Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mennonite Girls Can


The Books are being packed up at the warehouse and your orders should be in the mail in the next few days! 
Thank you Mennonite Publishing House!

To celebrate . .. .we'll be doing a random draw for a book today!
Tell us what you love about our blog and maybe even who you plan to give a book to.
Alright. . .scroll down to see Anneliese's beautiful Lavendar Cupcakes.


And the winner is.  .
The winner is Sharina. . .and here is her comment.  .  Please email me with your address and we'll have a book sent out from the warehouse. . .lickety split.
So excited that your book is here! I would love a copy! This blog has been wonderful for this newlywed couple! A friend sent me the link as part of a wedding gift, and it has filled our table (and tummies!) many a time this past year! The best part was attempting a cabbage roll recipe and actually succeeding! I then told my husband that I had conquered the world. :D Thank you for inspiring us with yummy looking food and step-by-step, fail-proof directions!
Sharina

293 comments:

  1. looking forward to having that book in my cookbook cabinet and am so glad the Lord allowed you to expand your love for family and friends and for the feeding of them with all that He supplies!

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  2. How exciting!! Looking forward to it.

    Tanya

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  3. Congratulations Ladies!

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  4. Oh my goodness that's exciting! I can't wait to get my copy!

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  5. I love that your recipes are hardy and filling! I love that they are different from the things that I grew up eating but still very accessible and tasty!

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  6. Congratulations! I love the variety of recipes that you share with us.

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  7. How exciting! And the cover is lovely too :) I love this website because I know I can always find something to make even, if I've forgotten all about dinner, and it will taste great. I also love the positive attitude and encouraging "Bread for the Journey" posts. You're real women!!

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  8. Wow, I just love the pictures and always knowing that there is going to be a new recipe everyday!

    Amanda

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  9. I enjoy visiting your positive blog. The recipes and photos are wonderful. I am planning on sharing this book with my daughter who is planning to move out on her own.

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  10. YEAH I am so glad for you girls. You have done a wonderful job with the MGGC's site and a GREAT job on the cookbook. Waiting patiently for the book.

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  11. I love the variety of recipes and that so many of them are ones that I grew up on.

    Can't wait to get the book!

    Erica

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  12. I would love to have your cookbook-it will enable me to take a whole bunch of individual recipe cards out of my recipe box and make room for more!

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  13. I check out the blog everyday. I am so excited about the cookbook.
    Congratulations!

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  14. I love seeing each new recipe you post. My children are grown so I don't cook as much as I used to but I share many links with our dd for her family.
    Rita E in AZ

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  15. Your recipes look great - and taste greater! Sorry - I wouldn't share THIS book!

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  16. A BOOK? I'm so excited! and of course I would NOT give it away to anyone! haha I love your recipes because they are realistic, common ingredients and DELICIOUS always!!! Congratulations to you all!

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  17. Congratulations! I love this blog for the variety and terrific cooking ideas.

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  18. Congratulations! I love your blog and check it out every day and have made many of your recipes. I have told many of my friends who also check it out daily.

    Thanks for all you do,
    Jo

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  19. I love your blog for the recipes of what I call "homey food!" My sister in law is getting married next month for the first time. Her husband to be has 3 children and she barely cooks. I think your cookbook would be a blessing for her new family!

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  20. Your blog reminds me of the food I grew up on! It reminds me of my grandmother, which is a very pleasant memory.

    Best of luck with your book!

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  21. Congratulations! This will definitely be a "go to" cookbook in my house!

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  22. the recipes are such normal things to make with everyday ingredients-keep up the great blog!

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  23. How exciting... a new publication you can touch.

    My neighbor's mother loved the life cherished by the Mennonites and Amish. As much as Marie baked, she never owned one of their cookbooks. We lost Marie in August 2010. I would love to donate a cookbook to her library in her memory.

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  24. I love the accessible ingredients and delicious results. I also enjoy hearing about the backgrounds of the recipes. Having married into a Mennonite family, I've appreciated the rich bits of history that you all have shared. Thanks! I'm planning on giving your book to 2 dear friends of mine!

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  25. I love that I've never tried a recipe I didn't like!! I can't wait to get the cookbook!

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  26. I love that all of your recipes are not only things that I can make, but things I want to make.

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  28. I love the variety of all of the different recipes. This is where I usually come for my weekly meal planning! I'm always sharing your recipes with my mom and friends.

