The always popular Amish Cook Column, featuring mouth-watering recipes and pleasant Amish tales!
By Gloria Yoder Hello Friends, My fingers were stiff with the chilly January weather as I pinned the last pair of homemade pants onto the wash-line before hurrying back into the house. Even though I had bundled up before going outside the cold chill of winter felt quite nippy until I got back inside. Hanging clothes […] Read more
THE AMISH COOK BY GLORIA YODER “Gloria, the way it sounds we have another carry-in to plan,” Eunice said to me. We were sitting side by side on hay-bales on the trailer as we headed out for an evening of Christmas caroling. Eunice is on the food committee with me. Visitors from Bellfontaine, Ohio […] Read more
THE AMISH COOK BY GLORIA YODER Frolic day at my parents. Helping Mom with lunch. Going to my uncle’s store. Finish cleaning. “My day looked packed full, but enjoyable. It was 6 a.m. Saturday morning. A “frolic” was planned to be held for the men and boys to help work on my parents shop to […] Read more
THE AMISH COOK Editor’s Note: The Amish are just one group of “Plain people” who call the USA home. But there are also Mennonites and Hutterites (who live communally but otherwise share the same Anabaptist theology of the Amish) and then there is the Brethren church. The Brethren Church comes from a religious tradition known […] Read more
(Editor’s Note: Hunting varies from Amish community to community. In my experience visiting Amish settlements all over the USA, hunting is generally an accepted, and even preferred, method of feeding one’s family in most Amish settlements. Hunting is a part of Amish self-sufficiency, although some more conservative Amish settlements ban the use of the orange […] Read more
THE AMISH COOK BY GLORIA YODER Hello Friends! These past several months my husband Daniel and I have been enjoying our term as youth leaders. The married couples in our church take turns (2 couples at a time) coordinating youth activities such as work nights, which consist of whoever may need help with a project […] Read more
THE AMISH COOK BY GLORIA YODER Cheery Thanksgiving greetings to all! Thanksgiving is a special season to give thanks, an excellent motivator to get our minds geared into a positive direction. November seems like such an ideal time of the year for Thanksgiving with a busy summer behind us. Our canning shelves are loaded to […] Read more