Saturday, June 11, 2011

Third Anniversary Celebration

photo credit Beatriz Photography

Ten Girls. .
Three Years. . .
One thousand four hundred and thirty posts ..
Two and a half Million  ..plus ..Visitors  . . .
One Cookbook . . .
Lots of encouragement . .
Many blessings . .
Lots of fun with our Facebook fans.

It's time to say we appreciate you all.
You are the reason we are sellings thousands of books . ..
helping to feed hungry kids in an orphanage in the Ukraine.

It's time to celebrate!
We are giving away a book signed by all ten of the girls!!

Leave a comment on today's post telling us which recipe on the blog or in the book is your favorite so far.

If you leave another comment on facebook we'll enter your name again.

No more than two entries per person.  (one comment on the blog. .and one comment on Facebook)
Contest closes tonight at 11 PM Pacific Time.
Contest is open to Canadian and US citizens.
If you do not have a Profile which includes contact information or Facebook  ..you must include contact information to qualify.
Winner will be announced on Monday both here and on Facebook.

Have a fantastic Weekend!!

279 comments:

  1. You beautiful ladies sure have accomplished alot in 3 short years. Congratulations! When I need a recipe or an idea i turn to MGCC because I know the ingredients are "normal" and the recipe is tried and true. I would love to have your beautiful cookbook...how nice for you to offer such a generous giveaway. Thank you!

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS! What a great accomplishment! and let's hope for MANY more! Ever since I found you MGCC have become one of my favourite recipe sources, THANK YOU ALL so much for all your work and dedication! One our old time favourites is "Apple Fritters" my son eats them by the bushel! Blessings and Shalom!

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  3. My favorite recipe is the one you post today or tomorrow or next week. Thanks for such a great blog.

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  4. Happy anniversary! I just found your blog about 3 days ago so I don't have a favorite recipe yet. I did make your lemon cake the other day and my son loved it. I would love to win a copy of your cookbook.

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  5. Interesting where God leads and you hadn't even set out to do this!Congratulations on your book and that you are using it to support an orphanage!

    Word Verification Ovenn! There's lots of oven recipes in your book!

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  6. Your blog is wonderful. I love all the recipe. But our favorite so far is the peach slab pie. Thank you for sharing it. I would love to win the cookbook. That would be such a blessing....Thank you for having this giveaway.

    Eva

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  7. 3 years! Fantastic! Congratulations! My favorite recipes are ALL OF THEM! Seriously, as the grandmother of a celiac granddaughter, I truly love your gluten-free recipes. Thank you for showing me the way. God bless!

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  8. Happy anniversary! I love your blog, and have tried many of your recipes, so it's hard to pick one favourite. One that I keep coming back to is Judy's Mexican Bean Salad-especially at this time of year, it's great for potlucks and such a crowd pleaser.

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  9. The chocolate and peanut butter eclair dessert is my favorite although I love all your posts and recipes!
    kajkbishop(at)charter(dot)net

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  10. Congrats to each of you, really enjoy your recipes, especially since they're so pantry friendly. Any recipe with pastry and sweet fruit is my favorite, lucky us ~ there's so many:) Happy Celebration!

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  11. I was introduced to your blog by my aunt, now I start every day looking at the new recipe of the day. I make monthly menus for our family, and thanks to your delicious recipes, it makes my menu planning a lot easier. We truly enjoyed the Lemon Stir Fry. Congratulations, and I look forward to many more yummy dishes.

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  12. Congratulations!!! You ladies are absolutely fabulous! I love all your recipes but the one I go to most often so far is the Blueberry Lemon Muffins. I so appreciate the Bread for the Journey, each week; and I thank you for the food for our soul as well as our body.
    Praying you ladies will be richly blessed in return.
    ~Betty

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  13. Favorite recipe is taco soup! Made is many, many times and shared the recipe with many as well! :)

    Thanks for being a blessings to me and so many others!

    Erin

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  14. Love your recipes ladies!! I've been following for about 2 years. My hubby is celiac, so love that you have some gluten free recipes--favorites are gf cream puffs and the gf crumb coffee cake. Thanks!! Keep posting!!

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  15. Happy Birthday! I have been following your blog since almost the beginning (I can't even remember how I found it) and I have loved every recipe that I've tried. I always get so inspired to cook good food for my family. I bought your cookbook a few weeks ago, but now i'm on bedrest with twin girls so no cooking for me. So both of my favorite recipes are from the blog for now:

    Black Forest Birthday Cake -- you posted this recipe three days before my husband's 30th birthday and it was his cake that year. It was a HUGE hit! :)

    My other favorite recipe is that new carne asada and pollo asada recipe from Cinco de Mayo this year. We've made it a couple of times and it's soooo yummy! :)

    Best wishes to you all and please keep posting recipes for us! (and yes, I hope I win the signed cookbook... I'll give the poor plain one away as a giftand cherish the signed on!)

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  16. As the son of a Mennonite girl who can cook I spent much of my growing up in the kitchen, watching, participating, eating. Now I'm far Mom and "home, but I'm never far from the kitchen and appreciate you site's recipes for drawing me back into some of my foods I grew up with. (I also really appreciate the gluten-free recipes.) My wife suggests your next book should be "Mennonite Girls can Cook, and They Teach Their Sons."

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  17. I've been gifted with a copy of your wonderful book, signed by one special lady, so I would like to try to win one for my Mom.
    My favorite recipe is the GF Rollkuchen. Just wish I could get my hands on the flours needed more easily.