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  29. Congratulations to all of you! I think I especially like the fact that for the most part. . . .the ingredients needed for your recipes are already in the pantry. . .or very easy to find. You are inspiring me to bake with yeast. . .although I haven't tried yet. . .2011 is my year to do so.
    Enjoy these days. . . .
    With love,
    Debbie M.

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  30. I love the Mennonite food traditions being carried on...sometimes with old recipes sometimes with new ones made easier. :)

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  31. I love it and check it every single day.

    Sandra

    vlad123@telus.net

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  32. I just love your recipes they are good and seem to be so easy to make.
    I would love to give one of your books to each of my daughters.

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  33. I love the wonderful recipes :) I do enjoy that some are gluten free, we are not gluten free but we have friends who are.

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  34. I look forward to a new recipe every day. I have tried so many and they are always a big hit with my family. I would probably give a copy to one of my friends.

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  35. a book! very exciting! my mom and sisters would love one and so would I! :)

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  36. Wow is all I can say. along with great recipes you ladies have a wonderful friendship that you are sharing with the world. God is Good. May you continue to be blessed, I have been blessed through your site. Thanks Tracy from Sask.

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  37. I love that when I am stuck for a dinner idea, you always have something. I would like to get an extra on for my mother in law who is mennonite and has served many of these dishes. Congratulations!!
    Tricia Tiessen

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  38. A very long time ago a lovely - looking like handwritten - book found it's way to my bookshelves : From Amish and Mennonite Kitchens (Good and Pellman, 1984, still cherished. Now I see there is a new inviting book, congratulations. I like the blog, especially as it has glutenfree recipes from time to time. And for the words on Sunday.

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  39. I'm so happy to see that your book has been published. I love that the recipes are wholesome and use ingredients that are readily available. I also always look forward to reading your "Bread for the Journey" entries. I plan to buy one for my sister and one for myself. I also think it may be a traditional gift for young people moving out on their own. Thank you for everything! Carmen

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  40. I think I'll order a book. I live in the middle of Amish Country in northern Indiana and look forward to finding some of the recipes I have come to enjoy at local Amish Resturants.

    BTW, I DO love your blog.

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  41. Love this site! Wonderful family recipes that everyone can enjoy!!

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  42. What I love about your blog? I'm mennonite so it seems pretty obvious but I think the best thing is recommending your blog to my non-mennonite friends and they all like it too:). I've loved everything I've tried on here and think the cookbook will be fantastic!

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  43. I how your ingredients are always something have heard of and usually have!
    The cook book will be great!

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  44. The photos make everything look yummy! Makes me have to get to the kitchen.

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  45. I can't wait for the book! I've used More with Less for about 20 years, and it's falling apart from constant use. I love to find new creative recipes such as yours that don't call for pre-packaged items. I also plan to give a copy to my daughter. Thanks!

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  46. I love this website cause my Husband is Mennonite and I love learning all the recipes he grew up on, so that we can enjoy them now and I can pass it down to my children, plus all the other amazing recipes!

    If I were to win this book I would keep it until my daughter Lilyan gets married and then I will pass it down to her..

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  47. I love the simple and yet elegant dishes you provide!

    I think the book would be a great Mother's Day gift for my sisters!

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  48. Congratulations on a job well done, ladies! I have recommended this blog to multiple people who can't eat flour, because the recipes that are anti-flour-friendly are made with T.L.C. Thank you for taking time to adjust recipes as necessary to include allergies!

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  49. Everyday I go to your blog to see what new recipe you have made from scratch or your Bread for the Journey that you have posted (they are so uplifting and so appopriate since it is the Lord day of rest). For I have a milk allegy so I can subtitute to make many of your recipes or try a new recipe on my co-workers

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  50. I love that the focus of your blog is on hospitality, and how we all can do more for each other.

    Good luck to all the folks who would love a copy of your cookbook!

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  51. Looks like a cookbook I would add to my collection or give to my daughter who uses your site all the time!

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  53. I love that if I'm ever looking for a recipe and know that whatever I try from the blog won't be a disappointment! I've already got one of your books ordered for a Mother's Day gift!

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  54. What do I love about your blog? What's NOT to love about your blog?!

    Seriously, there are a number of things:

    1) Recipes use ingredients found in an average pantry. I don't need a dictionary to find out what an ingredient might be...or search the web or a specialty store trying to find it.

