Monday, July 28, 2014

Sherry Gore's Cooking and Such Magazine

This was a no cooking week.

Zero. Zilch. Nothin'.

It was Vacation Bible School week. If you've ever been involved with VBS, you know it's exhausting, exhilarating, hot and wonderful all at the same time.

And if you've ever been a VBS director, you know why I haven't seen the inside of my kitchen for more days than I like to think about!

But I did get my copy of "Cooking and Such" magazine in the mail!

Published quarterly, "Cooking and Such: adventures in Plain Living," is one of Sherry Gore's many creative outlets. Each issue is chock-full of recipes, stories, quotes, tidbits and beautiful photographs - all having to do with Plain Living (i.e., Amish, Mennonite, etc.)

This summer's issue has some intriguing recipes that I'll try if I ever get back into the kitchen :)

Things like German Potato Pancakes, Tasty Bacon Cheese Fries, Blueberry Watermelon Salad, and - my favorite - Maple Bacon Whoopie Pies. (I can hardly wait to try those!)

Each one of these magazines is a keeper. The magazine's mission is "to provide wholesome, Christian reading as we celebrate God's wondrous gifts of family, food, farming and culture."

For more about Sherry, the magazine, and subscription information, go to her website,

Now I know I wasn't the only one playing AWOL from my kitchen last week! Let us know what you were doing...did you go to San Antonio for the RWA conference? Or a trip to visit family? Or were you doing the same-old-same-old?

I'll make a batch of those Maple Bacon Whoopie Pies, and we'll chat!


  1. BACK FROM CONFERENCE!!! Good Tex/ Mex food abounds in San Antonio. Missed you all.

    1. Conference looked like fun - and I love San Antonio. Two of hubby's brothers and their wives live there, so we visited often when we lived in Texas.

      Welcome back!

  2. I had Tex-Mex yesterday in Houston - well near Houston! great friends from church are fun to eat with!
    never heard of this magazine but sounds good. my mom liked taste of home

    1. I think you'd like this magazine. Chock full of Amish stuff!

  3. I've listened to Sherry Gore on Amish Wisdom when it was a radio show. Love her take on food and all things Amish. She's passionate about both. Subscribing to her cooking magazine has been on my to-do list for a long time now. I think you've just given me the nudge to go ahead and finally do it!!! And have you seen her cookbook? Wonderful!!! The bacon whoopee pie's just wrong on so many levels (at least to me) and I've never developed a taste for salt/sweet.

    I'm just hanging around doing the same old same old and lovin' every minute of it.

    1. I can't imagine you with the Maple Bacon Whoopie pies..... Now, the traditional chocolate? I know you'd be all over them!

      I'm glad you mentioned Amish Wisdom! I'm doing a guest blog over there on August 7th. I like their new blog format.

      And I'm ready for some of the same-old-same-old! Looking forward to this week!

  4. Back from San Antonio! So no cooking for me, either. But like Tina said, we had some great Tex-Mex while there!! Lots of it! Well, except for eating Italian our last night before the awards ceremony. :)

    This looks like a great magazine, Jan. Thanks for sharing!

    Kav, I understand the bacon thing. :) But what about salted caramel? That's one of my favorite flavors!

    1. ooohhh...salted caramel!

      No, no, I have to stay away.....

      Have you tried Ghiradelli's "Dark and Sea Salt Caramel" squares?

      I try not to buy them. They never survive long enough to share with anyone :(

  5. is cooking & such still in production? would love to order back issues, only received the first few