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Just a heads-up that Amish365.com may "go dark" for several days this week as we make some improvements to the site.  The changes should really make for a much friendly user experience, so stay tuned and pardon our dust! Read More…

The Amish Cook: A Corn Roast and Homemade Cornbread Salad

THE AMISH COOK BY GLORIA YODER Hello to all of you! `What a perfect day we are having!  The weather couldn’t be nicer, even if it would try to improve!  I’m nestled in a chair on our new deck enjoying the birds songs and other sounds of nature. We’ve had another blessed week. On Saturday evening my husband Daniel and I hopped on our bicycles, placed Julia in her carrier, and headed for the Wengerds where we anticipated a corn roast. A while ago we had purchased tickets for this supper. Perhaps I’ll give more details on that later in this letter.  I had looked forward to an evening of fellowship and was curious to find out what the roasted corn would be like. It’s something I wasn’t very familiar with. Shortly after arriving at their house we headed back to the picnic spot where they had just completed their grilling. I glanced around taking it all in.  It was a beautiful fall evening, the setting was so perfect, so peaceful.  Off to the right was a little pond with  trees surrounding it.  A red checkered tablecloth covered the table laden with food that the Wengerds had Read More…

Moistest Apple Cake Ever

  Okay, this recipe comes to us from an Amish woman in New York's apple country.  This is some good stuff, you eat it and cider practically comes running out. No, just kidding. Not that moist, but this is a delicious cake that you put a little glaze on it or some frosting and you have an instant family favorite.  Enjoy!   Print Moistest Apple Cake Ever   Ingredients 3 eggs 1¼ c. sugar 1 c. oil 2 c. flour 1 tsp. soda 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 2 c. chopped apples 1 c. chopped nuts (optional) Instructions Beat eggs, sugar and oil. Sift in dry ingredients. Fold in apples and nuts. Bake at 350°F for 40 to 50 minutes in a 9 x 13-inch pan. 3.2.2646   Read More…

Amish365 PLUS – Mortarboards and Buggies, Part II (and homemade Amish cereal recipe)

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By Kevin Williams It's not the size of the food lines that are most impressive.  I was expecting something a bit larger.  The buffet lines at the Golden Corral (yes, I'm ashamed to admit I've eaten there before) are larger.  But then I'm reminded that my high school had more students than this college (approximately 1700 students).   I attended sprawling Miami University with their dozen dining halls and commissaries, so comparing Kenyon with larger institutions is a pointless exercise, everything there is on a smaller scale.   At Kenyon, the whole dining selection is neatly tucked into one room, but then the dining hall itself, a grand, cavernous, wood-paneled beauty filled with long tables that reminded me of something out of a Harry Potter movie. Read More…

Thursday Entree: Amish Chicken Cornbread Bake

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This recipe is a bit labor intensive, but worth the work and reward if you are a chicken and cornbread lover.   This recipe comes to us from an Amish woman in Ontario, Canada.  The cooking style among the Amish there does have some variation over their US counterparts, this recipe is a little bit more involved than what I commonly see in Amish kitchens around here.   Print Thursday Entree: Amish Chicken Cornbread Bake   Ingredients FILLING: ½ cup butter ⅓ cup flour 1 cup chicken broth 1 cup half and half ½ teaspoon pepper 2 cups cooked, chopped chicken breasts 1 (4 oz.) can sliced mushrooms, drained ½ cup dried cranberries ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese TOPPING: 1 cup baked, mashed sweet potatoes (or 1 15 ounce can) 2 tablespoons sugar 1 large egg 3 tablespoons milk about six ounces of cornbread batter (your favorite recipe) Instructions Heat oven to 400º F. Melt butter in a 10½-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat; gradually add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook, stirring, one minute. Gradually add chicken broth Read More…

Amish in the News: Brown City Stink; Millie Otto; Pinecraft Past, and One-Room School Permit

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Some interesting Amish in the News items today, so let's jump right in! BROWN CITY STINK:  This area of Michigan, which straddles the Lapeer and Sanilac lines, has really seen an increase in its Amish population over the past 10 years or so.  And this increased population is bringing with it increased tensions with locals over Amish-related annoyances (well, these aren't annoying to me) like horse-droppings and steel wheels making ruts in the roads.  This is an issue that flares up periodically and I just don't get it.... If I ever am to the point where the most pressing issue in my life is horse manure on the road in my town, I'll be thrilled.   And I've said before in cases about steel wheel damage...I just can't imagine that they do anymore damage to roads that snow plows, salt spreaders, and semi-trucks.   This all seems to be a stink over not much, but that's just my opinion. Click here to read more. PINECRAFT PAST:  This is one of the better articles I've read about how Florida's unique Amish settlement first took shape. Click here to read more.  The above picture is of Read More…

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