404 Lynette Sowell, Author at Not Quite Amish

The art of yeast bread making

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The scent of bread baking in the oven is probably one of the best aromas ever; one of the best tastes ever is a slice of homemade bread with a dollop (or dab) of butter. My mouth waters just thinking about it! For the first few years of my early married life, I did battle […]

When You’re Just Not Feeling the Wonder of Christmas

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By this point of the Christmas season, everything is coming to pass, or will soon come to pass. The office, school, church, you-name-it group parties; the last day of school before break, the church Christmas programs, the shopping, the shipping of gifts, the movie watching, the baking…. My brain hurts a little just thinking of […]

The Quilts of Pinecraft

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For good reason, the Amish and Mennonites are renowned for their needlework. One might think that when going on vacation to Pinecraft, the Amish ladies would happily leave needlework behind them for a week or two. But that’s not the case in Pinecraft, where quilts and quilting are much enjoyed. During the winter months, some […]

Recipe Wrangling

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It used to be that we cooks would keep recipes together in a neat little box, plastic or wood, and have our favorites ready to go at a moment’s notice. I remember the box my mother kept handy—that, and a copy of her red-and-white checkered, spiral-bound copy of the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook. […]

Perspectives on the Plain

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If you’ve stepped into the Plain world for any length of time, whether by books or your own life experience, and mention it to others, often you’ll get a variety of reactions, especially about the Plain lifestyle and Plain-themed fiction. In my own experience, I’ve seen reactions from passionate lovers of all things Amish who […]

Back to School: 3 ways NOT to give in to peer pressure

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Every summer, it happens. As day after glorious day of summer vacation dwindles, so does the time of our children’s summer “freedom.” Somehow the routines that we held so closely during the year have been forgotten, and it’s almost Thanksgiving break, it seems, that we feel like we’re almost back on track. Advertisers have been […]

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