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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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  1. Patty Hall

    Hi and welcome Gloria! Thanks for a wonderful new column and a great recipe. Hope to read many, many more columns from you. Patty Hall

    1. Kevin

      Thank you, Patty!

  2. LadyMichigan

    Sounds really good but WAY too many, Breaking down this recipe into 1 or 2 pies would be a bit difficult. Maybe I read it wrong is it for 6 pies?

    1. Kevin

      Lady, I correct it, that should make more sense, thanks!

  3. Patrice Anita

    Love the new columnist….I will miss Lovina and hearing about her family but I think it will be wonderful learning about Gloria and her family. I am particularly excited about the fact that she does all her cooking from scratch…so do I as I think it is a far healthier way of cooking…all of the processed foods on the market today are full of things we should not be eating. I think you have done a great job in replacing Lovina and I look forward to many more columns from Gloria.

  4. Barb

    Welcome Gloria! I enjoy your enthusiasm for cooking and your family. I look forward to your future columns and recipes, nice to have you here.
    Barb Vath

  5. Carole

    Does this mean no more Lovina Eicher? That makes me sad if so. I’ve been reading her columns ever since she started them. I told one of my friends, who has also been reading them for a long time, that we talk about Lovina and her family like they are part of our families.

  6. Pam Cloud

    Thank you for introducing us to Gloria, enjoyed her intro and receipe. Welcome aboard!

  7. Eva

    Welcome Gloria! I am already interested in your sweet family! We will miss Lovina & her family but are so glad you stepped in! I know she has her hands full with her children & all. Thanks for taking time from your busy life to let us have a peek! Kevin, please thank Lovina for all her years of letting us be a part of her life!

  8. lincolnlady1121

    Welcome Gloria. The recipe sounds delicious. I look forward to reading your columns and your recipes.


  9. Salli

    Welcome Gloria! I am looking forward to reading your columns and hearing about you, your family and delicious recipes.

  10. Nancy T

    Welcome Gloria. Will avidly look forward to your recipes! I too will miss Lovinia’s column & family info.

  11. Gary

    Nice first column, Gloria. Look forward to more from you.

  12. Sandy s

    Do you have a recipe for cheeseburger soup? Ate in an Amish restaurant last week in Lancaster, PA and this soup was absolutely wonderful. Thanks for your help.

  13. connie campbell

    Welcome Gloria!
    looking forward to learning more about your family .

  14. Carole

    I was so surprised not to see Lovina’s writing that I forgot to welcome Gloria. I’m looking forward to learning more about you and your family and to new recipes from you.

  15. Heather

    Welcome Gloria. I’m looking forward to reading about your young and growing family. I also like the idea that you cook and bake from scratch and not use processed food. This sounds like a winner of a recipe…one that won’t be made in my house due to the fact that we’re not pie/cake/cupcake/cookie eaters. GASP. I know…shocking.

    As a very sad side note, no more Lovina? I LOVED reading about her family and her recipes…albeit on occasion repeats…but, don’t we all repeat our fave recipes? I know I do.

    I’m hoping that Kevin lets us in on the reason why no more Lovina. I almost thought of her as family and when hearing about bad weather in her “neck of the woods”, I’d wonder how she was making out. If this is the end of Lovina’s column, farewell to an old friend.

  16. Teresa

    I am so sad to hear Lovina is not going to be writing the column. I so enjoyed every one of them! I am especially happy I purchased The Best Of the Amish Cook vol 1-4 so I have many of the Eicher recipes. I always loved hearing about her enormous family and all they were up to. She is a very sweet woman and will be missed. But you have a wonderful replacement!!! I loved Gloria’s first column just as much. She has such a nice way about her. Looking forward to reading more about her “all homemade” cooking, which really interests me, and her family. I would love to learn how she makes her homemade yogurt she mentions!

  17. april

    I can’t wait to get to know Gloria, her family and recipes. Gloria’s first recipe is a hit with my family this is how I learned to make peanut butter pie from my Amish friends,
    I hope Lovina will let us know maybe once a year what has happened in their lives. They feel like family to me, in fact my daughter calls them my Amish family.
    Blessing to all of Lovina’s family.

  18. Lynn van

    Welcome, Gloria! I know I will love your columns as I did Lovina’s. Perhaps you will write a cookbook with natural recipes. When Lovina published her first cookbook, I met her, her husband and all the children at a bookstore in Cincinnati. I have enjoyed reading her columns and recipes and remembering the family. Also met Kevin Williams and his lovely wife, Rachel at the book signing. May God Bless you and your family!

  19. Linda from KY

    It was a pleasure to meet you, Gloria! Your pie recipe sounds absolutely decadent. No wonder your husband loves the recipe so much. I look forward to hearing more about your family and enjoying the recipes that you share. Congratulations on the new little blessing coming this fall! Children are such a wonderful gift and treasure from the Lord.

    Kevin, please thank Lovina for all those years taking over the column after her mother died. I’ll miss hearing about her family. Please let her know she and her loved ones will be in my prayers and that I hope to hear an update about the Eichers from time to time.

  20. Carolyn

    A hearty welcome Gloria. I enjoyed your column today, however I must say this was quite a surprise. I too will miss Lovina’s column. I appreciate the years she put in to her writing. We have heard about her children as they have grown up. Now we get the opportunity watch another young family grow up. God bless your little family.

  21. lorraine stoddard

    Welcome Gloria! Enjoyed your 1st column. Looking forward to the next column.

  22. Kathy Lorenzini

    Welcome Gloria! Your recipe sounds really good and I will be anxious to try it. I also like the fact that you cook from scratch. I have been looking for a homemade cream of mushroom ( or celery as the case may be) for years. I hope you will share yours with us.
    All the best to Lovina and her family. I too hope we will get updates about them.

  23. Barbarainnc

    Gloria, welcome from North Carolina. 🙂 🙂 Looking forward to reading your column and enjoying your recipes. 🙂 🙂


  24. Shirley DeJean

    Kevin, Thank you for allowing us to meet Elizabeth Coblentz and then her daughter, Lovina Eicher over the years through their columns. They were always delightful. We will deeply miss Lovina. Welcome, Gloria! We look forward to meeting your precious family through this new column.

  25. Missy

    Gloria, a hearty WELCOME to the Amish Cook family! And I am sure you will become every bit as much family to us as Lovina was. It will be a nice change to have more “from scratch” recipes. You are a young family and we hope to have a peek into your lives for a long time to come.

  26. Beverlee Mossman


    Hi I am sorry I typed without writing anything

    Thank you Gloria so much for sharing about you wonderful family life and cooking. Look forward to hearing from you whenever you write again I am also new here so it will be great to get to know others here as well. I plan on making your recipe. Thank you again and also Kevin

  27. Sue

    I am really curious why Lovina left and not one word was posted in regards to such? I have followed her and her mothers column since I moved to Indiana from Ohio and just shocked that nothing was written by Lovina or yourself Kevin stating and thanking Lovina for all that her and her family including her mother have contributed to this column!

    Please let Lovina know that she will be missed and nevertheless welcome Gloria, I so look forward to reading your letters and recipes!!!!

    1. Kevin

      Hi, Sue, thank you for the kind words. It was an abrupt, unexpected departure and I’ll write more about it in due course. But, of course, I wish Lovina nothing but the best and hope you enjoy Gloria!


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