State Fair Snacking: {Frozen} Chocolate Covered Banana Pretzel Bites

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When I was a little girl growing up in Ohio, summertime always came with the promise of a trip to one of the state’s many country festivals and fairs. The crowning glory, of course, was The Ohio State Fair. The Ohio State Fair houses many memorable country traditions like the cake decorating contests, the Lumber… Read More

Hospitable Kitchen {Plus a Giveaway!}

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Our kitchen remodel is finished! Back in April the demo began and in May I shared a little bit of how not having a kitchen impacted my world. (Here’s the link if you missed it!) Now that this project is over, it’s a little like childbirth, I’ve forgotten how hard it was. And also like… Read More

Six Gems from a Wise Woman | Elisabeth Elliot’s Legacy

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A wise woman died June 15, 2015. She changed my life, beginning in the 1960s when my Girls Auxiliary “adopted” a missionary serving in South America whose beloved husband, Jim, had literally given his life for the gospel. Elisabeth Elliot’s faithful sacrifice wasn’t headline news, but her life poured out for Christ did much to… Read More

Cheese Pies {for sharing!}

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I’m privileged to live a short drive away from Holmes County, Ohio, where tourist flock to visit genuine Amish farms and businesses. There are also many Amish families living near my community in Lancaster, Ohio – not to be confused with Pennsylvania Dutch country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Ohio’s Amish country includes the charming towns of… Read More

Everyone’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

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In my family, there is one recipe book to end all recipe books. It is the last word on cookery. This wonderful book contains numerous recipes requiring bathtub-size mixing bowls and is the only place where I’ve ever found the instructions necessary to make both Butter Soup (what???), Head Cheese, and Pickled Pigs Feet. The… Read More

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