Definitions of Common Cooking Terms
III. Meat and Meat Dishes
IV. Poultry and Fish
V. Cheese, Egg and Casserole Dishes
VI. Vegetables and Vegetable Dishes
VII. Salads and Salad Dressings
VIII. Cakes and Frostings
XI. Pastry, Pies and Tarts
XIII. Pickles and Relishes
XIV. Jellies, Jams, Preserves
XV. Candies and Confections
Excerpt from Introduction:
Among the cookbooks on the pantry shelf at home there has always been the little hand-written notebook of recipes. As a child I learned that this blue notebook, which contained a collection of my mother's favorite recipes, was her favorite cookbook.
Since a cookbook of the favorite recipes of Mennonite families had never been published, I now began to sense that the handwritten recipe books were responsible. I asked to see them wherever I went and was astonished to learn how many of them had been destroyed in recent years. The daughters of today were guilty of pushing them aside in favor of the new, just as I had done one day.
This collection is a compilation of over 1,100 recipes, chosen from more than 5,000 recipes sent in. They come to you from most of the Mennonite communities in the United States and Canada.
- Mary Emma Showalter, 1950