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  18. It's hard to pick just one recipe (I'd have to go through a binder to find all of the MGCC recipes I've used), but I'll go with the one I'm trying next - Peach Kuchen.

    But even more than the recipes...each time I have friends and family over, I think about the hospitality - the blessing rather than impressing.

    I've recently approached housework with the attitude of blessing my family, and no longer look at it as something akin to punishment.

    Thank you for your positive messages.

    kimrsch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. Congratulations ladies! I really enjoy following your blog and trying new recipes. I especially like the canning section and the cooking for a crowd. Things like Lemon Pie by the Yard are great to take to potlucks. Keep up the good work! Thanks.

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  20. ha ha Jeanine..this is your Mom. Congrats girls on your anniversary and your book. It is hard for me to pick one recipe, I love them all. Keep up the good work and I would love to win the bok.

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  21. I have made the Hazelnut Torte several times and love it, so I would have to say that is my favourite :)

    Happy Anniversary and Congratulations!!! What a blessing this has been for so many, I love seeing the Lord's Hand at work!

    Niki

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  22. My favorite recipe off your blog is the rolled up kielke. I have gotten so many complements on it. Thank you for all that you do!

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  23. Congratulations! What a great photo! I have to say your lemon pudding cake is up there on my list of favorites but it is near impossible to choose! I visit you blog often and will share your wonderful give-away today on my blog!
    ♥ Eileen

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  24. Thank you for all sharing so much of yourselves with us...your recipes, your lives and your faith. I have only made a few recipes so far...my favs were a muffin cup breakfast with egg and sausage and a lovely cranberry scone. Thank you again for all you do!!

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  25. I don't know that I can pick a favorite! Love your blog and like searching for recipes on it! Like looking at the traditional Mennonite recipes too.

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  26. Congratulations ladies! Your site is so fun, organized & interesting :). I personally like the Daily Breads posted on Sundays...but for the food recipes, I like the ones that use fresh, local fruits & vegetables. Thank you for your give-away :).

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  27. Would love to win the book. My newly purchased copy was given to the guest of honor at a bridal shower last weekend. Have shared the blogsite with many, it is my favorite recipe source. Keep up the good work.
    dhiebert@telus.net

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  28. Congratulations ladies. I often check your blog for recipes and there are sure plenty to choose from.
    I had a sponge cake at a gathering one time and just loved it so looked here for a recipe and found the Queen Victoria sponge cake recipe that I like.
    I would love to win a copy of your cookbook.
    Judith

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  29. Congratulations! what an amazing accomplishment. I love this blog and read it daily, an have tried many many recipes, but to pick a favourite is near to imnpossible, there are so many wonderful recipes. I must admit I appreciate the Bread for the Journey, it's such a lift each week reading thoughts from others about God.
    So dear sisters "press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called you heavenward in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:14
    Blessings Anita

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  30. Banana Cranberry Fiber muffins are my favorite! You have a WONDERFUL collection of recipes! Congrats!

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  31. I hope you ladies realize just how HARD it is to pick one favorite!!!! There are WAY to many!!! But my current favorite is Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken (April 14,2011) there are only 3 ingredients, and you don't have to think very hard!
    frsh59@gmail.com

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  32. I requested your book from the library, and cooked like a storm when they ordered it in.

    Our favourite recipe is refrigerator potato rolls. Delicious! My sister-in-law said that these are the best buns that she has ever had, and we had to agree.

    neisenkrein@hotmail.com

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  33. I recently made the Chicken Noodle soup recipe from the cookbook.This has to be the best noodle soup I have ever made,so this is now my favourite recipe.

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  34. The hamburger buns are my favorite! Congrats on the book. I've had that marked down for my wish list; so, I'll be getting one in the near future. thanks for a chance to win. :-)

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  35. Happy Anniversary to all of you! My most used MGCC recipe is the Texas Caviar. I have made many other recipes as well, but Texas Caviar has become a lunch box staple for me. I love it that the ingredients for your recipes can be found locally and the recipes are tried and true. Thank you for sharing your recipes with your readers.

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  36. Congratulations! I just have to say that I have liked every recipe I've tried! But lately I have been on the bean salad kick making it once a week these last few months. Thank you for your realistic recipes with real everyday ingredients.

    Paige.
    Andrewcamelmclean@hotmail.com

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  37. Favorite recipe has to be the Roladen pot roast!

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  38. from an Austrian/Danish background, PISHKY is my favorite, finding it was a great memory! May the Lord continue to bless you all in your many charitable endeavors; thank you for encouraging us all to reach out... your book is stunning and so filled with homey comfort!

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  39. I have found some wonderful recipes here.

    bo.taitai@gmail.com

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  40. I look forward to coming to your site each day. So far my favorite recipe has been the one for homemade pop tarts...the kids loved those too!

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  41. I look forward to coming to your site each day. So far my favorite recipe has been the one for homemade pop tarts...the kids loved those too!

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  42. Having your cookbook would help me have a favorite. Enjoy your site.

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  43. Love all the recipes . . . but my family loves the french bread/pizza rolls.
    darcwend@yahoo.ca

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  44. Happy Third Anniversary! I am so happy I found your website two years ago. The recipes are fantastic! I have yet to try one we did not like. We love salads and the broccoli salad recipe is a definite favorite! I would love a chance at winning an autographed cookbook!

