The “Book Buddies” and Phyllis’s Sourcream Poundcake

The “Book Buddies” and Phyllis’s Sourcream Poundcake

The clock in the front room chimed eight times just as Phylis took her famous sour cream pound cake from the oven. The sweet smell of vanilla and sugar wafted in the air for the past hour while she busied herself tidying up her home for her Saturday afternoon Book...
Rosie’s Amish Cherry Pie Bars

Rosie’s Amish Cherry Pie Bars

“Be inventive in hospitality: Romans 12:13 A crisp Autumn breeze blew through the screen door as the sweet smell of cherries lingered in the air in Rosie’s small kitchen.  Getting an early start to her day she’d been up before sunrise to be certain everything was in...
Mary’s Old-Fashioned Amish Rice Pudding

Mary’s Old-Fashioned Amish Rice Pudding

Standing at the stove, stirring the rice she had simmering over a pot of boiling water, Mary Bricker wiped her cheek on her sleeve, pushing away a tear that slipped down her cheek. It had been three months since her husband of forty years slipped away from her in his...
Teena’s Buttermilk Coffee Cake – An Amish Recipe

Teena’s Buttermilk Coffee Cake – An Amish Recipe

Walking up the steps of Shetler’s Grocery, Teena was busy reading her list and didn’t notice that Ben Yoder had held the door open waiting for her to pass through.  Without looking up from her list, she gave a short “denki” and proceeded to grab a hand basket to...
Then it Became a Butterfly – An Amish Devotional

Then it Became a Butterfly – An Amish Devotional

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” Amish Proverb Barbara Miller stood at her kitchen window watching the Purple Martins flutter in and out of the houses her late husband had put up just two days before he passed. Tears were...
Ahh, the Smell of an Amish Bakery

Ahh, the Smell of an Amish Bakery

No matter how hard I try, I can’t turn down Amish Cinnamon Rolls. It’s one of those guilty pleasures I allow myself to have every so often. Their yeasty centers smothered in gooey butter, sugar and cinnamon take me back to one of my favorite Amish...