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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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  1. Christine

    Small world Kevin. I have this cookbook. Mom got it for me when I was just a kid. Her favorite recipe was the Mincemeat Cookies, mine is the peanut butter cookies.

    1. Kevin

      Interesting, Christine, I’ll have to look at the Mincemeat cookie recipe!

  2. elizabeth white

    I have had this recipe book since the early 1960’s and use it quite often.These recipes are quite good.The breakfast cake is very enjoyable since I make it at holiday time when we are all together.Kevin,when I bought my cookbook I really did pay $.50.That was the best $.50 I ever spent!

    1. Kevin

      Wow, Elizabeth, neat to hear! If you make the breakfast cake and could take a photo and email it to me for posting, that’d be awesome!


    Hi Kevin, I purchased this cook book back in the mid ’70’s on a school field trip to Pennsylvania. I purchased their potato and raisin bread, some blueberry jam for the long ride home. I paid .50 cents for it and still use it up to today…also I have a few more of their cook books:
    Best-Loved Pennsylvania Dutch Recipes including Many of the Amish – .69 cents
    Pennsylvania Dutch traditional recipes for Pies & Pastries – .39 cents
    Pennsylvania Dutch Cookbook fine old recipes – Made famous by the early Dutch Settlers in Pennsylvania – .69 cents
    The Amish Homestead Cookbook – .50 cents
    I have treasured these books for nearly 40 years, since-which I became a certified chef.

    1. Kevin

      Toni, thank you so much for stopping by and sharing that, yes, those books were classics!

  4. Marie Weltmer

    Looking for a recipe for a breakfast item my husbands family calls snorkels. Thin pancake batter chopped into pieces and salted served with syrup.


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