Mennonite Community Cookbook is all about bringing people together around food and celebrating the Mennonite and Amish traditions of quality cooking. Here is a collection of Mennonite or Amish food bloggers that have inspired us in their commitment to similar goals. In no particular order:
Who’s cooking? Hope, a stay-at-home cook from Virginia. Her commitment to her family and God shine brightly throughout her blog, as do her gifts in graphic design and photography. Read her bio here.
Don’t miss: Fried ham with onion gravy, a recipe that appears in Mennonite Community Cookbook. Onion and white bean gravy sounds just too good to miss!
Who’s cooking? Gina, a Mennonite cook with a big family and a strong commitment to God. The blog’s attitude is summed up well in its tag line: “If you think my hands are full, you should see my heart.”
Why we love it: While food is a central component to the blog, Gina includes many helpful posts about gardening, family life, and her Mennonite background. She also includes a section filled with her favorite posts – what a great feature! Find that list here.
Don’t miss: We loved Gina’s creative use of zucchini in this zucchini crust pizza. A must try for an overflowing garden!
Who’s cooking? Jennifer Murch, who lives with her husband John and their children on five acres near Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Why we love it: We’ve already shared Jennifer’s great story telling and cooking abilities in her guest post feature on the blog. Her sensibility and terrific photography contribute to each of her posts.
Don’t miss: Jennifer recently added a recipe for Lemon Cheesecake Morning Buns that she made on a blustery Virginia snow day. They look simply divine.
Who’s cooking? 10 Mennonite women from across North America.
Why we love it: The step-by-step instructions of a huge array of recipes have kept this blog beloved by many. We also love that the bloggers have a strong commitment to giving back to others. Find out about their last projects, funded by 100% of the proceeds of their popular cookbooks, on their website.
Who’s cooking? Lovina Eicher, an Old Order Amish writer, cook, wife and mother of eight.
Why we love it: This blog is a great resource for learning about traditional Amish cooking, with many stories and updates about Lovina’s community included.
Don’t miss: This ham and bean soup sounds perfect for a cold February day. We can’t wait to see what else Lovina has cooking!
We can’t have found them all – what blogs should have made our list? Let us know what you think in the comments!
Ben Mast is a writing intern for MennoMedia and Herald Press. He studies English and Writing Studies at Eastern Mennonite University.