On this page you'll find recipes for all types of Amish recipes...and healthier versions, too!

American Pie: Shoo Fly for Valentine’s Day

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“Can she bake a cherry pie, Billy Boy, Billy Boy? Can she bake a cherry pie, Charming Billy?” Traditional American Folk Song I do not have the Pie Gift, which is daunting since I married into a family with generations of excellent pie makers. The Pie Gift, as I see it, is having a knack… Read More

Amish Church Meal

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As an author of Amish romance, I talk often in my books about the meal after church. It’s well known that the Amish have a three-hour church service, then they have a meal that lasts well into the afternoon. But I never thought a great deal about what goes into one of these meals. Recently… Read More

Tea Time & Guilt-free Buttermints!

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My daughters and I have been having tea time every other Wednesday for several months. It’s the most lovely time where we study one or several things such as art study, music study, read aloud book (currently Nim’s Island!), discuss tea etiquette, or just chatting like ladies. There’s just something so special about this: and… Read More

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… Read More

3 Ways to Plan Simple Menus for Busy Nights

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I don’t know about your life but ours is a little chaotic sometimes. Between my pastor-husband and cheerleader-daughter, our calendar can get pretty chaotic.  And when our schedule is crazy, the first thing we tend to do is eat out more.  When the ball games start at 4:30 p.m., you can’t really eat before the games… Read More

So to Honor Him … Bake an Amish Gift: Banana Bread

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“Our finest gifts we bring/Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum/To lay before the King…” The Little Drummer Boy When I was growing up, I stood in my church’s Living Nativity scene. Every year, for four nights up to and including Christmas Eve, I dressed up as any character needed. Since we stood in half-hour shifts, we needed two Josephs, two… Read More

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