    Thank you!
    Debbie K

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  45. Lemon souffle - we are living through a very hot spell here in SC and this recipe has become a huge favorite

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  46. Congratulations ladies!! You are doing such wonderful work!! Favourite recipe?? YIKES!! You mean name only ONE?? Well that would HAVE to be the Blueberry Crumble...it's fast and easy and DELICIOUS!! My family loves it and treats me like a goddess every time I make it! :o) I'm not telling them how fast and easy it is to make!! heehee That's our little secret!!
    Thanks again for all your lovely recipes and the chance to win your cookbook...signed by all you talented ladies!!!! Can't dribble on THAT ONE!
    Take care!
    Paulette

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  47. judith schorlingJune 11, 2011 at 6:35 AM

    I have been following your site since I don't know when.Congrats on three years !! I tell all my friends about your site because its all stuff that anyone could make...none of that fancy ,intimidating OMG !! stuff. LOL! Keep up the great work !

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  48. I am thankful for your wonderful and accurate recipes, there hasn't been one that I have made that didn't turn
    out. My favorite dip recipe is Buffalo Chicken, rave reviews and a great way to send people to your website:)

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  49. air buns because my grandmother made them and one of your recent recipes,chili cheese dip, because it was soooo amazingly yummy!!

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  50. Congratulations and God bless you on this endeavor which is just great! I have made many of your recipes--I especially like the Paska recipe since I had never heard of it before. We enjoyed it at Easter.

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  51. Congratulations on three years!! I always know where to get new recipes...your blog...they never fail! The recipe I use the most is the ginger snaps...they are so great!

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  52. There is no way I could choose just one recipe - for the sake of winning a wonderful book, I will mention the Glazed Fruit as being a real winner. You sure have gathered some fantastic recipes. Fantastic opportunity and giveaway. Thank you from Judy C in NC

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  53. Congratulations! Your blog has got to be the best. Recipes are easy to follow and ones where you have most of the ingredients on hand. I read your blog daily. Its on my favorites tab. It is very hard to pick a favorite, but my family all enjoys Betty's - Mom's Soft White Cookies. I also appreciate reading your devotional every Sunday. Very uplifting. Keep up the good work. I would love to win a copy of your autographed recipe book. I have many, many cookbooks, but I think this one would be the best. Thank you!

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  54. Did a recipe search for bran muffins this morning and WOW! Found your site for the first time. Read the recipe and it looked really good - taste and healthwise. Explored a bit more, read a Psalm, and thought "Gotta book mark this site! I like it here." Then read today's entry about your three year aniversary. What an accomplishment for all of you. So glad you guys are here. Congratulations!

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  55. Congratulations. I'm so glad I found your blog. How could I possibly have a favorite recipe? I love them all. If I'm forced to pick, I'll pick the Paska. Now it's your turn to pick ME for the book...heehee!

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  56. Anything with rhubarb is my favorite! Thanks for the wonderful blog.

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  57. Happy 3rd Anniversary. My favourite recipe is the overnight cinnamon buns - simply a favourite with coworkers and family. Thanks so much for creating the cookbook, as I have given the books to my daughters to help preserve their Mennonite heritage. Thanks for taking the time to make a difference.

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  58. Congratulations! What an amazing accomplishment. I read your blog daily. It's on my favorite tab. It's hard to pick a favorite, but my family all enjoy Betty's - Mom's Soft White Cookies.) I also appreciate reading your devotional - Bread for Journey on Sundays. Very uplifting. Keep up the good work! I would love to win this cookbook. I have many, many cookbooks, but I think this would be the best. Keep up the good work. Thanks!

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  59. I LOVE blog. Congrats on three years and may there be many more. I ordered your cookbook and just love it. My favorite recipe is Pulled Pork in Rootbeer and BBQ Sauce. I have made it so many times for family and friends and they always want the recipe. I would love to have a signed copy of your cookbook and would then give my unsigned copy away.

    kaysinthegarden.blogspot.com

    Thanks so much,
    Kay

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  60. My husband thinks Coconut Crisps are a special treat. Thanks for the book chance.

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  61. You've been such an important part of my life and I've enjoyed each and every one of your recipes! My favorite? Maybe the Blueberry Lemon Buttermilk Muffins...it's hard to choose just one! I'm so proud of you ladies! What an accomplishment! KUDOS to you all! ♥♥♥

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  62. Congratulations! Every morning I say to myself...what are those girls making today? I do love your blog and your recipes are wonderful. Since I can only pick one foavorite it would have to be Cherry Raspberry Coffee Cake. Ir's sooo yummy! Thank you for the chance to win your amazing cookbook.

    Ursula

    uschbear at gmail dot com

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  63. I saw the anniversary announcement on Ellen's blog and had to come over to say 'Happy Anniversary'. As I said there, you are an inspiration.
    My favorite?.....I've made so many, especially the desserts, but I'd have to say that my family loved the Coconut Milk Cake.

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  64. I am 74 years of age. Love your site. Use it daily. Everything is so scrumptious. My favorite recipe is the baked oatmeal breakfast squares. They are so easy to make and so handy to have on hand and deliciious to boot. Congrats to you all! I would love to have this book so that I can share it with my family. Blessings!

