Saturday, January 10, 2009

Meet me in the kitchen

This week, I have enjoyed finishing up this wonderful cookbook by Lovina Eicher and my friend Kevin Williams . Kevin is the long-time editor of "The Amish Cook" syndicated newspaper column, written by Lovina. This book is absolutely fantastic! They centered it around the four seasons, with the recipes/stories/photography relating to seasonally available foods. There are also specialty-type sections about using fresh venison, wild mushrooms, and the like. I highly encourage you to pick up a copy !

Luckily, sales for this newest cookbook installment were so positive that Kevin and Lovina were quickly offered the opportunity to write a baking book. They are on a tight deadline, and each recipe must be tested before being deemed acceptable for the book. I volunteered to be a recipe-tester, which has been a really fun job. I have been taking pictures and notes of the recipes I was assigned, which I will be sharing here in my blog within the next week ☺


Paula said...

Hi Luv

What recipes did you get? I got yummy raisin bread, peach upside down cake and lemon bars. DH was disappointed because nothing was covered in chocolate :) It was great fun, I've never done anything like that. How did your recipes turn out?

SquishyCuteStuff said...

Paula, I had a heck of a time with my first recipe, which was butterscotch brownies. The brown sugar kind of seized up on me and turned into a brick the first time. I also made "Lazy Woman's Chocolate cake", and today I volunteered to do another recipe, which was pineapple bread. Check back because I plan on sharing some pics, etc of my testing experience here :-)