Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Book Giveaway - Good and Healthy Cooking

I've been wanting to include my children more often in the kitchen. My oldest daughter can follow a recipe rather well. She just needs a little more practice.

But when I give her a recipe, I find myself saying, "I would use less sugar than listed. And replace half the white flour with whole wheat..." and so on. No wonder my daughter got discouraged in the kitchen when her mom can't follow a recipe as directed. Even Ed, who is quite handy in the kitchen, complains that he can't cook anymore because he doesn't know where my recipes are and how I've changed them.

And of course, we all love to see photos of what we are cooking. My children love the cookbooks with pictures. My five-year-old begged me to bring home a children's cookbook she found at the library with all sorts of fun photos of sugar-laden, sprinkle-coated delicacies.


So I was super excited when of the Home Joys' readers, Amanda Stoltzfus, contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I would review her new cookbook, Good and Healthy Cooking.



"Healthy cooking" can mean different things to different people. If "healthy" to you means splenda, margarine, and low-fat yogurt - then this cookbook is not for you. Amanda cooks with freshly ground whole wheat flour, natural sugars, and raw milk. The recipes in this cookbook contain no white flour, no white sugar, and no hydrogenated oils. If you wondered, like me, what she used for sweeteners, these recipes call for Sucanet, maple syrup, honey, or (rarely) stevia. And of course you can, like me adapt. Don't tell Amanda but I used plain ordinary brown sugar in the recipes that she called for Sucanet. I'm just not to the point of all natural sweeteners yet! Baby steps.


Amanda is a mom and knows how children (and grownups) love photos. Every single recipe in Good and Healthy Cooking was professionally photographed. At least one photo is included for each recipe.

 

Ed looked through the book and mentioned that the recipes call for normal ingredients, nothing exotic. The recipes are simply written and often included variations to make the recipe more versatile. Throughout the book Amanda shares her cooking tips. I especially appreciated her thoughts on "Idealism and Reality." Spiral bound and printed on sturdy paper, this is a book that I look forward to using in the years to come.



I've been trying some of these recipes the last weeks and so far we've enjoyed them all. (Well, my family did say they liked my sourdough waffles better but maybe they were just trying to make me feel good.) I stuck with the breakfast section first, maybe because I've lacked inspiration for breakfast recently. My daughter was pleased to make both the granola and grapenuts. The pancakes were delicious.



Then I had my two oldest children choose a recipe or two from Good and Healthy Cooking to make an evening meal. My son stirred up BBQ meatballs and scalloped potatoes which were both deemed a success. My daughter chose the tortilla lasagna and breadsticks - recipes that are going onto our family favorite list. Right now I'm enjoying the smell of the Creamy White Chicken Chili for tonight's supper.



I haven't even got to the dessert section yet, though there are some promising recipes such as the no bake peanut butter pie or chocolate cherry cheesecake. I know Ed has eyed up the chocolate shoo-fly pie recipe. Maybe I'll save that for his birthday next month.

 

You can see more at the Good and Healthy Cooking website. You can also order your own cookbook there (and notice there is a special until December 15 - free postage when you buy two cookbooks.) The cookbook is also available in ebook format.



Now for the great news. Amanda gave me TWO (2) copies to share with you! 

Write a comment sharing which cookbook you reach for most often and I'll enter you in the giveaway.

Want a second chance to win? I don't normally do this but if you share this giveaway on Facebook and link back here, I'll let you leave a second comment.

Remember to give your email address so I can contact you.

This giveaway will be open until next Monday, December 8, 2014. Giveaway is open to US residents. Winner chosen by Random.org.

137 comments :

  1. I actually usually reach for my book of recipes I have compiled over the years. If I am looking for a new recipe my first go to website is Mennonite Girls Can Cook.

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  2. I often reach for the Weaver town school cookbook or go to toh website.... I rarely follow a recipe to the t and am known to create my own�� I love cooking and baking and trying new recipes!

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  3. My comment is similar to Kathy's above. My go-to-cookbook is actually a 3-ring binder I have created of recipes that I use over and over again.

