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A Pie for Thanksgiving!

A Pie for Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody. I hope you have a wonderful-gute day filled with food, family, laughter, and love.

One thing we try to do in our family on Thanksgiving is to recount our many blessings and remember those who went before us and made it possible for us to have what we have today. We like to tell this story:

“Thanksgiving Day is the expression of a deep feeling of gratitude by our people for the rich productivity of the land, a memorial of the dangers and hardships through which we have safely passed, and a fitting recognition of all that God in…

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November 21, 2017  |  Cooking, Family  |  No Comments

Horses on the Farm

Horses on the Farm

By Richard Gappmayer, Jennifer’s father

In the 1930s and 40s farm tractors were available but most of the small farmers could not afford one. Some farmers would cooperate in the purchase of one and then share it. Because of scarcity of motorized equipment many farmers relied on the horse.

My father owned several horses and we used them on the farm. My brothers and I spent many hours following a horse that was pulling a cultivator in rows of strawberries. The cultivator would dig up the weeds and break up the soil so that the irrigation water could soak into the ground….

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November 13, 2017  |  Amish, Family, Farming&Gardening  |  No Comments

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes

By Nicole Thorpe.

Immediate disclaimer- this recipe makes a double batch, because it’s necessary to have copious amounts of these on hand. My family of 5 makes quick work of them, and leftovers are scarce.

I love fall; it’s my favorite season. I love the colors and the chill. I love pulling out my comfy sweaters and hot chocolate book comas. So these pancakes feed my soul. They’re like a delicious fall themed throat punch. They are full of rich flavor and lots of great spice. You can refrigerate or freeze extras, and they are beautiful right out of the toaster on…

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November 6, 2017  |  Cooking  |  1 Comment

A Happy and Beautiful Wedding Quilt

A Happy and Beautiful Wedding Quilt

Every once in a while, I make a gift quilt that I love so much that it is hard to give away. (I usually tell the recipients that if they don’t like it, they can give it back, but, so far, no one has actually done that.) The quilt in the photo above is one of these quilts, and it was a gift for one of my brothers-in-law and his new bride. I love the colors, the asymmetrical placing of the squares, and the spiral quilting.

This quilt pattern was created by Dawna Caplin, and after I saw a photo of…

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October 25, 2017  |  Family, Quilting Bee, Romance  |  4 Comments

Utah Readers Luncheon

Utah Readers Luncheon

On Saturday, the Utah Romance Writers of America sponsored its third annual readers luncheon at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah. I had the privilege of hosting a table. NYT bestselling authors RaeAnne Thayne and Jill Shalvis spoke and there were lots of prizes and lots of fun! I decided to give away Advanced Reader copies of “Courtship in Huckleberry Hill” which doesn’t come out until the end of December.

I decorated my table to match the colors on the book and gave each of the people at my table a bucket with a book, a mug, an apple, a…

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October 16, 2017  |  Amish, Author's Corner  |  3 Comments

Easy Chili for a Cold Day

Easy Chili for a Cold Day

By Jessica Knowlton

This is an easy and delicious recipe for a cold day. You can use ground beef or half ground beef and half sausage. The sausage gives it a little more flavor. I love serving it with cornbread muffins or French bread slices. It’s a hit with my family. My two year old even eats it!

 

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October 2, 2017  |  Amish, Cooking  |  1 Comment

New Review for Return to Huckleberry Hill

New Review for Return to Huckleberry Hill

 

http://sarahpriceauthor.com/amishauthors/return-huckleberry-hill-review-sarah-price/

September 25, 2017  |  Amish, Author's Corner  |  No Comments

I Spy Quilt

I Spy Quilt

By Allison Sharp

Have any of you ever played “I-Spy?” Before the age of electronic toys, I would play this game in the car with my children. “I spy with my little eye a … blue car.” The children would then look around until they saw the blue car, and the first one to see it would be the next person to “spy” something.

Even better than the game is an I-Spy quilt (mostly because quilts are better than just about anything). These quilts usually contain many different shapes, objects, designs, and pictures, so you play I-Spy with whatever you find on…

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September 18, 2017  |  Amish, Quilting Bee  |  1 Comment

Surgery on the Cow

Surgery on the Cow

By Richard Gappmayer

Years ago bales of hay were secured with wire. Yes, metal wire. One of my father’s cows became sick and would not eat, so he called the veterinarian. The vet thought that the cow might have been poisoned by fragments of this hay baler wire. The cow was put in a stanchion, and the vet prepared to operate on her. I don’t know if he gave her an anesthetic, but she stood there nonchalantly eating while he operated on her.

He made an incision high on her side and opened up her stomach. A very foul smelling gas came…

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September 11, 2017  |  Family, Farming&Gardening  |  No Comments

Time for an End-of-Summer Dessert

Time for an End-of-Summer Dessert

Summer seemed to fly by this year! Is it just me, or are the years getting shorter? Maybe the Earth is speeding up on its axis. Whatever the reason, summer is almost over, and it’s time for your end of summer get-togethers. This recipe appears in The Honeybee Sisters Cookbook and is perfect for entertaining.

The calzone can be cooked outside on the grill on a pizza stone. That’s something Amish often do to keep their kitchens cooler in the summer.

Be sure to spread a generous amount of Nutella!

It’s easy to make the edges look pretty.

Put the calzone on your pizza stone…

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September 4, 2017  |  Amish, Cooking, Family, Uncategorized  |  No Comments