Sample Suzanne Woods Fisher's latest release, The Devoted, on this week's Book Nook. Don't forget to enter Suzanne's iPad Mini giveaway (click here to learn more). Why do some communities allow bikes and others scooters? Find our from our Amish Scribe on Ask the Amish. Get the recipe for … [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.
Sample Suzanne Woods Fisher's latest release, The Devoted, on this week's Book Nook. Don't forget to enter Suzanne's iPad Mini giveaway (click here to learn more). Why do some communities allow bikes and others scooters? Find our from our Amish Scribe on Ask the Amish. Get the recipe for … Continue Reading
Read an excerpt from Christian's Hope by Ervin Stutzman, plus enter to win a copy on our Book Nook feature. What are Amish marriages like? Find our from our Amish Scribe on Ask the Amish. Suzanne Woods Fisher shares about the Amish and their animals on Beyond the Bonnets. Did you win … 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.
Shortcake For Fresh Strawberries 1 cup butter 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups granulated sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 2 cups whole milk whipped cream for topping Preheat oven to 350*F. In a large bowl, crumble the butter, flour and sugar together until crumbs are fine and even … Continue Reading
Ingredients: 2 cups milk 4 cups bread scraps, in pieces ¼ cup butter, melted ½ cup sugar 2 eggs Dash of salt ½ cup raisins 2 tsp. or more of cinnamon or nutmeg Directions: Preheat oven to 350º. Spray a 1½ quart casserole. Place bread scraps in a large bowl. Scald the milk in a pan on … 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.
Why are some areas allowed to ride bikes and some not? It seems safer than scooters, to me anyway. Maybe I am wrong on that. Thank you for answering. —Barb F. Each community has its own set of rules. There is no real reason to why some have bikes and others have only scooters except that is what … Continue Reading
I know the Bible teaches women to submit to their husbands. Are men in the Amish community controlling or do they allow the women to have a say in things? —Robin S. Different men are different, most are kind and treat their wife with great respect, basically elevating her to the most important … 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.
It seems about once a week, I receive an e-mail from an animal lover who is convinced that all Amish run puppy mills and are cruel to their dogs. I answer back politely, explaining that I haven’t seen any cruelty to animals among the Amish. Just the opposite, in fact, I’ve observed a lot of tender … Continue Reading
Recently my friend and former student, Kathryn, came back to Oregon from her home in Texas for a visit. 30 years ago, she was a little fifth-grader in a simple plaid Mennonite dress, with her hair in two long braids. Kathryn is now grown, and Reformed. We talked about what it means to be … Continue Reading