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  4. I use my recipe album or The Basics And More.

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  5. As those above, I have created a binder with recipes. However, I do use Cooking With Whole Foods quite often.

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  6. My apologies Gina! cmcfaithingod at gmail dot com

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  7. I usually reach for Taste of Home cookbooks or their magazines :) This cookbook sounds great- I've been looking at it for a few weeks! Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!! Blessings :) My email is anoblecalling@gmail.com

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  8. I shared on Facebook- here's the link for verification. https://www.facebook.com/simplicityanddomesticity/posts/725815530841723

    Thanks again- email: anoblecalling@gmail.com

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  9. I don't reach for a cookbook most often. I have a seat-of-the-pants approach to cooking - - I improvise. I have cookbooks and I inherited many more cookbooks, but most days see me just deciding what tastes good with what and also with what I have in the house. The person I cook for expresses disappointment only when I make something out of all the leftovers because, as he says, "This is one of those meals that won't come again unless exactly the same things happen to be leftover again." :)
    Philippa

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  10. Philippa, the improvisational cook, here again. Reach me at
    pipparhue(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. I reach most often for my 3 ring binder of recipe favorites I've compiled over time. I would love to read through this cookbook!

    maryannshouse (at) gmail dot com

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  12. My sometimes go to cookbook is Better Homes and Gardens and my binder with old family recipes in it.
    Coleen
    accrisanti at yahoo dot com

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  13. Oh my, this cookbook sounds just like what we need in our home right now. I have been having such trouble with getting the children to eat good, healthy breakfasts. My go to cookbook is The Tasha Tudor Cookbook. The cream cheese potatoes are a family favorite!

    Cynthia
    spiehs4@gmail.com

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  14. The recipes I use most often come from own large collection. My most-used cookbook would probably be the "Farmhouse Cookbook." It's quite popular in our community! This new cookbook looks beautiful - thanks for a chance to win it!
    - Mary Beth
    richlyblest at live dot com

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  15. I probably use my Heartwarming Recipe's from Our Family's Table cookbook the most. I would love to learn more about cooking healthy without the white flour and sugars.
    Rhonda gracare@windstream.net

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  16. I need to follow directions better! It helps with receipes also!

    dhase07@gmail.com

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  17. I usually reach for my Basic n More cookbook..This cookbook sound interesting!

    wandajeanfox@gmail.com

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  18. What a lovely cookbook giveaway! I have a 3-ring binder I keep printed out recipes in, many I've found on Pinterest and from family/friends. Beyond that I often reach for a sweet little cookbook a friend compiled to sell to help bring their adopted son home from Ethiopia. I need more healthy recipes that work for real families, Amanda's cookbook sounds great! :)

    Brutonfamily4jesus (at) gmail (dot) com

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  19. I use pinterest quite frequently for recipes... Love the Bald Eagle cookbook too.
    mjeby96@yahoo.com

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  20. I love your blog and your family, cooking and baking together, all of your children help you out...Your baby doll is absolutely looking like a little angel..You are peaceful and kind and loving of God, your husband and children you are mindful, why or why to the Lord cannot others do what you do in your home? Juvenile justice centers would be empty if these children would have had a Mother like you and a Daddy like your husband is to your wonderful children..God's Blessings to you and yours..mjs from the pacific northwest!

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  21. My most trusted cookbook is Kitchen Treasures (a collection of Mennonite recipes) I can't find a link for it but it's a collection of 1200 recipes, sold by Prairie View Press from MB, Canada.

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  22. The Mennonite Community Cookbook is one of my favorites. Has many helpful cooking and canning tips. Would love to learn more about healthy cooking!

    dswartz2 (at) gmail (com)

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  23. I love to look through cookbooks. . .any cookbooks! :) Usually i go to my collection book of recipes or the internet for new recipes. e-mail is lisahorst@centurylink.net

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  24. Would love to have the new lovely cookbook you described in your blog. I have quite a few recipes I have collected over the years which I use ,also refer to Mennonite cookbook. lorae@embarqmail.com.

