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

Recipe Wrangling

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It used to be that we cooks would keep recipes together in a neat little box, plastic or wood, and have our favorites ready to go at a moment’s notice. I remember the box my mother kept handy—that, and a copy of her red-and-white checkered, spiral-bound copy of the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook…. Read More

Nellie’s Bread Crumb Cookies

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I have a bookcase in my kitchen that holds a number of cookbooks. There are well-known ones, like The Joy of Cooking, or the all-familiar Better Homes and Garden New Cook Book – you know, the one with the red and white checks. However, I also have a number of cookbooks I’ve bought for fundraisers… Read More

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!

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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

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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

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

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