About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends No Waste Cookbook


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.

I'm always excited to view Wanda Brunstetter's cookbooks so I'm especially eager to get a copy of her newest offering! The Amish Friends No Waste Cookbook was released on October 1st and it's perfect for today's economy. Our paychecks are stretched to the limit, we're struggling to make ends meet, and we need help! Who better to help us than the Amish and Mennonite women who know the importance of using leftovers and having 'no waste'? 

I don't have my own copy yet, but I've had a sneek peak at some of the recipes. Tonight, for Sunday evening supper, I made the Hamburger Potato Casserole and it was delicious! My family likes cheddar cheese so I tweaked the recipe and added shredded cheddar cheese to the top. Yum Yum!

Most families have hectic mornings trying to get out the door to school and work, so breakfast may often be sugar-filled doughnuts or breakfast bars. How about a recipe for Breakfast Cereal Cake? Even the pickiest eater will probably enjoy having 'cake' for breakfast, and we know exactly what's in it!

I was able to view the Table of Contents on the Amish Friends No Waste Cookbook's Amazon page and there are over 270 recipes in nine different categories. There are also two special sections, Advice for Hard Time and Household Advice & Tips. In the section of Miscellaneous Recipes, there are several DIY recipes for home products! Have you ever tried making your own laundry soap or shampoo?

Now you can see why I'm so looking forward to this book. Many of our grandparents and great-grandparents raised large families during the Depression years, and they knew the importance of no waste! They believed in the saying "Waste not, want not" and they succeeded, didn't they?  We can, too,  but a little guidance from Brunstetter's Amish friends is always appreciated!. And, you know what? Once I get my cookbook, I plan to sit back, put my feet up, and browse to my heart's content. I may even have a cup of Maple Mocha!



New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. With over 12 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nation's most prestigious bestseller lists and receive numerous awards.

When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and family ties. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

To learn more about Wanda, visit her  Website  Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest

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