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  25. Angela W.
    I often reach for The Foster's Market Cookbook--Sara Foster (use to work with Martha Stewart's Catering Company way back in the beginning) and Sweet Stuff: Karen Barker's American Desserts (James Beard Award Winner of Magnolia Grill restaurant)...both PHENOM.

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  26. My go to recipe books are Sweet Stuff: Karen Barker's American Desserts and The Foster's Market Cookbook - Sarah Foster. Euroangela@aol.com

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  27. I also reach for my 3-ring binder of recipes I've collected. I'm another one of those cooks that about can't follow a recipe completely. :) But hey, that's good isn't it...substituting what you have instead of running to the store. :) This cookbook looks like one I'd really enjoy! My email is joyfully83@yahoo.com.

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  28. I linked and shared to facebook. Joyfully83@tahoo.com

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  29. I like using a cookbook my grandmother compiled of family favorites. My go to website is Taste of Home. melanie2315 at gmail dot com. MelanieB

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  30. My school put out a cookbook called A+ Recipes and that's my most frequent go-to. I do substitute fresh ground wheat for white flour and sucanat for brown sugar so it would be great to have this book on my shelf! eheatwole07(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I usually reach for our church cookbook, Simple and Satisfying because I know all the cooks :) This cookbook looks so inviting! keithndinah@gmail.com

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  32. I have a collection of Mennonite Cookbooks that I go to, however, we enjoy ethnic foods from other countries, so I am creating a binder with recipes from online searches.
    Leanna
    weaverdl(at)flmtgif.org

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  33. The cookbook I most often go to is one that I have in a binder with recipes from friends and family. We had house fire in March 2012, I lostmy cookbooks and the one I had previously used most is no longer in print. amamast88@gmail.com

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  34. I have some winner recipes that I use in the "Simply Wonderful" cookbook...I've also scribbled in some of my favorites picked up along the way as well..so that's often the cookbook found lying on my counter. This one looks beautiful, I'm always eager to try new recipes.
    glenn (dot) rach (at) verizon (dot) net

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  35. Mennonite Country Style Recipes, and also my 3-ring binder. andycharity@aol.com

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  36. Shared on Facebook. andycharity@aol.com

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  37. This cookbook looks very interesting to me because that is a lot how I try to cook! My most used cookbook is a note book that I have handwritten many recipes into. I have 2 other published ones that I use about the same and they are "Basics and More" and "Sandy Ridge Cookbook". My email is lynellesbox@gmail.com.

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  38. This looks like my kind of cookbook. I give similar instructions to my children and try to pencil in changes, but still..... I am enjoying my aunt's recently released cookbook, Rohrer Family Favorites.
    Burtndeb at juno dot com

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  39. my first cook book was better homes and gardens basic cook book. it really is the old stand by when i have lots of something to use up or some thing i have never done before. i would love to be entered to win the cook book you showed us today.
    i enjoy you sharing your wonderful family and recipes with us. thank you Lori2ooo@aol.com

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  40. I often reach for any 1 of my 3 River Brethren cookbooks. I would LOVE to have a good, healthy cookbook in my collection! delgayman@embarqmail.com

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  41. I also shared on Facebook

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  42. My go to is Basic and More. However, I have many - I love cookbooks.
    Tiffany F
    tiforrest(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. This cookbook looks wonderful! I love ones with lot's of pictures, which is probably why I often turn to Taste of Home cookbooks for inspiration. Sometimes I make only the recipes with pictures...and ignore the ones without even though they are probably equally good, so this cookbook is one for me! (The healthy recipes are a decided bonus...as well as the child-friendly part! I have a daughter begging to work in the kitchen, too!)

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  44. This sounds like a great family cookbook. Most often I reach for Mollie Katzen's Moosewood Cookbook, as it has a nice selection of soups and casseroles. another family favorite is Simply in Season Children's Cookbook.

