As you know, there are ongoing struggles in bringing you the Amish Cook column every week. A recent turn of events has boxed me in a corner and I’m asking for readers’ help in getting the column through a short period of financial uncertainty.
Amazon is a great partner in fulfilling orders of the Amish Cook series of books and has helped the cash flow problems. With the sale of 300 cookbooks, I will have some financial independence from a few things that have held the column back. If you would like to know the rest of the story, please visit amishcookonline.com.
All six softcover cookbooks, including the newly released Best of The Amish Cook, Volume III, are now being offered for the lowest price that they’ll ever be offered for: $79 (plus $6 shipping) for all six 200-page titles through March 15. Volume III is extra special, including a short story by Lovina’s daughter Susan, and one by Elizabeth Eicher. There are contributions from all members of the Eicher family.
To order these titles DIRECTLY through Amazon.com go www.amishcookonline.com/books and that will take you to the Amazon store. Photos of the books can seen there. Orders can also be placed by calling 513-849-9158. Telephone and online orders will ship same day. Orders accepted by mail by sending checks for $85 to Oasis Newsfeatures, PO BOX 2144, Middletown, Ohio 45042 (allow 2 – 4 weeks for delivery). Additional sets can be ordered for $70. All orders will be placed through and will be filled by Amazon (including backorders). Individual titles are also available for $20, plus $5 shipping. Titles available are:
The Original Amish Cook Cookbook: First published in 1993, this is a classic written by Elizabeth Coblentz and Kevin Williams with recipes, stories and Amish artwork.
The Best of The Amish Cook, Vol 1 : chronological collection of all Amish Cook columns and recipes from 1991 – 1996.
The Best of The Amish Cook, Vol 2 chronological collection of all Amish Cook columns and recipes from 1996 - 2001.
The Best of The Amish Cook, Vol. 3, Vol 2 chronological collection of all Amish Cook columns and recipes from 2002-2007.
The Amish Cook’s Family Favorites & Facts: 2003 by Lovina Eicher and Kevin Williams, collection of recipes, facts about Amish life
The Amish Cook’s Treasury: a book of recipes only from Amish, Mennonite and German Baptist kitchens
Try these delicious chocolate chip cookies, Lovina’s column will return next week!
Mortgage Chocolate Chip Cookies
4 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons soda
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon water
2 teaspoons vanilla
12 ounces of chocolate chips
1 1/2 cup oatmeal
Preheat oven to 375. Sift flour, soda, and salt and set aside. In a separate bowl, stir shortening, sugars, water, and vanilla. Mix well. Beat in eggs and add set aside flour mixture. Then stir in chocolate chips and oatmeal. Drop by 1 /2 teaspoon onto cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 10to 12 minutes. Makes about 80 cookies