The Stress of Planning Holiday Meals

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By now, surely everyone is preparing for the upcoming celebration of the birth of Jesus. I, too, am in the throes of preparing for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Christmas Evening. It’s different in Florida. The lack of any real weather change doesn’t make it feel like Christmas. No snow. No fires in the fireplace. […]

Friday’s Fare: Meatballs

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I love making fun announcements. Here is one of my super, secret surprises. Just in time for Christmas, I’m happy to announce my upcoming book, An Amish Christmas: Plain & Simple Traditions. Besides sharing some recipes for food that would grace an Amish family’s table over the holidays, this book will include some photos, traditions, […]

Friday’s Fare: Amish Sugar Cookies

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One of the first recipes that Amish girls learn to make is sugar cookies. I cannot tell you how many times I have gone visiting with my Amish friends only to find their daughters in the kitchen making sugar cookies! And I happily tasted every single one offered to me! Many of the young Amish […]

Funny Thing About Funny Cake…

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Today I posted a photo of me holding up a shoo-fly pie and funny cake, my two absolute FAVORITE desserts on the face of the planet (DANKE Aunt Evie and family!). Whoopie Pie Pam mentioned she had never heard of it. That’s the funny thing about Funny Cake. No one has! I grew up eating […]