    2) Recipes are written in a simple, clear, and easy way to follow...important for those just learning the art, and for those of us who aren't so "new" to it.

    3) You always include photo's of the finished product so we know how it "should" look - as well as photo's of "how to" in come cases.

    4) Your recipes are sensible, and some of them are very hard to find...especially those that will feed large numbers of folk.

    5) You never fail to recognize the person from whom the recipe came, if it isn't one of your own.

    6) The part of your blog that touches me most, and in many ways has fed me the best is "Bread for the Journey". It has lifted me, gently scolded me, and reminded me of what is truly important in life.

    7) Last but definitely not least: It was your site that led me to a cookbook I can't do without now.."The Mennonite Treasury of Recipes"...and while there I also found "The Mennonite Heritage Village Cookbook". That last one has incredible information in it! They are both in my book cupboard, to be passed to my grandchildren. For those books alone, I owe you a huge thanks!!

    Ladies, whether or not I were to be lucky enough to win your book...I think I'm a winner already - I found your blog didn't I? God Bless you as you have blessed others!!

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  55. So excited to get my book! I would love to win one to give away to my mom.

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  56. I love that I can find old Menno favourites on your blog!

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  57. I love all the "different" recipes and the strange things you use. I have made quite a few of your recipes and check everyday for the new one. Haven't had one I didn't like yet!

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  58. I love your blog and am looking forward to having a copy of your book. I hope to give my mother-in-law one as well, as I know she will love it!

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  59. Congratulations, that is super exciting. I love coming to your website to not only find recipes from my childhood, but to enjoy the fantastic photos. I sometimes think it's the modern version of 'The Mennonite Treasury'--with complete recipe instructions instead of 'assuming' that everyone knows how to complete the recipe with only the ingredients given :) hahaha This seems to be a running joke in our family when we go to find a recipe in the Mennonite Treasury but only ingredients are given.

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  60. I love the wide variety of recipes shared, the beautiful photos, the collaborative aspect of your blog, and your bread for the journey inspirational posts. I also enjoy having a new recipe posted every day--something fun to look forward to each morning. It would be so exciting to win a copy of your book!

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  61. I love that your blog doesn't have soooo many photos detailing obvious tasks, such as adding flour to a bowl! Thank you for keeping it simple. :)

    I can think of a few friends who'd like this book--but I want it for myself! And I'm usually the one who cooks for others.

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  62. I heard about your blog from someone at MPN. I love the recipes and the pictures. I am looking forward to having a copy of the book!! I am giving a copy to me! Congrats.. will love keeping up with the blog and seeing what's new!

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  63. Reading your blog makes me proud to be a Mennonite woman! I would be so excited to have a copy of the cookbook!

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  64. I love this blog :) Can't wait to see with the book looks like.

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  65. First congratulations on getting your cookbook printed!!! It's beautiful!

    I just love your blog, because all the recipes are down to earth, easy to do and so fun and healthy. They are the recipes I love to make for my family AND for my guests who come to my home.

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  66. What do I like about your blog???
    EVERYTHING! Thanks for the down to earth recipes, gluten free recipes for my daughter and reminders about the wonderful food traditions about being Mennonite. I plan on using the books for birthday gifts for six of my friends as well as myself and my daughter.

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  67. I love that your recipes are simple, easy to prepare and I usually have all the ingredients on hand. Best of all, every recipe of yours I have tried tastes great. I love to cook and bake and love it when the recipes are easy and turn out great!
    My two girls are following in my footsteps and would love new cookbooks!

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  68. Would love to have a copy of your cookbook! Love your blog!

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  69. I absolutely love the diversity of your blog. You have a little something for everyone right down to Sunday inspiration! Thank you for all you do!
    Marianne

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  70. I love that your recipes are sensible and for every day people. I also love your Sunday "Bread for the Journey"--so needed by all of us.

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  71. Reading your blog each morning is a wonderful start to my day.

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  72. Your recipes are all so wonderful, that it would be a great privilege to have the cookbook on my shelve.
    Congratulations with the book !!
    Have a wonderful day.
    Greetings from The Netherlands.

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  73. I would love to have your book. Since discovering your blog,I have tried so many of your recipes with absolute success! Your site is the first place I go to now, when I need a recipe.

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  74. my favorite thing is that you're mennonites like me so i'm familiar with the food we make!

