Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Farmer's Daughter

Title: A FARMER’S DAUGHTER: Recipes from a Mennonite Kitchen
Author: Dawn Stoltzfus
Publisher: Revell
October 2011
ISBN: 978-0-8007-2091-9
Genre: cookbook

Over 200 mouthwatering recipes--fresh from the farm

Ms. Stolzfus was raised on a Mennonite farm where simple, wholesome food was the key ingredient of the good life. Now she has opened her recipe box, and is sharing them with us.

Recipes range from appetizers to desserts and everything in between.   Some of them sounded really good. I made Chicken and Herbed Dumplings (with some modifications) for Sunday dinner (needed more salt, but otherwise, it went over well), and have Black Bean Soup, and Slow Cooker Beef Tips with Mushrooms and Onions for later this week.

This is the Black Bean Soup (also with some modifications).  I didn't grind up the beans, I added spicy sausage with jalapenos (and mild sausage for those who don't like spicy so much) and eliminated the hot pepper flakes and chili powder.  It was still plenty hot. I ate the mild sausage and my eyes were watering. My son added hot pepper flakes to his and ate spicy sausage and he thought it was great.

This is the beef tips with mushrooms and onions -- it was supposed to be served with egg noodles, but I didn't have any so used mashed potatoes.

 I enjoy trying new foods, and since the ingredients are mostly all common  things that the average cook will have on hand to fix a meal without running to the grocery store.

If you like home-cooking, then you’ll want to pick up A FARMER’S DAUGHTER: Recipes from a Mennonite Kitchen for your cookbook collection. This would also make a great gift for someone this Christmas too. Highly recommended. $13.99. 223 pages. 

1 comment:

Dawn said...

Wow, you have been busy in the kitchen. Great! The beef tips look great over mashed potatoes!