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  45. A recipe book I've used a lot is Kitchen Keepsakes from the Zook Family. My mother's family compiled a book a few years ago, Zimmerman Family Favorites, that I also enjoy using. I put a lot of my favorite recipes in there, which makes them (sometimes) easier for me to find! The cookbook you're giving away looks like so much fun, with all the color pictures! I'm sure my daughters would enjoy looking at it too! Carmen 7happylappys@gmail.com

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  46. Just left a comment and forgot to include me email! That would be hearthkeeperatlivedotcom! Thanks

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  47. I'd love to win. Of late I most often use recipes I've made healthier, kept in a binder, or those I've printed from Heavenly Homemakers. Thanks much!

    Laura at mbmusser@centurylink.net

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  48. I often reach for my 3 ring binder that holds recipes printed from Pinterest and other places and also the Trim Healthy Mama book. This cookbook looks like a great addition to my collection.
    lflapp@windstream.net

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  49. I reach for our church or even family cookbook most often. :-)

    I could just enjoy looking at the photos!!!

    ~Eunice
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

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  50. This cookbook looks very beautiful and interesting! I seem to have a rather large cookbook collection, and use them all from time to time. Probably the one I reach for most often would be Basics and More. Of course Pinterest is always fun to look at too! ncgood83@gmail.com

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  51. Mennonite Country Style Recipes, Pinterest or my own collection. eldon.crystal@gmail.com

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  52. i use hairy bikers mum knows best cookbook and their dieters one. I downloaded the pdf form of the book above, so dont need to be in the draw as I live in England.
    Hope you have a lovely christmas! Cheryl xxxx

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  53. Hi Gina, Thanks for sharing this cookbook -- hadn't seen it before. I have several cookbooks but my favorite since it was published in 1987 is Mennonite Country-Style Recipes by Esther H. Shank. You just can't find a more extensive recipe/tips volume (except for perhaps Joy of Cooking which isn't my style)! I highly recommend you looking into it!
    And a couple years ago I found a wonderful simple down-home recipe collection in a Bass Pro shop in Missouri: MeMa's Manna Recipes for the Busy Person by Mary Boll... not necessarily "healthful foods" but all the meals I remember growing up on.
    Highly recommend the Amish The Basics and More also. Covers most everything one would want to make in the kitchen!
    Thanks for the chance to obtain your gift cookbook...

    lcsr59@sbcglobal.net

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  54. Farmhouse Cookbook , or my own collection. I can't cook without recipes!
    keitheby@abcmailbox.net

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  55. Like many other readers here, I also have a 3 ring binder of family recipes and recipes I've printed from the Internet. I also find myself reaching for my grandma's Betty Crocker cookbook for yummy whole wheat bread & potato roll recipes!
    jemcbratney@gmail.com

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  56. Is sure varies by times, but I would say, "The White Oak Cook Book" (the one with the burgundy cover) is my go-to! When I was first married, "my mom" was the go-to cook-book for me =)! Barb O. ocker792@gmail.com

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  57. I use my recipe album that I compiled or Seasoned w/ Love the most. thanks for this great giveaway! Charlene sunnyone1985@hotmail.com

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  58. I have a binder with printed recipes from Allrecipes.com that I often reach for. kjnkrew@juno.com

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  59. Shared on facebook as well! Charlene

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  60. I sure can relate to what you said about the kids not knowing where to start when Mom never follows the recipe! I use my own binder of favorites the most, and also Whole Foods for the Whole Family (La Leche League). Joyce joyalhaarsma@gmail.com

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  61. I often reach for one of my Quick Cooking Annual Taste of Home cookbooks. I think it is due to the pictures and simpler recipes. This book looks awesome and I plan to buy one if I don't win one.

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  62. Just posted it to my facebook page also. So here is my second comment. Another recipe book I often use is Ozark Country Cooking by the Pleasant View A.M Church in Buffalo, MO. Marinda Ebersole

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  63. My new favorite cookbook is Heavenly Homemakers. It is similar to the cookbook you are giving away. I would love it!!! mist2206@yahoo.com
    Misty B.

