Milk Cow Kitchen

My newest book, Milk Cow Kitchen, (due out June 1) is now available for pre-order from my farm’s website (

It comes autographed, kissed?, and with a free Have A Cow bumper sticker (doubles as a bookmark). With 400 pages and more than 1,000 photos, I’m still in recovery mode. Holy cow, this book kicked my dairy-air.


I hope you got the double meaning of sporting a Have A Cow bumper sticker on your vehicle. You know, HAVE A COW WHY DON’T YOU?! to that guy who rides your bumper.


And here’s the back story that goes with my book …

MaryJane Butters wants YOU to have a cow—that “pet” cow you’ve always dreamed about. You know, that gorgeous beau-vine you’ve seen grazing outside your “cow”girl kitchen window. Of course, you’ve wondered what it would feel like to bring a bucket of fresh milk into your kitchen and turn it into butter, your own yogurt, sour cream, and artisan cheeses like Manchego and Brie. MaryJane’s fifth book, Milk Cow Kitchen, is one part milk cow how-to, one part cookbook (75 fuss-free, farmstyle recipes, in addition to 15 step-by-step, super simple cheese-making recipes), and three parts play!


  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    I am excited to say I have mine ordered! Do you think the neighbors would notice if I had a mini Jersey like Etta Rose living in the backyard even though I am in the city? I mean she is smaller than some of the dogs I see being walked around the neighborhood! Oh, and I definitely want mine “kissed” by Etta Rose on the inside. Maybe a wet nose print or hoof print along side your autograph Mary Jane? Farm mud is OK as it comes with the cow kisses!

  2. Congrats on your new book, MaryJane! Love all your cow puns in this post! If the photos are any where near as beautiful as in your other previous books , I’m sure it is “udderly” lovely. Always wanted to make cheese, as do say many other farmgirls, so this is a winner.

  3. Debbie Fischer says:

    I pre ordered mine last week and will count the days until June 1st when it comes out. Thanks for autographing and sealing it with a kiss. It looks like a fabulous book and wqth 1,100 lovely photos of cows and more I will be looking at and enjoying it for many hours.
    Thank you so much Mary Jane you are the bestest farmgirl sister.
    Hugs to you,

  4. Julianna says:

    What a FANTASTIC book!!! I know what my next payday splurge is

  5. Nancy says:

    Just ordered mine! Can’t wait to get my hands on it, read it cover to cover, and add it to my collection of your books 🙂

  6. Can’t wait to get my copy!

  7. Karlyne says:

    Hooray! The definitive word on “mooooooo”!

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