Thank you to everyone who entered our Winter Wonder Giveaway and a big thanks to all the contributors who donated books and prizes! Congratulations to the winner, LORRAINE ALEXANDER! We'll be in touch with you soon for details about your prize. Didn't win the Winter Wonder Giveaway? Perhaps … [Continue reading]
FROM THE BOOK NOOK: Wanting an Amish novel that will make you laugh? Cry? Or both? Look no further. Here’s where you’ll find the newest releases to hit the bookshelves.
Thank you to everyone who entered our Winter Wonder Giveaway and a big thanks to all the contributors who donated books and prizes! Congratulations to the winner, LORRAINE ALEXANDER! We'll be in touch with you soon for details about your prize. Didn't win the Winter Wonder Giveaway? Perhaps … Continue Reading
Kindness is one thing you can't give away. It always comes back. —Amish Proverb Happy holidays! Suzanne Woods Fisher and the Amish Wisdom contributors want to celebrate this season of giving with a Winter Wonder giveaway! Enter the giveaway widget below for the chance to win to a set of 15 books, … Continue Reading
FROM THE COOK’S CORNER: Amazing, tried and true recipes from Plain (and nearly-Plain) kitchens. The next time you’re looking for something wonderful to try, check out Cook’s Corner! Deliciousness is just a click away.
Both sauerbraten, potato dumplings, and spatzle bring back special memories of visiting my grandparents in their small house in Midland Park, New Jersey. My sons enjoy sauerbraten, spatzle, and potato dumplings. They are always happy when my mom and I make them. I have a feeling Nana would be happy … Continue Reading
This is a favorite breakfast dish you’ll find at any Amish restaurant. Birdy, from The Devoted, has a unique take on baked oatmeal and adds cinnamon, walnuts and raisins. So like Birdy. Birdy’s Baked Oatmeal ½ cup butter, melted 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs, beaten ½ teaspoon cinnamon (optional) 3 … Continue Reading
FROM TRAVELER’S TIPS: Planning a trip to Amish country? Or maybe you just got back from one. This is the place to share your pix, tips, suggestions, things to do…or to skip!
It’s strange how trips go. Sometimes every detail is planned out and other times, you have time to simply explore. My last trip to Pennsylvania fit firmly into the ‘planned’ category. Well, for most of the days. I had library appearances, auctions, radio and newspaper interviews, and book signings. … Continue Reading
Last month, I was in Pennsylvania and Ohio on a book tour. I spent a lot of time driving around the back roads, up and down the rolling hills, past the Amish farms. You just can't beat the scenery! These photos are unfiltered, taken on my iPhone. Yes, my Iphone! Our country is that beautiful. I … Continue Reading
FROM ASK THE AMISH: Ever wondered what it’s really like to be Amish? Ask away! Our Amish scribe will return questions to me each week.
I know the Amish don't put up a Christmas tree, but do they sing Christmas carols? ~Ernestine Haggard Yes, the Amish love singing and especially enjoy Christmas carols around Christmas time. What do you want to ask the Amish? Ask our Amish scribe here. Sign up here to be the first … Continue Reading
Is it true that the blue and pink doors of an Amish home mean the kids are of age to be courted? —Michelle Q. I’ve never seen a pink door, but no, blue doors do not signify that someone is of the age to be courted. I don’t know where that myth originated. What do you want to ask the Amish? Ask … Continue Reading
FROM BEYOND THE BONNETS: Q&A with Authors, Conversations about the Anabaptists, thoughts about community, ideas about how to bring the best of the Amish into your life.
Thank you for having me back on Beyond the Bonnets! Today I wanted to share a little about the research behind my newest release, Sarah’s Orphans. This Amish romance is the story of a young woman who has been abandoned by her mother and is left to raise her siblings. During that time, Sarah … Continue Reading
You cannot change life—because God on high, controls this world with an all-seeing eye. He makes the calls and you’re never alone; all’s well in heaven and God’s on the throne. —Amish Proverb It is Tuesday, November 4, 2008, the day our country is going to elect a new president. Throughout … Continue Reading