Home for the Holidays | Spreading Cheer to Your Neighbors

Have you included your neighbors in your Christmas plans this year? All you have to do is set aside the time you’d spend watching one Christmas movie or making one trip to the mall, and use that time to do something special with your neighbors. Let me show you how! The Neighborhood Café is offering […]

Love Is In The Air

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I would share some of the ways the Amish celebrate this day of love. So many times we focus on the ways that the Amish are different from us English folk. Electricity, modes of transportation, even the way we dress. But there are ways that we’re the same! […]

21 Days of Favorite Family Recipes | Day 21 – Baked Caramel Popcorn

Growing up, a smile always filled my face when I went over my grandma’s house and smelled something yummy baking in the oven. One of those wonderful smells was her baked carmel corn. As Christmas neared, I had to make some. The recipe is super easy! It even works with microwaved extra butter popcorn. (I […]

21 Days of Favorite Family Recipes | Day 16 – White Chicken Chili

Crockpots work wonders during the holiday, especially when you’re in need of a little extra time to spend with loved ones, to shop for those last-minute gifts, or to pass out those cookies you already baked to neighbors. My favorite crockpot recipe in the winter is definitely this white chicken chili, which I got from […]

21 Days of Favorite Family Recipes | Day 15 – Spiced Pecans

When we were asked to share our favorite holiday recipes, I thought of these pecans immediately. They have become my signature holiday offering. I usually make 3 or 4 pounds of them. I bring them to every potluck I attend. Yes, they are that good and easy. The story that follows tells you all about […]

21 Days of Favorite Family Recipes | Day 1 – Sunbonnet Cake

My newest release, The Christmas Quilt, is a sweet inspirational story set during the Christmas season. Since it takes place during the holidays, there are several scenes where the families come together and share a meal. Have you eaten Amish food? Oh my. It reminds me in a lot of ways of southern food—rich, filling, […]

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