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Mennonite Girls Can Cook

The Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog, www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca

In 2008, British Columbia-based Lovella Schellenberg began a blog where she intended to post her mother’s recipes. She soon welcomed recipes from nine other women from British Columbia, Manitoba, and Washington State with Mennonite backgrounds.Today, the Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog has received over 6 million visitors -- with 7,000 faithful readers coming back to this blog daily.

In 2011 they released their first cookbook Mennonite Girls Can Cook, and in May 2013 their second cookbook Celebrations will be available across Canada. Early on in the blogging and book publishing process, the women decided that they would extend their gift of hospitality to feeding hungry children and giving back to the organization that helped their ancestors in Russia and the Ukraine. The overwhelming success of the first book allowed the women to donate a greenhouse to the Good Shepherd Shelter in the Ukraine. All book royalties for the new Celebrations cookbook will be disbursed through Mennonite Central Committee to provide clean drinking water for people in Africa.
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RECIPE: Spiced Pumpkin Layer Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

We stopped by to visit a cousin in California a few weeks ago, as we were travelling through. For dessert she brought out a moist and delicious frosted pumpkin layer cake. I'm sharing it with you today, my version of Linda's spiced pumpkin cake dessert! So whether it feels like summer where you are...or winter has already hit hard, the calendar still says autumn. Let's enjoy the pumpkin!
11/25/2013 05:41 EST
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RECIPE: Sticky Toffee Pudding

We really enjoyed this dessert while traveling in Great Britain so duplicating it for special meals here on the other side of the Pond was a fun adventure for me. It's a warm dense cake with a caramel...
11/13/2013 04:59 EST
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RECIPE: Reuben Meatloaf

I like reuben sandwiches so why not a reuben meatloaf? It's very tasty, I love the pairing of sauerkraut, ground beef, and swiss cheese in this recipe. If you wish, you can put a layer of corned beef slices on top of the sauerkraut which would add an authentic taste as in a reuben sandwich. Leftovers are great served cold for sandwiches.
11/07/2013 03:10 EST

RECIPE: Wild Rice Blend Soup

Cooler days are here...soup's on! I love to have soup on hand at this time of year. We really enjoyed it...it was a nice change from the usual soups that I cook. 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup onion, chopped...
10/18/2013 06:09 EDT

RECIPE: Hasselback Baked Greek Potatoes

Here is another idea for putting potatoes on your buffet or family style dinner table. You could slice your potatoes by hand but there is nothing quicker than a mandoline to make these potatoes an eas...
10/14/2013 10:25 EDT

RECIPE: Roasted Root Vegetables

If you're like me you like to peruse through recipe books and magazines for those special holiday recipes. Several weeks ago we hosted a fall dinner party and I planned it around autumn's harvest. If you're still needing a few ideas for your Thanksgiving dinner, I hope the menu I served inspires you.
10/10/2013 12:24 EDT
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RECIPE: Coffee Time Coconut Brownies

This brownie recipe originates with my friend Lorraine who submitted it to our first church cookbook in Greendale. It's a great brownie recipe and I've used it often over the years. Today I've changed it up a bit by adding coffee and coconut. Just think how good it would taste with that mid-afternoon cup of coffee!
10/02/2013 05:26 EDT
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RECIPE: Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

When I saw different versions of pumpkin pie cupcakes popping up on Pinterest...I decided to give them a try. I adapted my tried and true pumpkin pie recipe...and we enjoyed the results. They are like crustless mini-pumpkin pies.
09/30/2013 12:58 EDT
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RECIPE: Avacado Black Bean Salsa

With tomatoes still hanging on the vines and plenty of fresh corn at my disposal, here is a salsa recipe we have enjoyed recently. Serve with taco chips as an appetizer, as a side dish with chicken or on top of a bed of greens as a lunch salad.
09/18/2013 12:04 EDT

RECIPE: Double Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake

was given a HUGE zucchini yesterday and everything in me called out for chocolate that compliments zucchini in this rich, moist bundt cake. Take advantage of zucchini while it's in season. Don't forget to grate and freeze some zucchini in one or two cup freezer bags to use during the winter months in loaves, muffins and cakes.
09/13/2013 11:25 EDT

RECIPE: Pumpkin Molasses Cookies

Autumn is almost here and the pumpkins are ready for picking! Pumpkin and molasses are a wonderful combo in these soft cookies. When my daughter brought me a taste of these cookies I knew I would be a...
09/05/2013 05:43 EDT

Honey and Garlic Ribs

These ribs a good make ahead dish and just before the guests arrive you can quickly place the ribs on the BBQ ready for the table in no time. This sauce makes enough for two or three full racks of bab...
08/31/2013 03:54 EDT

Balsamic and Honey Glazed Salmon with Vegetable Slaw

My husband, Harv, went fishing off the west coast of Vancouver Island recently and caught his limit of Chinook salmon. So when Anneliese and her husband, Herb, invited the Mennonite Girls (and spouses...
08/28/2013 04:26 EDT

RECIPE: Waffles with Peaches

It is peach season. That's when I crave waffles with peaches! Is there anything better than homemade fluffy waffles covered with sweet white sauce and fresh peach slices? Waffles are a favorite food i...
08/21/2013 04:32 EDT

RECIPE: Strawberry-Blueberry Yogurt Cake

This moist cake makes a very nice any time treat, for your brunch table, dessert or snack. Bonus is that it tastes even better the next day. 1 cup butter or hard margarine, softened 1 cup sugar 3 eggs...
08/16/2013 03:26 EDT

RECIPE: Summer Orzo Salad

This recipe is a version of my cousin's summer noodle salad. It's great as a complete meal along with some crusty bread or as part of a salad bar or summer potluck. Serves 6 - 8 as a side. Ingredients...
08/12/2013 12:26 EDT
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Summer Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Aside from the thorns, I love berry picking and I pick many a pail full for fresh eating, jam, syrup, pies, and berry toppings. This recipe can be made as a whole dessert in a low casserole or pie plate, or baked in individual serving dishes. The fresher the berries, the better the cobbler!
08/09/2013 12:24 EDT