Fun Fact Friday!

Thanks to Georgia Varozza and The Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook for today’s fun fact: Velveeta cheese may not seem a likely ingredient found in Amish kitchens, but it’s used often because it doesn’t need to be refrigerated, is shelf stable, … Continue reading

Fun Fact Friday

Thanks to Georgia Varozza and The Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook for today’s Fun Fact! When this country was a lot younger and settlements were sometimes miles apart, the Amish had a long way to travel by horse and buggy for … Continue reading

Hate Crimes Against the Amish

This post comes from author Mary Ellis, whose admiration and respect for the Amish is reflected in her bestselling novels. While researching my current book, A Marriage for Meghan, God placed the perfect person to help me in my path. … Continue reading

Why are the Amish Growing?

Not so many years ago I remember doing some research on the Amish and it was quite evident that a number of writers felt the Amish were on their way out due to declining numbers. Well, if it ever was … Continue reading

Free Recipe Friday – Shoo-Fly Pie

Hello, Amish Readers! Here is today’s selection from Georgia Varozza’s The Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook. Shoo-Fly Pie 1 cup of molasses 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup hot water 1 tsp. baking soda, dissolved in hot water … Continue reading

Enchilada Casserole

1 lb. hamburger 1/4 cup onion, chopped 1 can diced tomatoes with peppers (spicy), undrained 1 can tomato sauce 1 package taco seasoning 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 large package corn tortillas 1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded sliced … Continue reading

Pecan Pie

3 eggs 1 cup corn syrup 3/4 cup sugar 2 T. butter, melted 1 tsp. salt 1 cup chopped pecans 1 unbaked pie crust In a medium mixing bowl, beat eggs well. Add corn syrup, sugar, melted butter, and salt … Continue reading

Amish Egg Soup

2 T. Butter 1/4 cup water 3 quarts milk salt pepper allspice 2 quarts stale bread, cubed 6 hard-boiled eggs, chunked Melt butter in a large saucepan; add water and bring to the boiling point before adding the milk. Add … Continue reading

Could You Be Amish?

Now and then I have wondered how I would make out as an Amish convert. After all, the movement is growing and not just by means of childbirth. While my wife loves using power tools I have a number of … Continue reading

Amish Bacon Bean Soup

1 pound bacon ends or sliced bacon, cut into small pieces 1 pound navy beans 1 chopped onion 4 quarts water, approximately salt and pepper to taste Place all ingredients in a large pot and simmer for at least 2 … Continue reading