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Amish in the News: Amish have less asthma? And Expecting Amish Falls Flat?
Two Amish in the News articles today, one fun, one medical.   The medical one first. AMISH AND ASTHMA: There are some studies that point to the Amish having lower incidences of asthma.  But does this point to a genetic warding off of asthma or a lifestyle shield of sorts? Or perhaps both?  Click he... Read More

Two Favorites From Gloria’s Table: Garden Green Beans; Homemade Ice Cream
Gloria Yoder is a very natural cook and baker. ¬†That was one of the first things I was struck by when first visiting her home several years ago. ¬† One just had to glance outside her window to see a bountiful garden bursting with fresh veggies that only had to travel 100 feet to herRead More…... Read More

Introducing a new Amish Cook
By Kevin Williams Lovina Eicher has decided to no longer write The Amish Cook column. I wish her well in life’s challenges and opportunities ahead and feel blessed to have spent so much time with such a super family. Nothing lasts¬† forever.¬† And in the media business, personalities come and g... Read More

The Amish Cook: Peanut Butter Crumb Pie
The Amish Cook CAPTION: Fresh veggies from Gloria’s garden sit on her kitchen table. By Gloria Yoder INTRODUCING ¬†A NEW AMISH COOK Hi. I‚Äôm Gloria Yoder, age 24.¬† I‚Äôm an ordinary Amish housewife and mother and, yes, I love it.¬† My husband Daniel and I have been blessed with over 4 years of mar... Read More

Farmhouse Roast Chicken
This is a recipe that comes to me from a Mennonite woman in Canada. ¬†Sounds like a great way to infuse flavor into your chicken! ¬† ¬†So if you have some roasting chickens sitting in your freezer, this is a great way to use them. Enjoy! Print Farmhouse Roast Chicken   Ingredients 2 whole roastin... Read More

Pictures of Plain Kansas: Rosanna’s Famous Homemade Sourdough Gold Rush Biscuits
Here are some more peaceful scenes and sights from Rosanna’s land of Plain Kansas. Enjoy! ¬†Below is a photo of Rosanna holding a prairie creature. Another picture shows a storm billowing in the Kansas distance, Rosanna with a pan of her famous “gold rush sourdough biscuits”. (if y... Read More

Plain at the Falls
It is summer time so that means vacation and exploration. ¬†Amish families are just like any other, with the kids out of school, it is a good time to hit the road. ¬† Not by buggy, if you’re Amish, usually by bus or van. ¬†Vicki was nice enough to share this fun photo from NiagaraRead MoreȂ... Read More

Amish Tex-Mex: Really, Really Good Burritos!
I have written before about the surprising south-of-the-border food influence on traditional Amish cooking. ¬† The Hispanic influence on Amish food has really increased over the past 20 years. Homemade jalapeno bread, anyone? ¬†It’s surprising because at first blush Amish and Latina cooking wou... Read More

Baking in An Amish Home and Recipe Basic Bread
These are my favorite types of Amish experiences: authentic, unscripted and involving food:)   A unique project in southeastern Minnesota is matching non-Amish bakers with Amish bakers in an authentic Amish kitchen (sheesh, I used Amish three times in the same sentence, probably not great to do).  ... Read More

Throwback Thursday: Water Pump and Water Where?
For those of you on Facebook (probably 99 percent of you:) you know about TBT (throw back Thursday), that’s the day everyone drags out their old photos and posts them for the world to see. ¬†Sometimes I think it should be “throw up Thursday” because its a bit self-indulgent and, ug... Read More

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