Midwestern Inspirations, Family Favorites, and Pearls of Wisdom from a Sassy Home Cook
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 Hotdish
- Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms
- Skillet Hamburger Nachos
- Buffalo Stuffed Chicken
- Roasted Asparagus Puff Pastry
- Zucchini Corn Chowder
- Butterscotch Bars
- Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Amanda invites you into her kitchen, garden, and family with this eagerly awaited, down-to-earth cookbook.