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  75. I love your site and have gotten a whole bunch of others addicted to it as well (even non-Mennonites). I also love the fact that because of you, my kids are loving foods like "danne pancuke" and homemade "keilke". I grew up with these foods but my Mom was the type of cook that didn't use a cookbook so I didn't have much to go by. If I win this cookbook, I'll give it to one of my sisters who is standing incredibly strong during some rough waters. And then I'll buy one for myself so that I can save money by not running my printer ink dry!

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  76. I love that I have the traditional Mennonite recipes my Oma makes right at my finger tips!

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  77. I've been checking out the new recipes daily for several months now. It's something fun every morning, and I've been able to add some great new dishes to my menu. Congratulations on the cookbook publication. I'm sure I can think of a lot of people who would love to get one!
    Laurette

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  78. I love checking out your blog to see new ideas for menu planning. I also love the stories about the recipees as it reminds me of days at home.

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  79. I love the collection on Mennonite Girls Can Cook and look forward to having the Cook Book
    so I can prop it up beside the Kitchen Aid
    and start getting food splatters all over it.

    i am so excited for my cousin Lovella as
    this long awaited book arrives on the shelves.

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  80. I love your blog because it's so simple, inspirational, and full of recipes. I've made the hamburger buns with some degree of success and plan to keep on trying.

    I have to confess that, if I win, I will be selfish for a little while before giving it away to another friend who also loves cookbooks. :-)

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  81. I check your blog everyday! I have tried many of the recipes and enjoyed them. I like the fact that I have most ingredients in my house or are easy to find.

    Nettie Friesen
    winkler M.B

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  82. I've really enjoyed all of the meals I've tried from your blog and always look forward to giving the new ones a shot!

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  83. It's so exciting!!! And my fingers are crossed for my very own copy!

    My absoulute favourite thing about this blog, is being able to find all the recipes my late grandmother made when I was a child, including some tips and hints that she DIDN'T write into her copy (though I know she used them). :D

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  84. I love the variety of recipes!

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  85. How exciting...I love your blog and check in every day to see what the recipe might be...many of which take me back to childhood.

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  86. I love to check your blog each day when I get to work! I enjoy the variety of recipes that you feature. Congrats on the cookbook!

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  87. I'm neither a girl or Mennonite (I'm a Baptist boy and a keen home cook), but I've been following this blog since its early days and have been inspired by so many of its recipes. I've told many of my Mennonite friends about this site and they've found it so useful that they've told their friends about it. Congratulations on your book! I plan to get a copy for a Mennonite girl I know who just had her first baby. She has already a copy of Food that Really Schmecks, and I see this book as being a contemporary update of that.

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  88. Oh my, I know y'all are just busting with excitement! Yay for your book!

    What I love the most of this site is that I get to read recipes for feeding the body and soul. I like simple food the most, cooking like the way our mothers and grandmothers did. Simple, good food.

    Keep it coming and I can't wait to learn more about your cookbook! Enjoy the excitement!

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  89. I'd totally plan to keep the book for myself! I have tried many of your recipes and have never been disappointed! Thanks!

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  90. I love and appreciate that you are feeding hungry children, a new recipe nearly every day, the Sunday meditations, and having a good source of recipes for foods I grew up with. Looking forward to getting my copy in the mail soon and at some point giving my daughter one.

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  91. So looking forward to browsing through the recipe book. I am going to put a book away for each of my 3 boys to give as a gift when they move out of the house. Nothing wrong with a guy having some good recipes to use for when they are out on their own.

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  92. Wonderful! Hope that the books will be at my house before mother's day because both my girls are getting one!
    So looking forward to seeing the actual book!

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  93. Congrats, Ladies! I love your blog and read it every day. I like the variety of your recipes and the photos that go along with them. Your recipes fill my recipe box - it would be so nice to have the cookbook instead! :) I have shared many of your recipes with my grown daughter.

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  94. I love that your recipes use easy to find ingredients and appeal to my whole family. I can't wait to get a copy of your book for myself, and of course, the wonderful woman who taught me to cook, my mom.

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  95. Hmmmm! Forgot to tell you what I like about your blog!

    Thinking........................

    still thinking...................

    OK, what's not to like! ! ! !

    Your blog is wonderful and I have tried so many of your recipes and my waistline is starting to show it!!!hehehehe :-)

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  96. Wow! what a great paska recipe! I just finished baking Lovela's recipe and it turned out superb. Next will be the paska spread from Ellen. I have to get the book. Thanks to my friend Betty R for telling me about this blog.

