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My mouth is watering as I’m preparing for Thursday’s interview. Cookbook authors Dawn Stoltzfus (The Farmer’s Daughter: Recipes from a Mennonite Kitchen) and Tina Eicher (co-written with her husband, Jerry Eicher, The Amish Family Cookbook) will be on to share scumptions tips about sweet treats and old family recipes. Yum!

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About Dawn Stoltzus: Dawn Stoltzfus is a wife, a mother of two sweet little boys, and a lover of anything creative. She started and ran The Farmer’s Wife Market until 2008 when she sold it in order to stay at home to raise her family. She loves to cook, for one or three hundred, and sees cooking and entertaining as an opportunity to “be Jesus to people” and serve them out of love and joy rather than out of a sense of obligation. Her love for cooking was inspired by her mother and developed as she cooked for her family of six on their active, working dairy farm in Ohio. For more about Dawn, visit www.dawnstoltzfus.com.

About The Farmer’s Daughter: Welcome to the warm and inviting kitchen of Dawn Stoltzfus, a young Mennonite wife and mother who was raised on a dairy farm where simple, wholesome food was a key ingredient of the good life. In A Farmer’s Daughter, she opens up her recipe box, wipes away the crumbs and wrinkles from the well-loved recipes, and shares them with cooks and food-lovers everywhere. She offers us over two hundred delicious recipes that reflect the comfort foods she learned to cook from her mother, the same hearty and creative recipes she made and sold at The Farmer’s Wife Market.

Along with the simple, wholesome recipes for starters, main dishes, sides, and desserts, readers will find charming stories from Dawn’s Mennonite upbringing, tips and tricks for easy meal planning and preparation, and ideas for serving with flair. Anyone who loves to feed their loved ones hearty, wholesome meals will treasure this cookbook.

About Tina Eicher: Tina Eicher was born and married in the Amish faith, surrounded by a whole community of great Amish cooks. At fellowship meals and family gatherings, Tina’s dishes receive high praise and usually return empty. Tina is the coauthor, along with husband and bestselling Amish novelist Jerry Eicher, of My Dearest Naomi and The Amish Family Cookbook. Jerry and Tina are the parents of four children and live in Virginia. For more about the Eichers, visit www.eicherjerry.com.

About The Amish Family CookbookFrom the home of bestselling author Jerry Eicher (more than 350,000 books sold) and his wife, Tina, comes this warm and inviting peek into an Amish kitchen, complete with….

Amish recipes:

Hannah Byler’s Pecan Pie

Beat on low speed slightly or with hand beater:

 3 eggs   1/3 cup butter, melted  1 cup light corn syrup 

 ½ t. salt  2/3 cup sugar 

Stir in: 1 cup pecan halves. 

Pour into:  1 pie crust

Bake at 375 for 40-50 minutes.

Amish proverbs:  It takes seven to cook for to make a really happy wife.

and Amish humor:

The Englisha visitor suffered through a three-hour Amish wedding service, sitting on the hard backless church bench. 

 “Why does it take so long to tie the knot?” he asked afterward.

 “Well,” the bishop said, stroking his long white beard. “So that it takes ‘em a lifetime to untie it.”

Readers will laugh, pray, and eat robustly with The Amish Family Cookbook at their side.

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