Friday’s Fare: Beef Stew

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This recipe is taken from my upcoming book – Plain & Simple Traditions: Amish & Mennonite Holidays. Perfect for a cold night! Beef Stew Ingredients: 2 lbs beef (cubed OR uncooked mini-meatballs) 4 potatoes, peeled and diced 3 carrots, cleaned and diced 2 celery, cleaned sliced 3 onions, chopped (can use pearl onions) 4 tomatoes, diced […]

Kate Zook’s Diary

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Two Weeks Before An Amish Buggy Ride Yesterday, I found David in the hayloft. He was sleeping instead of doing afternoon chores. I tried to wake him, but it was near impossible. He pushed me away and said something that wasn’t very kind. I left him there, a horse blanket covering him so he wouldn’t […]

Kate Zook’s Diary

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Three Weeks Before An Amish Buggy Ride Thanksgiving has come and gone. It was such a nice visit with Daed’s bruders, even if David didn’t ride along. I don’t think he came home on Wednesday night. When the driver showed up, Becca asked where he was but no one answered. I know what that silence […]

Kate Zook’s Diary

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Four Weeks Before An Amish Buggy Ride Last night, there was a commotion downstairs. David must have been out with his friends and came home very late. Daed was not happy and I heard him talking to David. Something was awful wrong because David yelled at him! I’ve never heard anyone yell in our haus. […]