Amish Potato Salad

Amish Potato Salad goes with practically anything, from picnics to lunch to dinner! This good old-fashioned deli salad combines cooked potatoes with creamy yellow sweet and sour dressing enriched with hard boiled eggs, sour cream and mustard. What’s different about Amish Potato Salad is that it is much sweeter than regular potato salad, but you can adjust the amount of sugar to your liking. You’ll be surprised how simple it is to make this recipe. Just mix all dressing ingredients in a bowl and toss over boiled potatoes. That’s it!...more

Shortcut Amish Friendship Bread (no starter)

I wanted to make Amish Friendship Bread for a very long time. But whenever I look at the recipe and see that it requires starter which needs 10 days of stirring and waiting to be done, I quickly lose interest. I thought, would it be possible to cheat a little bit? So, I used same ingredients for starter as the original recipe, but also added some fresh yeast. I know, yeast and sourdough are not the same, the sourdough lands a little bit of acidity to the bread, but the difference is so small that it can easily be ignored....more

Six Years After The Nickel Mines Tragedy: What I Learned About Grace And Forgiveness From My Amish Neighbors

Six years ago, we experienced a local tragedy that was just monstrous in its proportions. The Nickel Mines tragedy rocked not just a tiny Amish community, but the nation as well. On October 2, 2006, a man walked into an Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Lancaster County, PA, taking ten young girls hostage....more

Raisina The Dead

Wordless Wednesday - Mud Auction

Anne KimballBringing Borya HomePassed by an auction on the way home from Lancaster last w/e, and decided to have a look-see.  Round here, these firehouse auctions in the spring are known as "Mud Auctions".  There's a reason for that....more

Guest Post!

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I just wanted to pop in and thank you for your sweet visit and hoppin' on my blog. I sure hope ...more

A Former Amish Woman Speaks

A former Amish woman who left the Order when she was married and in her 30s has graciously allowed me to interview her about the Amish experience. Once she began questioning the 'faith', her troubles began inside this closed society. All these words belong entirely to 'Deborah' and because of her current contacts with the Amish, she must remain anonymous....more
i enjoyed reading your post.  I grew up hearing such stories about the Amish and how near ...more

The Crucible--Interview of a {former Amish} Woman, Part I

An Amish woman who was shunned for her faith and left the Order when she was married and in her 30's, is going to be opening up about her experience. Once she began questioning the "faith" based on Jesus Christ, her troubles began inside the Order. She's now ready to start sharing her story and has graciously allowed me to interview her. All the words are solely "Deborah's" and in her "voice" and because of her contacts, in present day, with the Amish, she needs to remain anonymous (thank you for understanding, ahead of time)....more

Wordless Wednesday

Anne Kimball Bringing Borya Home Wordless Wednesday   ...more