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  97. I just recently got this site from a friend and let me tell you it sure hits home:)
    All the food is so familiar and brings back a lot of memories. I was brought up mennonite and learnt at a very young age how to cook for when I was gonna get married and had to feed my husband and children:)
    I love everything from borscht to platz to zwieback.
    Lena

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  98. I can always find something to make on this site - and I know it will be delicious, healthy (usually) and familiar.

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  99. So exciting for this cookbook! It's going to go next to Grandma's cookbook! :) Glad to get a hard copy of all these wonderful recipes!

    Harder girl

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  100. I want to get this new cookbook for my mother back in Manitoba... can I order already for a Mother's Day gift?

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  101. Since my book is on order,I would give this one to my sister who cannot afford to buy one of her own.I like visiting this blog,for the recipes but also the spiritual content.I m so thankful to have found this site.

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  103. I love the fact that it's REAL food. Not fussy and doesn't require a ton of weird ingredients.

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  104. i love that even though i live far from home, i can recall and recreate the recipes of my childhood through your blog. i have paska dough rising downstairs thanks to this blog!! and if i won, i'd be selfish and keep it for myself :)

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  105. How exciting to see them in all their glory! Do you just want to do a happy dance?

    The most recent thing I've loved is that you posted a recipe for glorified rice. I grew up eating it and have even mentioned it to my husband a few times. I don't have my mom's recipe and we haven't eaten it in years so seeing a recipe for it was like being a kid again! And I can't wait to make it for my family. Your recipes are not overly complicated and cover such a range...what a great blog and I can't wait to see the cookbook.

    I'd sure love to win one :)

    Heather

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  106. I'm excited to check out this cookbook and maybe recieve a copy of my own for Mothers Day!

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  107. about your blog... oh! I *love* the simple warm good home feeling I get from the photos, the recipes... it makes me want to share. Who would I give a book to? ... my friend and neighbor Corinne, of course! We're cookers, lovers of old Russian and German foods and yesterday we discovered that we're both followers of your blog. congratulations on the book :)

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  108. I was told about this blog a week or two from a friend and now check it every day! I have only tried a few things so far and love that most are the recipes I grew up with. If I won I would be selfish and keep it for myself! :)

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  109. Congratulations on your book! I'm sure it's amazing! :) I love this blog for all the great recipes, of course! And, I think it's neat that any profits go to help others.

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  110. Can't wait for my cookbooks. I plan to give a copy to my Mom for her 50th birthday. I love this website because the recipes are always amazing and turn out wonderful. Love finding all the classic mennonite recipes when I need them!

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  111. I would LOVE a copy of the book! hmm, what do I love about the website? I love that the recipes here have been tried, tweeked, and worked over into perfection! It is my go-to spot for anytime I'm in the mood to try something new!

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  112. Love that your recipes have "normal" ingredients that are already in the pantry.

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  113. I love how many different recipes you have on this blog and the great photos to go with them.

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  114. Why do I love your recipes?........
    Because they are so DARN GOOD!
    I have tried many of them.
    Linda

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  115. I have just recently found your blog and have enjoyed looking around. Several of the recipes look like what I grew up with in the midwest. I love that you offer wholesome dishes and I love the photography of the food - I'm one of those visual people and I'm looking forward to trying recipes. I also enjoy the Bread for the Journey - that's what feeds my heart and soul. Blessings and congrats on the new cookbook!

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  116. I love that I usually have the ingredients on hand and don't have to go on a major search for an elusive ingredient! I have told many friends about this site and am excited about having your recipes in book form!

    Juliana

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  117. What I love about your blog: The down home recipes that you provide. Nothing fancy, just great recipes...

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  118. A Book !!! YEAH !!!
    Exciting news!!
    I use this site ALL the time searching for new ideas when it is my turn at baking for church.
    AND Yes,When asked, I DO give you ladies full credit for the wonderful baked goods. ;)
    Blessings,
    Nadine

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  119. Our young adult daughters often discuss the new recipes and photos posted on your blog. We love trying the gluton free choices you offer.

    Thanks for entering us into your drawing.

    Margo
    mjantzi@verizon.net

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  120. congratulations!! love your recipes!!

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  121. I have tried many of your recipes since I started reading your blog...all with success. I can't wait to get a copy for myself and my daughter.

