Homestead recipes Midwestern inspirations, family favorites, and pearls of wisdom from a sassy home cook

Amanda Rettke

Book - 2022

A food blogger, cake cookbook author, and Minnesota homesteader provides 110 home-cooked recipes with chapters on breakfast, casseroles, soups, appetizers, meats, vegetables and desserts along with her trademark sassy commentary.

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Subjects
Genres
Cookbooks
Published
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers [2022]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
xv, 283 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
ISBN
9780063008205
0063008203
Main Author
Amanda Rettke (author)
  • Breakfast
  • Appetizers
  • Soups and salads
  • Hot dish
  • Main dishes
  • Sides
  • Zucchini
  • Cookies, bars, and desserts.
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

I Am Homesteader blogger Rettke (Surprise-Inside Cakes) offers the homiest of home cooking with recipes that highlight "how fantastic and crazy the food is here in the Midwest." She begins with sweet breakfasts, including overnight caramel rolls, while her husband weighs in with a savory pulled pork hash. Among the filling appetizers are a skillet beer cheese bread that owes its golden brown finish to an amount of butter that's "nothing short of ridiculous," and a Piggy Pickle Pizza topped with Alfredo sauce, Canadian bacon, and sliced dills. Making no apologies, soups and salads go the sinful route with options such as lasagna soup, and a salad made with Granny Smiths and roughly chopped Snickers bars. If the main dishes are not haute cuisine, there are at least a trio of French onion entrées, including French onion pork chops. For a side, eight heads of garlic meet six pounds of red potatoes in the hundred-clove mashed potatoes. Zucchini, of all things, gets a chapter of its own and, even more surprisingly, four of its seven recipes are tasty desserts (chocolate zucchini cake, anyone?). This clears the path for the expansive, vegetable-free dessert chapter itself, featuring some 31 decadent cookies, bars, and cakes. A spoonful of sugar, then several more, help the treats go down in this waistline-be-damned parade of comfort foods. (Apr.) Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

I Am Homesteader blogger Rettke (Surprise-Inside Cakes) offers the homiest of home cooking with recipes that highlight "how fantastic and crazy the food is here in the Midwest." She begins with sweet breakfasts, including overnight caramel rolls, while her husband weighs in with a savory pulled pork hash. Among the filling appetizers are a skillet beer cheese bread that owes its golden brown finish to an amount of butter that's "nothing short of ridiculous," and a Piggy Pickle Pizza topped with Alfredo sauce, Canadian bacon, and sliced dills. Making no apologies, soups and salads go the sinful route with options such as lasagna soup, and a salad made with Granny Smiths and roughly chopped Snickers bars. If the main dishes are not haute cuisine, there are at least a trio of French onion entrées, including French onion pork chops. For a side, eight heads of garlic meet six pounds of red potatoes in the hundred-clove mashed potatoes. Zucchini, of all things, gets a chapter of its own and, even more surprisingly, four of its seven recipes are tasty desserts (chocolate zucchini cake, anyone?). This clears the path for the expansive, vegetable-free dessert chapter itself, featuring some 31 decadent cookies, bars, and cakes. A spoonful of sugar, then several more, help the treats go down in this waistline-be-damned parade of comfort foods. (Apr.) Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A food blogger, cake cookbook author and Minnesota homesteader provides 110 home-cooked recipes with chapters on breakfast, casseroles, soups, appetizers, meats, vegetables and desserts along with her trademark sassy commentary and beautiful photos. 75,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A food blogger, cake cookbook author, and Minnesota homesteader provides 110 home-cooked recipes with chapters on breakfast, casseroles, soups, appetizers, meats, vegetables and desserts along with her trademark sassy commentary.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

From the author of Surprise-Inside Cakes and the hugely popular I Am Homesteader and I Am Baker blogs—a book filled with sass, charm, and 110 tried-and-true home-cooked favorite recipes that shine whether you’re a megamart devotee or a garden-to-table enthusiast.With 75 chickens, 25 ducks, 5 guinea hens, and a 1/2-acre garden on her Minnesota homestead, Amanda Rettke and her family have dedicated themselves to learning about the land and feeding everyone who steps foot on it, from beloved friends to delivery drivers. After pleasing many sweet teeth with recipes from her popular I Am Baker blog, Amanda opens up more of her kitchen to share how her family eats on a daily basis. All of her 110 recipes are accessible regardless of how close to the land you live, with a combination of ingredients you can grow at home (but don’t have to) and store-bought staples. A small-town smart-aleck, Amanda pairs her recipes with sassy commentary and food and homestead photos as beautiful as her famous desserts. She’ll make you feel right at home with practical, easy methods and real ingredients that give you incredible flavor.Amanda has you covered with recipes for all types of meals, with chapters for breakfast, casseroles, soups, appetizers, ground beef, chicken, pork, vegetables, salads, bars, desserts, and cookies. She even has an entire chapter dedicated to zucchini recipes, as every Midwesterner with a garden has been subjected to Zucchini-pocalypse—that moment when you can’t even give away the bounteous green deluge. Homestead Recipes is sure to please, with Amanda’s no-fail versions of delicious, unmistakably Midwestern staple recipes, including:Tater Tot HotdishBacon Stuffed MushroomsSkillet Hamburger NachosBuffalo Stuffed ChickenRoasted Asparagus Puff PastryZucchini Corn ChowderButterscotch BarsCream Cheese Pound CakeAmanda invites you into her kitchen, garden, and family with this eagerly awaited, down-to-earth cookbook.