Kentucky Chess Pie

While writing A Little Bit of Charm, I asked Kentucky resident, Linda Hitchcock, to supply me with a traditional pie recipe. This is Chess Pie by her aunt, Peg Hersman Triplett. Linda told me this pie is a Kentucky favorite! Many versions … Continue reading

More tidbits about the Amish

I learned some interesting facts about the Amish of Kentucky while researching A Little Bit of Charm. Many of the Amish and Old Order Mennonite farmers have started growing strawberries commercially, while others have built hothouses to extend their season. Frequently raised … Continue reading

Salisbury Steak with Onion Gravy – Amish Recipe

Salisbury Steak with Onion Gravy Ingredients: 2 eggs 1 10 1/2-oz. can condensed French onion soup, divided 1 cup dry bread crumbs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 3 lbs. ground beef or venison 1 1/4 cups water 1/2 cup … Continue reading

Those Other Characters

Amish Fiction and Those Other Characters When I read a book, I become caught up in the lives of the characters. It seems as if I AM the main character. I feel her feelings, think her thoughts and struggle against … Continue reading