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  64. Stutzman Culinary Secrets.. my newest best cookbook...I have many. :)
    beatk@fbep.org

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  65. Esther Shank's "Mennonite Country Style Recipes" is my tried an true book. austinrach08 at email.com

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  66. I have been a silent follower up until now. I have totally enjoyed all the tips, thots etc you have shared! My favorite cookbook is probably Basics and More with online recipes close behind it! Lucinda Newswanger luci2990@gmail.com

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  67. My most used cookbook is the Basics & More altho I am putting my favorite recipes in a 3 ring binder. jon68@windstream.net

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  68. This cookbook looks very interesting and I especially like that there is a picture to every recipe!!!
    A cookbook that I would probably go to the most would be our church cookbook that ladies from our church and sister church put together.
    This giveaway would be fun to win. Email address is: marvginny@gmail.com

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  69. My favorite cookbook is a binder of recipes I've collected throughout our 32 years of ministry from other ministers' wives.
    I would love to receive a new recipe book--especially one with such beautiful pictures.

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  70. I often reach for Esther Shank's from the Shenandoah Valley.
    cbw2005@gmail.com

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  71. Also posted on Facebook. :)
    cbw2005@gmail.com

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  72. We use Whole Foods for the Whole Family cookbook. Kabotclan@yahoo.com

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  73. I would love to give this book to my daughters organic and (currently) Vegetarian fiancee. It would be a great gift when I have no clue what to share with him.
    When I was a child I reached for mom's red and white checkered book. When I married in the 1970s I was given Joy of Cooking and the sections I use the most are the Substitutions for... and the About... which give basics.
    TabithaTheDuck@yahoo.com

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  74. The Basics and More Cookbook.....Thanks so much!
    Janelle
    turnercreek507@yahoo.com

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  75. I have favorite recipes scribbled down in a couple different places. When I'm searching for something new, I often use the allrecipes app on my phone. writebrained@emypeople.net

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  76. Very favorite is probably Todd Wilson's Top Secret Restaurant Recipes. I literally have made every recipe! But it's not huge, either!
    My children would appreciate being able to make straightforward recipes, too!

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  77. Right now I think I get most online, Pioneer woman etc. Fern gfw61@sssnet.com

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  78. I use a 3-ring binder that I have created. I would love to have this cookbook because I just started to grind my own flour. If I don't win could you please tell me how I could purchase this cookbook? Thank you.
    swopefam5@verizon.net

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  79. The cookbook I use the most is "May I Have That Recipe"
    nolanmartin1@gmail.com

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  80. One of my favorites is the Basics and More, which was put together by my Mom, Virginia Hoover and her sister. More recently, I go online and get recipes from AllRecipes.com.

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    1. I just had to reply when I saw your comment..I absolutely love the Basics and More cookbook. Mine is so worn,splattered and we'll loved and used allll the time! I love giving it as a gift at wedding showers. Such a wonderful collection. So thankful your mom and others put it together!

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  81. I forgot to give my email address with the last comment, but I shared your giveaway on Facebook, so here it is now: dawnjnolt@gmail.com. Amanda is a personal friend of mine, so I would love to have her book!

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  82. My go-to cookbook is the "Esther Shank" cookbook...I'm not even sure of the exact title, something about Shenandoah Valley. Especially when it comes to canning & preserving, her cookbook saved my skin many a time.
    wadeandus(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  83. I shared this giveaway on Facebook.

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  84. I gravitate toward the Taste of Home cookbook. This new cookbook looks fabulous! Pictures are always a plus!
    glendafayemiller@juno.com

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  85. I use the St. John's Church cookbook.
    missmamas@hotmail.com
    Carlene

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  86. I often use the cookbook, "Busy Mothers Cookbook". It was done by my Mother and her 5 sisters.
    irabreezyacresfarm@gmail.com

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  87. I love to win this cook book I love cookbooks and trying new recipes thanks

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  88. My most-used cookbook is "Mennonite Country-style Recipes", locally know as "The Esther Shank Cookbook". Rosetta Gingerich dgingerichs@towncofurniture.com

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  89. I also shared this on my Facebook page. Rosetta Gingerich dgingerichs@towncofurniture.com