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  122. oh so excited! Can't wait for it to get here..I love your blog cause you post something everyday except for Sunday which is great that you respect to have a day off too!

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  123. Very exciting! I personally enjoy this blog because I grew up with a wonderful Mennonite grandmother who bought me my first cookbook and taught me all about hospitality and good food early on. She passed away while I was in high school and I very much appreciate the insight and food on this blog from my Mennonite heritage that I remember so fondly and can now bring into my life as a married wife. Thank you!

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  124. I appreciate your website and recipes because they are very detailed. Too many of the cookbooks I gained when I married into a Brethren family are filled with recipes that have vague directions - drives me bonkers!

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  125. First time commenting, but I come to your blog every single day to see the latest recipe. Thank you for posting traditional Mennonite recipes as well...it is hard to keep the heritage alive if it is not passed on to the younger generation. I hope to get your book!!

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  126. Woohoo! Congratulations, girls! I can't wait to get my copy. Love the gathering of women to share recipes, and the great variety.

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  127. Yipee! I was just thinking about that the other day! i love this blog so much and use it everyday! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful recipes! I can't get enough of this site and look forward to the cookbook!!

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  128. I would love to have a copy of your book!
    I enjoy your blog so much I passed it along to my daughter who calls to tell me the recipes she tries and likes. She just made the apple coffee cake, her son got so excited, he loves muffins and it looked like a giant muffin! He is 1 1/2 years old.

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  129. I love your recipes and beautiful pictures, but your "Bread for the journey" posts are the best. Thanks..

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  130. Congratulations!!! So excited for you all. I love many things about your website. I love how many recipes have great photo tutorials and explanations. I also love that it makes me feel a little closer to home knowing that many of you are from my hometown. And best of all are all the recipes that inspire us all to bless our families with a home cooked meal.
    Leana

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  131. I can't wait to see all the books I ordered!
    I plan on giving them away as gifts as well as to my daughters....for their independence boxes. (for when they move out)

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  132. I love that your blog has introduced me to so many Mennonite delicacies that I would have never had the chance to hear of (and taste!). You also so openly share your faith, and that is refreshing. Congratulations!

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  133. I love that when I am looking for something good to make for my family, I can always find something tasty in your archives! Congrats on the book - it looks wonderful!

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  134. I think I love every recipe that I've made from your blog, and if I'm stumped, I know I can always find something here!

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  135. How exciting! This blog is one of the first places I come when I'm in the mood for something new to make. Thanks for all the hard work ladies. What a riot....my verification word is "licked".... lol, very appropriate for a cookbook post.

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  136. I'd LOVE to win a cookbook!! I'm hoping to get one for my mom and mother in law for mothers day! Please put my name in the draw for one today! :)

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  137. I have been following your blog for a while and I always look forward to see what's cooking. The recipes are good and items I would proudly serve my family. Congratulations on the new cookbook!

    *hugs*
    Debbie K

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  138. I pre-ordered my copy and I received it today!! I love it, it is a beautiful book, well done!!

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  140. I love reading your blog and look forwad to seeing the cookbook. I would love to be able to give the cookbook away as a doorprize to one of the moms in our moms morning out ministry.

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  141. I will be looking for it in my bookstore, I devour cookbooks. Congratulations!!!!
    Anne

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  142. congrats! and I love the old recipes that bring back such fond memories.

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  143. I have loved the easy and great recipes. It has been perfect for me to try new recipes, to come here and pick one. I would love to give a cookbook to my mom. She loves to collect cookbooks and this one would be a great one for her collection and use.

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  144. I didn't even know there was a cookbook coming out. I'd love to have one and I'd love to give one to my mom.

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  145. I Love that all the recipes I have tried turn out amazing.I also love and appreciate that you are all women of God , and are not afraid to share you faith!

    God Bless,
    Jackie

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  146. I love that you are all real ladies, with families, and just sharing your everyday recipes!

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  147. Congrats on your cookbook! I love your recipes because most of the time I already have the ingredients it takes to make them.

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  148. Congratulations on the book! I can't wait to get a copy.

    I love that your blog & the recipes feel like home. My (Mennonite) Mom has been gone for 2 years now and almost everytime I see a recipe here I think of her. Either it's something she made for us or it's something she would have enjoyed.

    Aside from the happysad memories I love the down-to-earth-ness of the recipes. I have the ingredients at hand and it's always going to be good.

