Photos! Mary Ellis at LifeWay Book Signing

Just wanted to share these fun photos of our wonderful author Mary Ellis doing a book signing for National Fiction Day at LifeWay Christian store in Toledo, Ohio. Enjoy!

Fun Amish Fact – Ice Houses

Some Amish families still make use of ice houses to see them through the hot summer months. In winter, families will cut blocks of ice and store them, coveredwith sawdust, in well-insulated ice houses. They place the ice in the … Continue reading

New AmishReader Shop

Feel like a little shopping? Well, because we heard from so many of you that you would like the opportunity to purchase aprons if you don’t win them in our giveaways, we are pleased to announce that we have … Continue reading

Amish Breakfast Pizza Surpise at the Office!

Well, we were sure in for a treat this morning when Abby surprised us all by baking an Amish Breakfast Pizza, which she brought in to share. Oh, the smell was heavenly…and it’s still wafting through the air on this … Continue reading

Photos from visit to birthing center in Holmes County

Hello Amish Readers, Here are photos from my visit to the beautiful new birthing center in southern Holmes County, Ohio. The facility is staffed by Amish midwives and non-Amish medical personnel. I was impressed by the professional, yet warm and … Continue reading

On the Air

My new book, Secrets of Harmony Grove, is finally out!  Yay! I’m so excited, especially because I get to talk all about it tomorrow, live, with the delightful Suzanne Woods Fisher on her show Amish Wisdom.  She’ll be interviewing me … Continue reading

You Asked–We Answered…Shoo-Fly Pie!

After my post Tailgater: Amish Style, Bonnie Schoeneman said, “I’m looking for a tried & true Shoo-fly Pie recipe. Can anyone help?” YES! Here it is, an authentic Amish recipe for Shoo-Fly Pie. 1 cup molasses 1/2 cup brown sugar … Continue reading

Tailgater– Amish Style

Well, fall means football season, and  I was just thinking, What better football spread than this wonderful Amish Haystack Dinner? This recipe comes from Mary Ellis. I thought it would be perfect for game day, whether you plan to watch football … Continue reading

An Amish Reader Explosion…

Of aprons, that is. Oh, and magnets. Yes, an explosion of aprons and magnets. Imagine my surprise when I returned to the office after being gone  for only one day to find it had been fully decorated in … Continue reading