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  65. Simply amazing...three years? Well, what a blessing that a love and appreciation of one's upbringing, cultural roots, family blessings and good cooking can bring so many people together. I think the testimony here and around the interest in good, honest home cooking is that there is a longing for focus around home and hearth...around commitment to family, and the old 'supper table'. So often in your recipe posts there is mention of family, memories of dearly departed mothers, or favorite aunt's recipes....it is heartwarming and reassuring...to know that these fundamental pillars of family life still exist. I know I first connected to find my mother's recipe of Paska. How many others can say the the same thing; thanks for bringing many people here to find 'bread for the journey'.

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  66. I am thrilled that I accidentally came across this site two years ago. I constantly try new recipes that you post, but my favorites are the ones I remember my Gram making for us when we were kids. The recipe that I classify as my favorite right now is the rollkuchen, the one that uses whipping cream. Just like Gram used to make. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipes! I check you site each and every morning!

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  67. Congratulations! I check for new recipes every morning and I wondered why I would need the book. I've now had the opportunity to peruse it at Lepp's and it's so much more than a cookbook! Everything felt so familiar as I paged through. It's just the way I grew up. I recently tried the Greek Burgers and received rave reviews. I never would have thought of those flavours in a burger. I would love a copy of the book! rtcomeau@telus.net

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  68. congrats! I have bookmarked lots of your recipes, coconut crisps and baked oatmeal are my faves.

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  69. Congratulations on your first three years! I'm looking forward to many more. :)

    I love every recipe I have tried off this site but our absolute favourite is pizza buns. My kids still dance around the room with joy when they find out I am making them.

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  70. I love the Cherry Platz!

    cme4baskets@comcast.net

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  71. Congratulations! You ladies are such great bloggers, cooks, artistic photographers...Martha Stewart eat your heart out....you top her any day! Last night we had company for supper, I tried the Lettuce Wraps as an appetizer, everyone LOVED them!
    Blessings, Joyce

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  72. don't know how to choose a favorite out of so many great ones, so I'm going to say the last one I tried, the slow cooker salsa chicken. Yummy! :)
    hope-hope-hoping to win the giveaway! :)

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  73. Congratulations on 3 years! I have made the Cherry Squares numerous times and this weekend I plan to try the Rustic Rhubarb Tart. I check your website every day to see the new recipe.

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  74. Yes! Y'all can certainly cook, you sure can put together the groceries! I'm not sure I have a favorite but enjoy the bread recipes and the canning recipes; my favorite is feeding people.
    A suggestion...how about putting together a few recipes for folks who are taking cumodin? My husband has to take it and it's a real struggle to come up with balanced meals.
    Congratulations on the cookbook; I'm heading to the Ukraine in August.

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  75. Can't decide which is my favorite, but I certainly love the aprons!! Great spot to visit everday, and I love the "Bread for the Journey"

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  76. I love all the canning recipes. The price of food is going up, up, up. The wonderful canning resources you have provided on this website are a great option for feeding my growing family. Thank you so much!

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  77. My favourite recipe is Oma's Glazed Chocolate Cookies! Now my Oma's baking will stay with me, even when she is not here with us. :)

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  78. The Schmoo Torte is my favorite! Made it for a family gathering and it was a hit. I would love a copy of your cookbook, a friend of mine has it and it looks great :)

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  79. CinStraw...aka Cindy or Cin(\0/)June 11, 2011 at 7:33 AM

    Love this blog (notes and all the recipes)...Congrats to all you Girls!!!

    One of my favorite is one of Kathleen's recipes for ''cinnamon Buns'' with all the varations. Because not only do I love cinnamon I also love the orange variation.

    I dearly loved her comment at the beginning when she said...

    "I've been baking for years but only began blogging today. Who doesn't love the smell and taste of freshly baked breads"

    A very true statement!!!

    It was hard to choose just "1" recipe to post as a favorite as there are so many I like (love).
    Cin(\0/)

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  80. I Love the Honey garlic Chicken Wings! Although I have so many of your recipes as "favorites".

    Congrat's! You have made my cooking/baking an even more enjoyable hobby.

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  81. My favorite recipe is each one I try. LOL Recently I made the Strawberry Sheet Pie. It was a big hit at my father in law's 65th birthday party. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  82. I love your blog! Congratulations on such a great accomplishment!

    Right now my favorite recipe is the Ceasar Salad Dressing. I made it one day because I didn't have any store-bought dressing on hand, and have never bought any since. Such a simple recipe, with simple ingredients, and then I can know exactly what it is that I am feeding my family. Thank you!!

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  83. It would be hard to pick my favorite, because all of them have been good. This week I made Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Hot Taco Dip and Homemade Kielke. Loved the Peach Kuchen,Paska, Homemade Pop Tarts, Potato & Farmer Sausage Casserole and the list goes on. No more so-so meals in this house! :) Congrats on 3 years...keep them coming.

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  84. Marlene van BerkelJune 11, 2011 at 7:36 AM

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Your recipes have truly been a blessing to our family and those welcome into our home. These are so many I have made so a favorite is hard to say; but the one I have made the most with great results each time is the Pie by the yard recipe. So good with all kinds of fruits! By far the best recipes posted are the words of encouragement; the acknowledged gratitude of God's faithfulness in each of your lives. Truly a gift to me each week!

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  85. Happy Thirdaversary!!!! So far my favorite recipe--tried and true has been the strawberry trifle! My family's favorite recipe so far, is the pepper steak!! Thanks for letting us celebrate with you!

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  86. Oh my so many recipes, so little time. My favorite Coconut Macaroons.

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  87. I can't pick just one recipe I have received from your post. They have all been delicious. Thanks.