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  149. How exciting! I love that when people ask me if I have a good recipe for...whatever it may be, I always say "Have you checked the MGCC website? My friend Lovella started it!" :)
    Jennie

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  150. I can't wait! I check your blog everyday and get inspired with new ideas. I aim to try a new recipe every week. I have already pre-ordered a few books. Plan on giving them to my friends who are marrying Mennonite men : )

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  151. I love the variety of recipes. Always find just what I didn't know I was looking for.

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  152. I have made several of your recipes on the blog and I can't wait to try the ones in the book. You are amazing

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  153. I love saying "Mennonite Girls Can Cook" whenever someone asks me where I got the recipe for the dish I've brought to a party or get-together! Sometimes you get a weird look, but then you get to inform them of this amazing site with new recipes everyday. I would love to win a copy of the book! I'd probably keep it for myself, but then have to buy 2 more for my mother & mother-in-law. :)

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  154. I love that so many of the recipes are using things I already have in my cupboards. The photography always makes everything look so beautiful too. Can always find something to enjoy here.

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  155. OoOoOoOoH, I'd love to win a copy!! I love your blog, I've been following it for a long time. I have tried a whole bunch of recipes and it's so nice to know they are 'tried & true' recipes :) :)

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  156. I love that I can find many of the recipes for the Mennonite foods that my Mom and Oma used to make. The picture tutorials are so helpful, too. Thanks so much for all your efforts-they are a blessing to our family.

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  157. Everyone must be so excited! I can hardly contain myself. Looking forward to my copy!

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  158. There is nothing I DON'T like about your website! Any time I need a recipe you are the first place I go to. I also need the reassurance that there are Christian women out there - I feel like you are my friends and it is comforting just being on your site.

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  159. Your website has become a staple in our household. It is the first go-to site when we are not sure what to make or want something elegant but simple. Thank you so much for pursuing such a venture. Congratulation and thank you so much for all your inspirations. Many blessings, Aaron

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  160. Love and collect cookbooks and especially love the recipes found here.

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  161. I love the recipes, of course! Yay for hearty and good-for-you food! But I also love the spiritual things tossed in...which is actually the first thing that brought me to this blog last year! ;-)
    Congrats on the book!

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  162. I love your blog because the recipes are amazing. I'm especially glad you have gluten free recipes -- I am not gluten free but my sister is and I told her about your site. I've tried several of the recipes and they came out great. Thank you...

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  163. What do I love about your blog? I love the recipes and the way you show the finished product. I would love a copy of your cookbook.

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  164. Can't wait to get the book, love your website, job well done.
    Laura G.

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  165. I enjoy the great pictures and recipes on your blog, as well as your Sunday inspirational messages.

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  166. Yeah! Can't wait for my copy to arrive! Congrats!
    CU from MB

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  167. Congratulations on your book, I would love a copy of it!! I love this blog because the recipes are simple and everyday....most of the ingrediants are things I would have in the cupboard, not things I have no idea what they are or where to even get them! Your blog is so cheerful and friendly, it is like being part of your family! And it's Canadian, and Canadian Girls Rock!

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  168. I love the focus on hospitailty rather than the perfect dish.

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  169. I love the recipes and the photos that accompany them.

    Karen

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  170. So excited to hear about your book. Your recipes are so good and the food pictures are so pretty. Thanks for everything you do!

    Rona D.

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  171. The things that I love about your blog are all of the amazing recipes and helpful tips. I am always confident in trying out a new recipe from your blog, even when having company because I know that it will turn out. I can't wait to get a copy and I plan to get one for my mom. Both her and I have an addiction to cookbooks and enjoy collecting the good ones!

    Kathy

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  172. Wow, that book is probably awesome, you always have good looking recipes.

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  173. Congratulations on your book! What an accomplishment! I so appreciate all the wonderful recipes, the great pictures, and most of all the inspirational Sunday devotional postings. You are encouraging so many to follow hard after our Lord Jesus and to minister to our families and friends through superb recipes! Thanks!

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  174. I read your blog every day and especially like your Sunday posts. Before I stopped here today I asked myself "wonder what the Mennonite Girls are cooking". I've gotten some super recipes here and good tips. Thanks!
    Martha

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  175. I love that you always include a beautiful picture. I also love being able to share this site with people who are not Mennonite and they too love the recipes. Keep up the fantastic work!