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  90. Country Home Cooking by Marjorie Rohrer and the Esther Shank cookbook are two of my favorites! Would love to have this one on my shelf :)

    luv2skate(at)gmx(dot)com

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  91. So... I thought I posted on here, but don't see it. I love my Weavertown cookbook as well as pinterest. I shared this on facebook and would love to win s copy. You could email me at kauffmancrew@gmail.con or send one with Chief Todd anytime.😉

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  92. Tee Franconia Culinary Cookbook is probably the one I have used most. But now I am working on a binder with all my favorites.
    dvhalteman@gmail.com
    Vickie

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  93. I often use "Table for Two" or " Simply Wonderful" !! I also do a lot of little changes to my recipes when I'm cooking:) s_peachey@yahoo.com

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  94. I probably reach for my Basics and more cookbook the most. singin4Jesus10@gmail.com

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  95. I would LOVE to win this cookbook. We try to eat healthy. I think the cookbook I like BEST is Cooking with Wisdom. ;) We tweak a lot of recipes in our kitchen too so I understand that. All the pictures of the food you posted looked yummy.

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  96. I would love to get this cookbook. I have about 4 I use hard, likely the Farmhouse Cookbook is the most often reached for though. And pintrest is becoming famous for me too. Thanks for your blog. loisrosenberry@yahoo,com

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  97. What a great idea! The most recent actual cookbook I've picked up is the MCC "More With Less" cookbook for some great split pea soup. I also often get recipes that my husband likes out of Southern Living magazine. Thank you ! Suz - belauvibes@yahoo.com

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  98. I use the West Ladies cookbook mostly. Would love to have this! nicolestorync@gmail.com

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  99. My cookbook is stored on the computer in Word...a compilation of my favorite recipes. aeshaturner@gmail.com

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  100. I reach for the West Ladies cookbook lately because I am trying to use more whole wheat and natural ingredients. This book sounds just like a cookbook I need now. Thanks jopier143@intrstar.net Dora Pierce

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  101. We reach for the box of recipe cards first. We have favorite recipes in various cook books but the ones looked at the most are Mennonite Country Style or a local church fundraiser book - Heartwarming Recipes. I have 2 teenagers that love to cook and bake. Looks like a cookbook we would enjoy. Thanks davehorst@frontiernet.net

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  102. Lovely cookbook!! I use the Basics and More too!! Its definitely not the only one I use tho.

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  103. I probably reach for the Farm Family Favorites of Lancaster DHIA most!
    Thanks for offering and I always enjoy reading your blog.
    wilkris@windstream.net

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  104. My good old Mary and Martha cookbook. It's called For Mary and Martha Hours.
    ehmfslau@gondtc.com

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  105. This looks like a great cookbook! The one that I reach for the most is Healthy Choices by KAH.
    newswangerfamily@gmail.com

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  106. I always turn to church cookbooks or southern plate for tried and true recipes.
    Amanda Thornton
    athornoton@rocketmail.com

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  107. Lovely cookbook. I like the Farmhouse Cookbook. Mjdueck70@gmail.com

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  108. We love this family so much and can not wait to get Amanda's cookbook. Everything she makes id delicious. I just re-found your site. So happy to see how your family is growing and to browse your great menu ideas, too. My favorite cookbook is Nourishing Traditions.

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  109. I too have a 3ring binder of recipes, many of them from your website Gina! I also use the Betty Crocker Cookbook a lot and several recipes out of the Wholesome Home Cooking cookbook compiled by Katie Stoltzfus. My email is kgsmith@seidata.com. Thanks for the opportunity to win what looks like a wonderful cookbook!

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  110. Thanks for telling us about this beautiful new cookbook! I have my favorite recipes in a folder on the desktop of my laptop, and for new recipes I search online. Laura Kobza kobzaconnection@yahoo.com

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  111. The first cook book I reach for is a blank book I put together of family recipes. This book was made when I first married, and is now 32 years old! The cover is burned from a hot stove eye, and the pages are stained. But I use it a lot.
    Cynthia fivefeathersranch@yahoo.com

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  112. This cookbook looks awesome!! I just ordered 3-one for me and 1 for each of my daughters!! Thanks!! I use Mennonite girls can cook website a lot as well. Julie :)

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  113. Hi! As missionaries overseas and a larger family, I really like the Healthy Choices cookbook. My oldest daughter loves to try new recipes and I like it that the children can thumb through it and find healthy options. God bless you!