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  88. There are many recipes I enjoy, but I think the pizza rolls must be my favorite.

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  89. Your blog is an encouragment to get in the kitchen and make something wonderful for the family!
    Congratulations to all of you for such 3 great years!

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  90. Wow, just looking through those recipes makes me want to go do some baking! I would treasure a book signed by all of you. Thank you for your generous offering!

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  91. Congrats on your anniversary ladies!! I have enjoyed many of your desserts as well as soups. Can't really pick a favorite cause they are all really great. However one that stands out from the rest is the tinkerbell chocolate cake. The idea was fantastic and I was able to re create it for my daughter for her 4th birthday!! Thanks for all the hard work you put into this site and into the book:)

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  92. Wow Congrats. All of your recipes are fantastic, and I come back almost daily to see what is next. God Bless you wonderful ladies. Thanks so much Tracy

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  93. Love that Bee Sting cake~ Sorry I can't pronounce the other name for it.

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  94. My favorite recipe is Judy's Meat Buns. A dear friend of ours brought us meat buns when our baby was in Childrens Hospital and I will never forget how yummy and comforting it was. We popped them open and added a slice of cheese. It was the first recipe I looked up on your site, although since then there have been many more. Congratulations!

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  95. Congratulations on 3 years! I think my favorite recipe so far is the pineapple squares. So pretty and delicious.

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  96. My favourite recipe so far is the "Mud Pie Deluxe" since I LOVE desserts!! Made it to serve to friends for our recent 39th anniversary party! A huge hit! This coffee ice-cream pie will be my go-to summer recipe for all events! Trying to figure out how to travel 4 hours with it to a family get-together!! Kathy from Ontario

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  97. Im a lemon freak and your lemon cake is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  98. oops-Kathy from Ontario-contact info is strngthnhm@hotmail.com-just posted comment- thanks.

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  99. I emailed my parents who live a province away from me now to ask them if they had ever heard of Sorrel Moos and my dad [who will be 80 this year] was elated to hear about this and mentioned that his mother used to make this, so of course my mother who is a great cook will be making this for him once their sorrel is in full bloom. Thank you MGCC for being a blessing in so many ways! Two thumbs up from all of us! xo

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  100. I check in everyday for encouraging words and good food. My family loves the Hired Hand Macaroni Casserole. It is so versatile and quick to make. I am glad your blog is here. My sister-in-law, Bettye, in Vancouver told me about it. A wonderful cross country exchange!

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  101. Congratulations!!! Its so hard to pick one recipe 'cause I have so many favorites, but I think the Lemon Layer cake with Raspberry Curd is my all time favorite:) I would love to add your cookbook to my collection!
    Laurena
    laurenak@telus.net

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  102. Congratulations! I'm not sure I could pick a favorite *s*

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  103. LOVE your blog and my favorite recipe is the Chocolate Chip COokie slices!!

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  104. Congratulations! We've tried so many of your recipes... the Easter paska was fantastic! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  105. Peach Slab Pie - served it at the lake last summer when 3 of us families went camping. Huge hit! Love your website; am a daily reader!

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  106. Congratulations! I love your recipies and especially that I have such success when using them. My favorite is your "No knead cinnamon buns". I was so overjoyed when they turned out perfectly and yummy as I have historically been yeast bread challenged. My family loved them and I make them often! I've told many friends about this website and your book as I am so impressed. Thank you for all your hard work.

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  107. Congratulations on the third anniversary of this wonderful site. I stumbles onto this site a couple of years ago and so glad that I did. I love all of the recipes but recently the gluten free ones have been a big help. My grandson-in-law recently was diagnosed and everything has to be gluten free for him. Since they eat a lot of meals here the recipes have been a God send.
    Would love to win your cookbook.

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  108. My favorite recipe is the rhubarb meringue pie! Delish! my contact info is homemadecook@yahoo.com..

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  109. your pie plate cheese cake has become a family favourite

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  110. Congratulations on three years of fantastic recipes! I know I couldn't pick a favorite, there have been so many. I turn here often when I just can't decide what to make. I love the "Salads" page.

    Thanks for all your hard work!

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  111. Congratulations! This website is one I check each day to see what's cooking! The best thing about the recipies is that I can count on them to be a success. My favorite is the "No knead cinnamon buns". You have no idea how excited I was when they turned out perfectly as I have been "yeast bread challenged" in the past. My family loves them! I've told many friends about this site and your cook book. Thanks for all the hard work!!

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  112. Congrats! I love this blog please continue I check in every day! My favorite recipe so far that I have tried is the Cookie sheet chocolate Bars. Thank you for posting and for providing all the recipes for us to all enjoy! Also, thank you so much for the devotionals and encouragements you post on Sundays. Best Blog ever!!

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  113. Congrats! I love your site! My most used recipe and loved by my family would have to be the pizza buns! but of course the list of recipes I love would be a long one!

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  114. Thank you for all the wonderful recipes! My favourite recipe is the Oatmeal Date Sandwich cookie recipe.
    Blessings, Book blogger

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  115. I love the ziploc Omlets. I had a group of friends over -- everyone brought an ingredient and we tried them out. It's so much fun and so tasty too!

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  116. Congratulations on 3 successful years - with many more to come! I found your site several months ago so I still have many more recipes to try. So far though your 4 Layer Dessert has become very popular when I attend pot luck dinners.

