Thanksgiving morning dawns, and the family scurries about doing their morning chores and preparing and eating breakfast. Then they head to church where the service will be patterned after regular church services. Special songs will be sung, and the sermon will be focused on blessings and gratitude. … [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.
Q: What Amish titles is Revell most excited about in 2015? We’re excited for a new stand-alone novel by Suzanne Woods Fisher. Anna’s Crossing takes readers back to the beginning of Amish in America. We’re about to see how romantic a voyage across the ocean can be! We also have a new Shaker … Continue Reading
We hope you're enjoying Amish Wisdom's "Best of 2014" series here in December. Help shape the future content of Amish Wisdom - take our 2014 Amish Wisdom Reader Survey! We want to get to know you and hear your thoughts about Amish Wisdom as we move into 2015. If you fill it out completely before … 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.
One of the best things about growing up in an Anabaptist family is that food is always plentiful at family gatherings. Luckily, the preparation of the food isn’t really that hard, because I’m not always known to be consistent in the area of cooking great food. I think my cooking skills come and go … Continue Reading
My daughter Zoie wants to be a pastry chef, so when the opportunity came to a) make an Amish recipe for Amish Wisdom and b) make a dessert, I got her involved. This cake is so simple to make and it is DELICIOUS. Be careful, though. It’s also addicting, especially if you love chocolate, caramel, … 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!
My new book, Murder Tightly Knit releases today (December 16), and to celebrate, I thought I’d share with you some travel tips from the town which serves as the setting for this story: Middlebury, Indiana. It's located in the northeast corner of Indiana—3 hours north of Indianapolis, … Continue Reading
For me, the best kept secrets of the Amish world lie far from Lancaster and Paradise, although these are certainly beautiful and worth the trip. I prefer to visit the Amish who are tucked away in valleys and hollows and sometimes deep in the woods of Clinton, Centre, and Elk Counties in … 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.
Q. If there was one luxury that Amish women could have in their homes that they don't, what would it be? ~ Rose Danielewicz A. An electric mixer would be a nice addition to an Amish kitchen. Using hand-cranked eggbeaters and wooden spoons requires a lot more energy and … Continue Reading
Q. I'm curious about hanging laundry on the clothing line outside in the colder months of the year. Would you please explain a bit how Amish women deal with getting the clothes dry after they are frozen stiff, or is there a technique they use to keep them from freezing? ~ Angela Oehlert … 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.
Thanksgiving morning dawns, and the family scurries about doing their morning chores and preparing and eating breakfast. Then they head to church where the service will be patterned after regular church services. Special songs will be sung, and the sermon will be focused on blessings and gratitude. … Continue Reading
I'm not a member of the Old Order Amish Church, but I've lived with Amish neighbors all my life. I have taught in Amish one-room schools and have Amish friends. As a writer of Amish romance fiction, I'm often surprised by the beliefs of some readers concerning the role of Amish woman in the Plain … Continue Reading