    Kristi

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  114. Not long ago I inherited cookbooks from the 1930s and 1940s. There are recipes for cooking on a budget, and they are good, basic foods made from scratch, aside from using some canned goods. I enjoy using these cookbooks.
    I am at moonrani1[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  115. I usually reach for basics and more, a table for two, or books my mom has put together of her favorite recipes.
    Dorcas Siegrist
    Email bornahunter@juno.com

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  116. I also shared this on facebook!
    Dorcas Siegrist
    Bornahunter@juno.com

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  117. I have several small cookbooks that have been put together by families or church groups, mostly Mennonite background. Those are my usual picks. lorendak@centurylink.net

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  118. I enjoy trying to cook healthier and would love to have this cookbook!
    Betsy - vicandbets (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  119. I like the Basics and More. My email address is 43farmall@gmail.com Sharon

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  120. I reach for a little book stuffed with loose recipes I've collected through the years from friends and family.
    melodyhart7@yahoo.com

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  121. this looks like my kind of cookbook! in addition to the healthy recipes, i love all the beautiful pictures that are throughout; looks like a delight to browse through!

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  122. oops, i didn't follow your directions very well. guess since i still have my 2 entries this will work. so, i mostly use the recipes i've compiled via blogs, pinterest, etc. & i shared this on fb, too.

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  123. Just one cookbook? Well that's hard! I love simply wonderful an simply divine an the farmhouse :-)

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  124. I don't have just one...but the cookbooks I use the most are the Bald Eagle (The Joy of Sharing), Basics and More and Mennonite Country Style Recipes. randyandlinette at aol dot com.

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  125. I reach for Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook most often but I usually end up substituting several ingredients. This cookbook looks great and I think it would be great for my 2 daughters to get started cooking. rumbletk@yahoo.com

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  126. I always wanted a healthy cookbook. When I cook American foods I always reduce the amount of sugar because the original amount would be too sweet for me. Old recipe books I have have simple ingredients but unhealthy, so I always look for healthy and simple recipes online.

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  127. I love my Basics and More Cookbook and all our different church cookbooks. Would love this copy to give as a gift! My email is mroot2003@gmail.com.

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  128. Those pictures look fabulous!! I reach for my church cookbook the most. gwen
    mheisey7@comcast.net

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  129. I reach for my grandma's old, old red Betty Crocker cookbook. It has such interesting and quaint recipes, such as macaroni back when macaroni was long sticks you broke up. And a real comment about when Mr. Duncan Hines toured their kitchens. : ) rknandkids@live.com

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  130. I enjoy cookbooks, so I do not have just one favorite. The one I enjoy using now is called "Around my Kitchen Table". carol@sensenig.info

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  131. I pull out The Basics & More a lot, and also The Sandy Ridge Cookbook. I share your problem of modifying recipes. =-) I'd really enjoy trying a healthier cookbook. Thanks. E-mail is delnbec@gmail.com

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  132. I just can't seem to get my comment to save--here's my third try.

    I love any kind of cookbook.
    Alice
    amdamsteegt@gmail.com

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  133. I usually go for my homemade collection, but if I use a cookbook I will often use simply wonderful or simply divine. salvemaker@gmail.com

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  134. I like The Joy of Cooking. Lots of recipes and tons of background info on techniques (or exactly how to make things). Thanks for the chance to win what looks like a great new cookbook!

    the8stus@yahoo.com

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  135. Most of the recipes I use come from a stack of paper with print outs or recipes written down. Thank you for sharing about this cook book.
    ~kelly
    kibb1@sbcglobal.net

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  136. After my ramblings on cookbooks I forgot my e-mail address!
    mrsminni@gmail.com

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