Thursday, September 10, 2015

Litfuse Review: Gather Around the Amish Table by:Lucy Leid

Gather around the Amish Table: Treasured Recipes and Stories from Plain Communities
About the Book:
Straight from Amish kitchens to yours, this cookbook offers favorite family recipes and charming stories from Amish and Mennonite cooks. Bake the pecan rolls that taste best after an ice-skating party, or try the hoagies that a community sold to help an Amish family with hospital bills. Discover the cocoa cupcakes with instructions to “stir by hand” that one young cook took literally, or whip up the whoopie pies that one Amish woman took to market in her horse and buggy. 

These cherished recipes speak of comforting traditions, lively communities, and strong Christian faith. Gather your family around the table to sample the nourishing fare and trademark charm of the plain people. In the words of one cookbook contributor: “Bake someone happy!”

My Review:
 The Amish mystify me. I love almost everything about them. Their love for God completely astounds me and their cooking--forget about it. It's amazing. It is down home country cooking that our grandparents use to make. Nothing fancy just good comfort food, at it's finest.

 Fall is upon us and Lucy Leid has the perfect remedy for a day at home. She gives you the recipe for her Pecan Rolls that ooey gooey yumminess. Or get the family together and try her Spaghetti Soup and don't forget to add in some No Knead Refrigerator Rolls too! each recipe is laced with a side of love that is sure to convince your family that you took all day just to prepare something delectable just for them.

 The recipes are simple and good! And the book itself contains almost 300 pages filled to the brim with something you could cook up for your family. The author has plenty of recipes to choose from as well as some great stories sure to lift your heart. My favorite part are the snapshots included in the cookbook. This cookbook will quickly become a treasury!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse.