Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends One-Pan Wonders Cookbook is a well curated collection of one pan prep/cooked dishes. Released 1st May 2023 by Barbour Books, it's 224 pages and is available in spiral bound format.
The eARC provided for review is a 50 page sample with recipes for breakfasts, salads, soups & stews, dinners, stovetop, desserts, snacks, and breads, and also includes several indexes with recipe contributors, recipes by each section, and VERY helpfully, an index of main ingredients with recipes included featuring each main ingredient..
The photography is appealing and warm and emphasizes the comfort and simplicity of good food with good friends and family. The typography and layout are homey, with recipes presented individually, organized by section.
Many of these recipes will be familiar to cooks who have had family recipes handed down for generations, or for anyone who has attended church socials and family reunions. The recipes all have ingredients listed in American standard measurements only. The written directions are clear and easy to follow. There is no nutritional information given for the sample recipes, and the contributors names are listed for each. There are some convenience/premade ingredients here such as canned soups for casseroles and bakes, Miracle whip, and corn chips. Everything else is from scratch. Also many of these recipes have large yields, perfect for parties, reunions, gatherings, etc.
Four stars. (With the assumption that the rest of the recipes and book quality are to the same standard as the sample provided for review).
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
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