The Pie Lady by Greta Isaac

The Pie Lady by Greta Isaac
The Pie Lady - Classic Stories from a Mennonite Cook and Her Friends Genres: Cookbook

What is a Pie Lady moment?

For one family, it’s breakfast on the patio. For another, it’s Mom serving up creamy chicken and noodles. These are Pie Lady moments: times of goodness and glamour in the middle of ordinary days.

In The Pie Lady, Mennonite homemaker Greta Isaac ushers readers into the kitchens of Velda, Shyla, and other Pie Ladies as they whip up confections and concoctions that please the mouth and nourish the soul. Fans of Ruth Reichl, Sherry Gore, and Ree Drummond will love Isaacs’ intimate, delectable writing. Home cooks will love the recipes that appear in each chapter.

Maybe you drop grapefruit slices in a glass of water. Maybe you brown the gravy and salt it from eighteen inches up. (Forget for now the sink full of dishes.) Each cook has her own Pie Lady moments. Each has a story to tell.

Hear straight from Amish and Mennonite people themselves as they write about their daily lives and deeply rooted faith in the Plainspoken series from Herald Press.

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I love to cook and I once had an old cookbook that had been found in the back of an antique store. This reminded me so much of that beloved book. One of the great things about this is that it is filled with stories along with the recipes.

I loved the stories although there were some that didn’t seem to fit the recipe. All in all this is a wonderful book and gave me plenty of recipes to add to my repertoire. Recipes that I know I will be making for my family. Just an FYI, this book is not all about pie. I thought that as well but ended up with something better.

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