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  117. I have to pick one?! I would have to say the Japanese Chicken becuase it's a quick easy meal and it's so delicious!! I love to serve it to guests and get a good response every time:) Thanks for sharing your recipes with us!

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  118. I came across your blog looking for a recipe for bubbat. That and the rest of your Mennonite recipes are probably my favorites, but then again, everything I try from you ladies turns out delicious! The Mennonite recipes always remind me of my mom and all of the things she would make for us when my sisters and I were growing up. Congratulations on 3 delicious years!

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  119. Love the Black Bean Soup! But could never just pick ONE favorite. My kids especially like the pizza buns.
    I personally had a sponsored child in the orphanage you support so thank you for YOUR support to them as well.

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  120. Mennonite Girls can't go wrong! Whenever I need a receipe or someone asks where I got my ideas from, there is only one answer....Mennonite Girls Can Cook! So far my favorite receipe would have to be Judy's Meat Buns. I have been cooking and baking for years ( I am 52) and I have never tried yeast baking. This was my first and it was great. Thanks ladies! Looking forward to seeing the book and passing on more of my Mennonite heritage to my kids and grandkids. Oh and my mom is quick to add....Mennonite boys can cook too :)
    Greg
    cowboy-g@hotmail.com

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  121. Huge congratulations from the other side of the world!
    Your recipes are all lovely, but the latest one is so useful as I am picking Rhubarb from the garden now to make your tart!

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  122. Oops, not sure if my comment went through, thought I had a Google account...basically, any recipe with farmer sausage!;)
    Thankyou for this blog, I appreciate the inspiration...
    splendor.coeli@gmail.com

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  123. Congratulations! I check your website all the time for the simple and elegant recipes that I know my family will love. I would have to say the gluten free section is my fave. It has wonderful recipes that my husband can eat!

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  124. I'm another Mennonite girl who can cook, and seriously I have become a better cook in the last three years because of your blog! I love the detailed instructions, photos and explanations which help to make each a recipe a success. Favourites? Too many to mention, but Charlotte's maple twists are always a hit when I bring them to functions and Opa's yogurt dip has become a favourite salad dressing.

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  125. I think our family favorite is the first recipe we found on this site. Potato and Farmer sausage casserole.

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  126. I love the wareneki! It was something I had never even heard of but my hubby loves it and I love to make it! Congrats on 3 years!

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  127. wonderful three years you have had! blessings to you as you so gracously bless those around you!
    love the recipes on your blog and in the cookbook!

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  128. Congratulations!! My favourite recipe thus far is your lemon ricotta pancakes! I would love to win a copy of your book!

    Carolyn
    cgoosey@gmail.com

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  129. Yeah girls! I just love your site and would be so thrilled to recieve your cookbook. You are all a wonderful inspiration on how we can love our families through the kitchen :) God bless you all.

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  130. I think my computer burped when I tried to post my comment...hopefully there won't be two. Congratulations on 3 years. I love to come here first for recipes as I know they are tried and true. I love the Lettuce Wraps...chinese at home is wonderful. Well done ladies and thank you!

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  131. Happy Birthday!
    As for my favorite recipe, I can't pick one particular one, they are all so great!

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  132. I love Lovella's recipe for Lemon Loaves! I made these into one large loaf and some mini loaves to give to neighbors. It's my favorite recipe so far! Would love to have a cookbook signed by all of you!

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  133. I have enjoyed so many of your recipes and a few favorites are Mushroom and Cream Dilly Chicken, Riverwalk Gaucamole, Morning Glory muffins, Raisin Applesauce Loaf, Monster cookies! I have Cinnamon Twists baking right now which I'm sure will be another favorite!
    Thank you so much for the love you put into all your recipes and the blog.
    Kari
    lukeandkari@hotmail.com

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  134. Congrats on three great years...please don't add my name as I have already been blessed, just wanted to say that you're all amazing and God be praised!

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  135. Happy anniversary! I only recently found your site but it has become my favorite! Not a day goes by that I don't end up here now! So many recipies I want to try and they always look gorgeous! I am of Russian heritage and am super excited to fine a recipe for Pelemeni on here. Thank you for your hard work and contributions to this blog it is the highlight of my day.

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  136. I just discovered this blog, and I've got lots of the recipes marked to try. I'm especially looking forward to trying some of the gluten free recipes for my mother-in-law!

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  137. Apple fritters, hands down. Y'all are my new favourite blog!

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  138. Well, so far I've only had the German Pancakes with apple, and it was delicious. But what I enjoy most is the inclusion of your recipes for living a life of faith, even in tough times. That is the best thing to 'chew on'.

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  139. Congratulations! I look foreward to your daily blog. The recipes are delicious and the words inspiring.

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  140. My neighbor introduced me to the website about 6 months ago when she brought us over the Pizza Buns as a gift. They are now my boys favorite and I make them all the time. I check the website everyday for the recipe of the day.
    thank you for great recipes!

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  141. I love your blog and the Bread for the Journey posts... My favorite recipe is Zwieback... Grandma buns as we all used to call them- not knowing that everyone else ALSO called them that... I blessed my grandparents recently by making those and having them over with a bowl of green bean soup... ohh delish!

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  142. I look forward to your daily blog. Your recipes are delicious and your insights are inspiring. I am thankful for the gluten-free recipes. May your blog go on for many years to come.

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  143. This blog is probably my most favourite place to go to, every morning.

    Wish you much success in what ever else you may do through this site.