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  176. Just ordered this cook book for my mother for Mother's Day... yayy lol Can hardly wait to 'see' my mother's response... thank you MGCC!!! God bless you all <3

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  177. I love that your recipes are 'normal' to me. It's homey and easy to find items. Mennonites really do make some of the worlds best food.

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  178. I love that another generation of Mennonite grannies..er...women are still preparing their culture's foods and making the next generation of Mennonite and non-Mennonites eager to get cooking too.

    I must report that autofill changed "eager" to "larger" four times before I could make it stay as "eager". Makes me wonder about the artificial intelligence at work.

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  179. I love all of the pictures, I am always inspired to cook when I see pictures of what my food could (and hopefully will) look like!

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  180. Cool. I would love to get my hand on one of these for myself. And then about a 12 for my family and friends. I haven't made one thing I haven't liked yet from your guys blog. Congrats on the cookbook.

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  181. So glad I found this blog. Can't wait to read the book and love the idea of giving one away!! Keep up the interesting info.

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  182. The book looks lovely---I like the photos with your recipes and I know many people appreciate the many gluten free ideas.
    I'll be watching around for this book on the market.

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  183. Well, I love the recipes! I am learning to make Mennonite dishes I never tried before, and keeping my heritage alive in a country where there are almost no Mennonites :) Can't wait to get (win?) a copy!

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  184. I love that your recipes always come with beautiful pictures and that you ladies are Canadian - your recipes agree with my palate moreso than some of the US recipe blogs I follow. I can't wait to give a copy of the cookbook to my mom for Mother's Day.

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  185. Yeah! Im so excited for your cookbook!
    I love your blog and the variety of recipes it offers!

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  186. I love your recipes...best on the web!
    Susan

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  187. My family loves so many of these great recipes! I love the format and the fact that I get a different recipe every day! Congratulations on the cookbook!

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  188. I love all of your fresh ideas for dinner. Its nice to change things up once in a while! Congrats on the book, maybe I'll win one!

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  189. I love how MCGG has instilled a confidence in me with my baking. Thanks to the receipes I have tried, I now know that I too can bake like my mom and grandma did. I also know that if I'm not sure what to make for dinner, I'll have no problem finding something to cook on your blog. Thank you!

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  190. I would love to win a book, your recipes are fabulous, and to have them all in one place would be a blessing.

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  191. I love cookbooks. This is dear to my heart. My hometown is home to quite a diverse group of origins. Mennonite, Friends, Babptist, Methodist presbyterian...We all cooked and swapped recipes. Am glad to get new ones almost every day.

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  192. I'm so excited about the book's publication. I've tried to read everything you've written about the cookbook. I know it will be a great collection of recipes. You always have beautiful and easy recipes on your blog. I've been reading for a couple of years now and always look forward to seeing what you ladies will come up with next.

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  193. I love all the recipes I have tried so far, and would love to receive the book!

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  194. I love your Blog! It is so pretty, the food I have tried is so good. I go to your blog just for inspiriation to cook and to serve the Lord. I am so glad to have found your blog. I am looking forward to having your new cookbook!

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  195. I have enjoyed and loved every one of your recipes and would love to receive a copy of the book!

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  196. CinStraw...aka..Cindy or CinApril 20, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    I have Quaker in my blood and have always loved loved loved the Amish, Mennonite and Quaker recipes that my GreatGrand Mother, GrandMother and Mother always cooked\baked for the family.
    They have all passed away now and when my Mother passed away someone ''took the cookbook'' that the 3-had always used.
    I don't know who took it and I never go it back....would love to have one of the new ''Mennonite Girls Can Cook'' cookbooks.
    Cin(\0/)

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  197. I enjoy your blog and the recipes with your stories.

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  198. I love checking in on your blog to see new recipes! Your recipes are simple and directions clear;) Keep up the good work, and I will be buying this for my mother in law!

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  199. I look forward to your site every day and often plan my meals around what is posted in the morning. Thank you so much for all the great recipes and tips -- my Mom would be so proud of me that my Paska turned out so well this year. God bless you all.
    Helen

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  200. Congratulations, ladies. I ordered your book months ago and am looking forward to seeing it soon. But that's no reason not to enter for a drawing - something I can give as a gift to someone who loves mennonite food. I love having your site as a resource for just that. I made paska the other day, but adapted it so that I could make the dough in my bread machine. Turned out great!

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