A return visit to the Amish of KY

I just heard from my friend and research contact to the Amish of Kentucky, Linda Hitchcock. She just came home from a trip to Simpson and Allen Counties. Not only did she discover a wide variety of produce, but some … Continue reading

Overnight Breakfast Bars – Amish Recipe

Overnight Breakfast Bars Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups flour 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats 2 tablespoons flax meal (optional) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 2/3 … Continue reading

The Amish Don’t Go to Doctors or Hospitals: True or False?

The Amish Don’t Go to Doctors or Hospitals: True or False? False. Though many Amish are likely to treat ailments with natural or traditional approaches first, they generally have no problem with seeking modern medical care when the situation warrents. … Continue reading

Pickled Dilly Beans – Amish Canning Recipe

Pickled Dilly Beans Ingredients: 4 lbs. fresh tender green or yellow beans 8 to 16 heads fresh dill 8 cloves garlic ½ cup pickling or canning salt 4 cups 5% vinegar 4 cups water 1 tsp. hot red pepper flakes … Continue reading

Mamm’s Potato Salad – Amish Recipe

Mamm’s Potato Salad Ingredients: 2 heaping quarts shoestring potatoes, cooked in jackets and peeled 9 hard-boiled eggs, chopped 1 1/2 cups celery, diced 1 small onion, diced Dressing Ingredients: 2 tablespoons mustard 1 tablespoon salt 2 cups mayonnaise 3 tablespoons … Continue reading

Water-Bath Canning: A Step-by-Step Guide

This step-by-step guide to Water-Bath Canning has been provided as an excerpt from the brand new The Amish Canning Cookbook by Georgia Varozza. To learn more about the cookbook, scroll down to the bottom of this post. Processing times will vary … Continue reading

Cheese and Bacon Frittata – Amish Recipe

Cheese and Bacon Frittata Ingredients: 6 eggs 1 cup milk 1 green onion or a bit of onion, minced 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 6 slices bacon, fried and crumbled … Continue reading

Here Comes the Bride!

I’m terribly excited about the release of my new book, A Wedding for Julia. This is book 3 in the Pebble Creek series. Here’s a short blurb. Just As Hope Runs out the Door, Love Softly Peeks In   Julia Beechy … Continue reading