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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  • Rust

    I enjoy cookbooks that include stories to go along with the recipes. I have so many of my grandma’s old recipes that I treasure, and the stories are what make them all special.

  • Tina W

    I used to bake all the time but somehow lost my way. This sounds like a great book to inspire me to get back to it. Bonus: my Dad loves almost any type of pie and since it’s hard getting him to eat these days maybe I could bribe him with pie!

  • Julie Waldron

    This sounds like a wonderful book. The cover drew me in immediately! I like that it has both recipes and a story to go along with them.

  • Mary Gardner

    I really enjoy cookbooks and this sounds like a good one. I especially like that there are stories as well as recipes.

  • Ann

    “Pie Lady moments”— those sound so…. well, they sound Just Right to me. ❤️
    …And despite my being pretty solidly on Team Frosting (😛), I would love to welcome this book into my home.

  • Rosie

    This is my kind of cookbook. I love snuggling up with a good cookbook that has some story with the recipes, while the winds howl outside and we’re all warm and cozy!

  • Tamra Phelps

    I think I’d really enjoy this book. I love finding new recipes, and the stories would be an added bonus.

  • Aline Azevedo

    The cover of this book is beautiful! And sound nice to have some stories along with the recipes. Never used a cookbook before, but I would give this one a chance!

  • Linda

    So, I’ve actually started making pies and have been on the hunt for as many pie cookbooks as possible. Thanks for the recommendation.