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Eclectic Hospitality | Hillary Manton Lodge

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Sometimes when you’re hosting events, everything in your life is tidy. You have time to shop for ingredients, to prepare food, to pull off the complicated and make it look easy. But sometimes life gets messy – that was the year we had last year. As one family emergency after another enfolded and the holidays… Read More

Unplug and Hug!


My Aunt Hester was a one in a million Kentucky cook. I only had her around until 1981, the year I was married, but I can still taste her fried chicken, her hot dog Coney sauce, her Red Velvet Cake, and most especially, her M&M’s cookies. We’re talking real people food here, family reunion food…. Read More

The Simple Life


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

Confessions of a Real Life Cookie Monster


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

Homemade Waffles


Did you know that February is National Hot Breakfast Month? It’s quite appropriate considering how cold this winter has been. When I get up in the morning and see wind chills down to -30 degrees or below, a hot breakfast is very appealing. The typical Amish breakfast fits right in with that. You’ll often find… Read More

Merry Christmas!


  We hope you’ve enjoyed our 21 Days of Favorite Family Recipes and glimpses of the holidays with our families! We’ll be back next year with new posts! 21 Days of Favorite Family Recipes Day 1: Sunbonnet Cake with Vannetta Chapman Day 2: Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Casserole with Amy Clipston Day 3: Sugar Cookies with Lisa Bogart Day 4: Cheesecake with Carey Bailey… Read More

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