    Happy Anniversary.

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  144. You ladies are doing a wonderful thing...helping those less fortunate, and giving us all those wonderful recipes!

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  145. Happy Anniversary! I just received your book last week, then gave it to my Mom. We are looking forward to getting together and doing all the old and new recipes. We grew up well versed in Mennonite hospitality and I personally can't wait to make homemade noodles. I have not ventured to that yet. Love love love your work and how beautifully you captured the true hospitality of our women!

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  146. What a beautiful photo for a wonderful celebration. Congratulations and best wishes on continued success. My favorites are the gluten free recipes. Thank you for a well done and well rounded blog.

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  147. Congratulations on a job very well done! I love your cookbook! I'm entering this "drawing" to try to win a copy of your book for my dad. Last time we visited together we sat down and went through my copy --- page by page. Half way through, I stopped and said to him "I think this is the first time we have ever looked at a cookbook together". He smiled and said "yes" (first cookbook he's ever been interested in). My favorite recipe from your book: wareneki (an all-time family favorite food --- made for family events, weddings, Christmas, and etc.). Keep up the good work! I'm looking forward to volume 2!!!

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  148. congrats!!!
    my fav recipe is your tortellini casserole. and I love the pinch with grape juice and limeaide. so many favorites.

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  149. I love so many of your recipes! Current favorite is the Strawberry sheet pie you did a few days ago.
    -Vicki

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  150. Congrats on 3 years! There are so many favorites to choose from, but the one that drew me to your blog was Lovella's paska recipe so that shall be my favorite today.

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  151. For the cookbook giveaway - I enjoy the BBQ Foil Packet recipe. I really enjoy your blog! Congratulations on Anniversary #3, and looking forward to more. :)

    rnickel@suddenlink.net

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  152. Congratulations on not only a wonderful daily blog but also your heart for blessing others with your generous donations. How to choose a favourite recipe was difficult but Lovella's 'Paska' was a hit with my whole family.

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  153. I love all your recipes. Thanks.
    Vicki

    Walkmom6@sbcglobal.net

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  154. congratulations! my favorite is hard to decide because i love all the desserts, but i think tuxedo cake.

    amy l.

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  155. Congratulations and happy anniversary! I can't tell you how much I enjoy your blog and I'm really looking forward to the cookbook! Keep up the good work!

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  156. Impossible to pick a favorite - so I'll just share the most recent one that I've made - the Caramel Apple Pudding. You've created a spectacular assortment of fabulous recipes! It's my go-to recipe site!

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  157. I love your blog! Congratulations on 3 years!

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  158. I just discovered your blog a week ago. I really enjoy it and would love a cookbook.

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  159. I would definitely have to say the taco seasoning mix... And I know that sounds really silly but hear me out! :P Although I make so many of the other recipes often, I use the taco seasoning mix WEEKLY now for tacos! We just love it so much more and it's amazing to actually know what's in it!
    Thank-you for such an amazing blog. Myself and my family have appreciated it so much!

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  160. Congratulations on a great accomplishment! My favorite recipe so far is the Apple Spice muffins. I have had people ask for the recipe.

    Roselyn Deathe
    Beaverlodge, Alberta

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  161. You girls rock! I love the pictures included with each recipe. That's what tempts me to make the featured dish. Thanks so much.

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  162. You ladies are amazing! God bless you all and what you are doing.

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  163. Congratulations! Your recipe blog is one I visit all the time and am always encouraged by your 'bread for the journey'. It's impossible to pick just one favourite recipe...so one of my faves is your Asparagus with Sesame.

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  164. I'm fairly new to your site, so I haven't tried any of your recipes yet (though I have a lot of them downloaded!).
    I've always had trouble peeling hard-boiled eggs and your hint works great.
    Thanks!
    Would love to have a copy of your cookbook - it's on my wishlist. Thanks for the giveaway.
    katz7books at yahoo dot com

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  165. You are the first blog I read daily. I so enjoy your words of wisdom and your wonderful recipes. One cookies recipe that my family loves is Minnesota Munchers. Delicious.

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  166. I love your site and everything you ladies stand for! Your recipes always turn out. My favourite one at the moment is Chocolate Chip Cookie Slice-my family loves it!(Even my husband who's not into sweets!)
    It would be great to win your book.

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  167. Cookie Sheet Chocolate Bars! ♥

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  168. Congratulations on your Anniversary and your cookbook. I love your blog and look forward to reading it each and every day. I have saved so many of your recipes. So far, my favorite (and it's very hard to choose) is the Peach Upside Down Cake.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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  169. I look at MGCC almost every morning..what a great way to start the day. My favorite recipe so far is Waffles with Custard Sauce. I make it almost every Sunday and the whole family loves it. Thanks for such an awesome blog.

    lin.enns@hotmail.com

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  170. Wow! Three years. Congratulations, ladies. You are doing a great job.
    My favorite recipe, so far, has been the Wareneki.

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  171. Greek salad by Annaliese...we love greek food's interesting tastes.
    congratulations to your anniversary..i so enjoy all of your work and advice
    hope i win the cookbook
    :)

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  172. Well, congratulations on all your accomplishments in three short years!! I look forward to your column every day and have received such blessings from your Sunday devotional posts. My favorite recipe would have to be your "Chicken Artichoke and Rice Casserole"...waqs a bit nervous about serving it to my men who aren't always crazy about casseroles but it was a huge hit!!! It will be going to lots of "pot Lucks" too. Thank you for what you are doing for women!! JP

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  173. My favorite recipe is your strawberry sheet pie. I've made a fresh strawberry pie for years but yours is such a beautiful presentation and serves even more people. Thanks for all the recipes and thanks for the giveaway!

