desserts, as well as a section on Jams, Jellies, and Preserves. Those who have read about the delicious foods in the author's books will be thrilled to make these recipes themselves.
ach chapter starts with a quote from one of Beverly Lewis's books, with a link to the page on which the recipe described can be found. These tempting recipes (over 200 are featured) include
Old Fashioned Lemonade
Homemade Amish Bread
Sadie's Beef Stew
. Notes, helpful hints, suggestions, and clear directions help to make the cooking experience easier.
hese are not fancy recipes, but plain, old-fashioned, delicious foods. One of my favorites is
Amish Friendship Bread
, which receives rave reviews whenever I make it, as do
, a main dish that is a staple of the Amish community.
No-Bake Granola Bars
are a particular hit with my children. This is one cookbook that will be pulled out again and again for time-tested recipes which will be requested often in your family.
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