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September 26, 2014

An Amish Recipe for Oatmeal Bread

Next up in testing recipes for Gather Round the Amish Table is Mother’s Oatmeal Bread. (Here are my other two tests, for Chocolate Cake and Amish Pecan Sticky Buns.) Yes, I’ve written about another oatmeal bread recipe that is my family’s ALL TIME FAVORITE from More with Less Cookbook, so I had mixed feelings trying […]

April 6, 2013

Bake Something Saturday: Finding not just harmony but BLISS in a bite of bread

Like many Mennonite* girls who got married in the 70s, one of my favorite wedding presents was More with Less Cookbook. We got married the year it was first published, 1976, when it quickly became a kind of cult classic, on its way to best seller status. Valerie Weaver-Zercher says the way you can find […]

February 21, 2015

Quick and Easy Breakfast Pastry: Ree Drummond French Puffs

  These sound fancier than they are. What’s a “pioneer woman” doing making French pastry, anyway? (I love that she explains it’s an old mimeographed recipe she picked up in high school French class. Love!) They are basically disguised muffins. However, they are super simple, delicious, and like she points out, they nuke well, so […]

November 9, 2013

Finding harmony in the kitchen: Now, this is my kind of soup too

I will never forget the first time I made stew for Stuart in the first year we were married. My stew had big chunks of beef, potatoes, cabbage, onion, carrots, and beef broth–and that was about it. Perfectly fine stew in my book, and in my family’s tradition. He looked at it, ate a few […]

January 8, 2016

When Life Gives You Bananas …

… you make banana nut bread, ok? If you want my story, read on. If you want to skip to this rather easy and delicious recipe from Mennonite Recipes of the Shenandoah Valley, (Phyllis Pellman Good and Kate Good, Good Books), scroll down. This is a story of travel and bananas and guilt and not throwing out $2.00 […]

August 1, 2015

Super Easy Microwave Sweet Pickles

So, I do NOT have cucumbers coming out my ears this year. Last year and the year before, we picked and gave away literally thousands, that’s THOUSANDS of the sometimes prolific vegetable that is every dieter’s friend in its raw state. Hundreds of web searchers found my recipe for Midget Sweet Pickles. (Which are NOT […]

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