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  174. Congrats!!! Just one of my favorite recipes??? Can't do it! Here's a few: Dark Chocolate Cake from Lovella, French Bread from Anneliese and recently for this breast feeding Momma, Meatball Supper by Bev!!! There are lots more:)

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  175. I've enjoyed your glorified rice recipe! Thanks for the giveaway and all the yummy food and photos. Congrats on all you've done and are continuing to do!

    Heather@pagesbyheather.com

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  176. Congratulations on 3 years and thank you for these wonderful recipes. I made honey garlic ribs and homemade macaroni and cheese for company recently and it was a huge hit! I also love the cherry raspberry coffee cake.
    denisebraun@hotmail.com

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  177. I'm fairly new around here, so I haven't tried a lot of recipes yet. But, right now the raspberry lemonade recipe is sounding so refreshing that it has to be my current top pick. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

    Cathy at theburns.fam@verizon.net

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  178. I love the Platz recipe. It seems my 3 girls have "Heritage Day" in their classes every year - and every time they ask me to make Platz to share with their friends at school!

    Karla

    pennerfive@gmail.com

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  179. Oh my goodness, how do I choose? I was recently diagnosed with a wheat allergy and thoroughly appreciate your gluten free recipes. Your Best Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies were the first cookies I made after going GF. My family and friends all loved them. Thanks for such an inviting and approachable blog!

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  180. So excited for you girls, I enjoy your blog so much, I check every day for your new recipe, right now I'm on my way to make your latest rhubarb dessert, it looks really yummy!!

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  181. Wow, three years! So many fantastic recipes. My top favourite has to be Kathy's Brownies from April 22 2010. I have made them many times and they are always a hit. Thank you for all of your hard work on the blog, cookbook and for your charities.

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  182. Happy Anniversary! A beautiful, successful "marriage" for sure!! We have an abundance of rhubarb this year so I'm planning on making the Rustic Rhubarb Tart this weekend, if my hubby doesn't beat me to it! :)
    Hi Julie and Kathy!

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  183. My favorite and my families favorite recipe by far is the farmer sausage stir fry. We were getting tired of just plain farmer sausage and tried the recipe. IT was a great hit. Thank you.
    Carissa

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  184. I love the pizza bun recipe. My kids love them and they are something different to take to friends who need meals. Just add a salad and a dessert! Thank you for all the super recipes!

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  185. I haven't made it yet, but the strawberry sheet pie looks absolutely wonderful! Sounds like a covered dish winner!

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  186. I love Anneliese's French bread, the no-knead cinnamon buns but it was the paska recipe which brought me to this site ( via The Times Colonist food section)! paska is my vote Angharad

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  187. Congratulations on your growing success and broadening reach of influence! My current favourite is Anneliese's Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. Perfect!

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  188. Congrats ladies! There is no way to pick just one fav, I love so many of them.I would love to have a signed cookbook,I would give to to my Mom for christmas,she would simply adore it!

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  189. Yes, you have worked together to create a great book and web site. I love your cookbook for the history you have added. I find it very interesting. As a person whose family has been in the US for many generations, I found the history of your families very informative.linda

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  190. Happy 3rd anniversary ! Everything i make from your site is a hit! I tried so many things but i love the salsa. and the pumkin coffee cake and apple slice pie etc. etc. etc. My husband always askes "is this a mennonite dish?" when i try anything new.

    melissayoung@ns.sympatico.ca

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  191. I look thru your website at least a couple times a week to use a recipe. My favourite so far is a Rollkuchen recipe. Brought memories back for me of my Grandma making them for us in the summer. That being said, I have loved each recipe that I have made! Thank you for all your energy & time putting together this awesome blog.

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  192. I can't believe you want me to choose just one fave. Are you kidding me? Love them all! Congrats to you!

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  193. So many great recipes, but I keep going back and making the traditional obst moos. So delicious! Thank you for all of the recipes!!

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  194. There are so many favorite recipes! The citrus pound cake. I crave it somedays.

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  195. i made the fancy mud pie for a get together with friends, everyone LOVED it!

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  196. I love your blog and enjoy reading your recipes, though I don't have a favorite as there are so many good ones! I'd love to have a copy of your book. Thanks so much for all the time and work you put into this blog and all the wonderful baking you do! Congratulations Girls! Blessings, Pamela

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  197. Love this blog, gives me so many great meal ideas. Thank You so much! My favorite receipe so far is Chicken Enchiladas by lovella.

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  198. What a blessing you and your recipes have been to my life. Thank you for helping feed the children in Ukraine.

    My favorite is the blueberry cheesecake.

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  199. Absolutely love your blog! I check it almost every morning. Right now the no- knead cinnamon buns are my favorite, but that changes regularly. LOL Would love to own a cookbook.

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  200. Congratulations~
    I have followed your blog since almost the beginning. I love the Bread for the Journey and my favorite recipe is the Bienenstich. I lived in Germany for 2 years as a newlywed and had it often.
    I am so thrilled to hear you are donating to Ukrainian orphans. My cousin adopted the most beautiful girl from Ukraine.
    The Mennonite Girls have been a wonderful blessing in my life. I would love to win your cookbook.

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