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Mennonite Girls Can Cook

The Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog,

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.
RECIPE: Spiced Pumpkin Layer Cake With Cream Cheese

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
RECIPE: Sticky Toffee

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
11/13/2013 04:59 EST
RECIPE: Butter Pecan Pumpkin

RECIPE: Butter Pecan Pumpkin Bars

These Butter-Pecan Pumpkin Squares would be a nice alternative to Pumpkin Pie. They have a good base and the filling stays moist and is very similar to pumpkin pie filling.
11/07/2013 12:23 EST
RECIPE: Reuben

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

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 was a nice
10/18/2013 06:09 EDT
RECIPE: Roasted Root

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
RECIPE: Homemade Cabbage

RECIPE: Homemade Cabbage Rolls

There are many different versions of cabbage rolls out there. I make cabbage rolls much like those that my mom made...and we had frequently when I was growing up. Cabbage and beef were staples at our place!
10/09/2013 12:42 EDT
RECIPE: Coffee Time Coconut

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
RECIPE: Pumpkin Pie

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
RECIPE: Avacado Black Bean

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

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

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
09/05/2013 05:43 EDT
Honey and Garlic

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
08/31/2013 03:54 EDT
RECIPE: Waffles with

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
08/21/2013 04:32 EDT
RECIPE: Summer Orzo

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
08/12/2013 12:26 EDT
Summer Blackberry Cobbler

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