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Freezer Tips and Inventory

It happens to me every so often. I go to get something out of our freezer and find I am either out of that particular item, or it is old and freezer burned – not useable. My mom’s freezer was not like that. At least once or twice a year she organized her freezer to […]

How To Eat Like The Amish

It’s no secret that farming and gardening are an integral part of Amish and Mennonite life. As a little girl, I remember spending many days picking row after row of string beans and corn in my Opa’s orderly plot. However, you don’t need acres of land or even a green thumb to eat like the […]

Tasty Breakfast Sandwich

It’s hard in the winter to eat lots of fresh veggies and fruits. If you are like me you had vowed to eat a more healthy diet this year. Here it is March, how are you doing so far? I’ll confess I love sugary treats to start my day, coffee cake, French toast, pancakes. Yum, […]

Amish Cooking

As an author, one of the things I like to do for research is experience the food the culture I’m writing about cooks and eats. That’s easy to do with the Amish! I don’t cook as much as I used to. I’m usually writing right up until dinnertime and then pull together something quick and […]

Quinoa Stuffed Baked Apples

Quinoa Stuffed Baked Apples Dessert is a rare luxury in my home during the months of November through mid-March. It’s a busy season of homeschooling three of my four kids, church activities, and basketball. With all three of my youngest in basketball, it’s likely we have a game or practice to attend most any day […]

Lemon Honey Ahhhh

The snow is piling up here in New York. I was even housebound for a day recently. After coming in from shoveling I made my self a cup of tea to warm up. And I reached for my honey jar. Back in 2013 this post, Soothed, appeared here on Not Quite Amish Living. It was […]

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