The Radical Amish

With all the tumult the Occupy movement has caused lately it’s interesting to compare the sort of uproar they create compared with the uproar the Amish don’t create. The Amish don’t fly the flag. They won’t join the military or … Continue reading

Free Recipe Friday!

Happy Friday, Amish Readers! Today’s recipe from The Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook is one you might want to try on a chilly Fall evening. Happy Cooking! Amish Bacon Bean Soup 1 pound bacon ends* or sliced bacon, cut into small … Continue reading

In Praise of the Slower Pace

The Amish say that riding in a horse and buggy gives them a place for quiet and reflection, maintains the slower pace of their lives, and allows them more time to look around and notice the beauty of their surroundings. … Continue reading

Free Recipe Friday!

Happy Friday, Amish Readers! In celebration of all things Fall, we’re posting this delicious autumnal treat from The Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook. Enjoy! Ginger Pumpkin Bread 12 T. butter (1 1/2 sticks), melted 1 15-oz. can pumpkin 3 eggs 2 … Continue reading

Do pastors ever doubt their decisions?

One of the subplots of my latest release, A Marriage for Meghan, deals with an Old Order bishop who fears he might have made a bad decision. Amish clergymen will consult their two ministers and one deacon regarding the enforcement … Continue reading

The Amish Sweet Tooth

The Amish are well-known for their desserts–especially pies. Pastry-making is an acquired skill, and Amish girls learn early how to turn out a good pie. The trick to good crusts is to measure carefully and handle quickly and gently. Amish … Continue reading

A Behind-the-Scenes Look

Author Mindy Starns Clark put together a fun and fascinating website that gives a behind-the-scenes look at her book A Pocket Guide to Amish Life. Be sure to take a look!

New from Mary Ellis

Amish Readers–Mary Ellis’s latest novel is out! We know you’re going to love A Marriage for Meghan, the story of a spirited Amish girl in search of independence…and true love. If you haven’t seen the book trailer yet, it’s here: … Continue reading

Free Recipe Friday!

Dear Amish Readers–We hope you enjoy this hearty recipe from The Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook. Happy Friday! Potluck Potato Casserole 2 lb. potatoes, peeled and diced 1/2 cup onion, chopped 2 cups Velveeta cheese, cut into small cubes 1/2 tsp. … Continue reading

The Amish and Telephones

The Amish are allowed to use telephones when necessary, but they may not have one inside their home. Several families will get together to install and maintain a “public” phone inside a small building often built for that purpose. The … Continue reading