Make the Most of Your Freezer!

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  “Catherine, I guess you’ll have to ask the blessing tonight. God knows I’m not grateful for turkey hash, and I can’t fool Him.” The Reverend Peter Marshall on leftovers, A Man Called Peter. When I cook dinner, there are usually leftovers, and boy, can it be hard to sell those leftovers when the next… Read More

The Simple Life

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I love this blog. I love all tips and recipes and stories about a simple life. And I’ve said many times, I think that’s the reason we love the Amish so much. From the outside looking in, it seems like a much more simple life. No fights over the remote, who gets the laptop, or… Read More

Spring Salad with Fresh Strawberry Vinaigrette

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Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. After a long winter of snow, cold, and ice I’m more than ready to be outside. I know spring has arrived here since the sandhill cranes visited the pond in back of us last week and everyone was out walking this past weekend in our… Read More

Confessions of a Real Life Cookie Monster

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I have a confession . . . I have become a cookie monster. It’s true. Morning, noon or night, if you hand me a cookie, I am a happy girl. I know, I know, eating cookies is a bad habit but I just can’t help myself. When I first got married I couldn’t bake and… Read More

Five Questions to Answer Before Buying that Kitchen Gizmo

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My late mother-in-law was the queen of “As Seen On TV” shopping, especially where kitchen and cooking gadgets were concerned. If ever my husband and I were watching a commercial, and a new kitchen product or tool came on the screen, we could guarantee within about 90 days we’d end up with one of them. Because,… Read More

6 Tips for Cooking with Kids Amish Style

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Did you know that children who eat at least five times together as a family are at a lower risk for poor eating habits, substance abuse, and perform better in school? You can read the full reports here. One of the things I admire most about the Amish is how they work together as a… Read More

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