Friday, May 4, 2018

Amish Country Fried Pork Chops - Sunday Dinner Delight

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Amish Chicken and Biscuits

We went to the Charm Family Kitchen this week in Charm, Ohio. I had the chicken and biscuits. It was so good, I thought I'd share a chicken and biscuit recipe here. Now you can enjoy this filling meal, too.
Amish Buggies at the Charm Family Restaurant
Amish restaurant

  • For the Chicken:
  • 2 large chicken breast halves (bone-in)
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup white flour
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups frozen peas
  •                                                                                  For the Biscuits:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • Put chicken, chicken broth, onion, thyme, and pepper in a large saucepan . Bring to a boil. 
  • Reduce heat to low, cover, and continue cooking at a low simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink.
  • Remove the chicken from the broth; reserve the broth and set aside. 
  • Remove chicken from bone and chop.
  • Grease an 8 or 9-inch baking dish or spray it with nonstick cooking spray. 
  • Pre-heat oven to 375 F.
  • Place chicken in the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the cooked peas or peas and carrots over the chicken in the baking dish.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. 
  • Stir in the flour and cook, stirring for 2 minutes. 
  • Gradually add the 2 cups of chicken broth and continue cooking until thickened, stirring frequently. 
  • Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream to the sauce. 
  • Add salt and pepper, as desired.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken and vegetables in the baking dish.
Prepare the Biscuits
  • In a large bowl, mix the flour with the baking powder, 3/4 teaspoon of salt, and sugar.
  • With a fork, stir in the heavy cream until moistened. Turn the dough mixture out onto a floured surface and knead 3 or 4 times, just until the dough holds together.
  • Pat into a circle about 1/2 inch thick and cut out with 1 3/4 to 2-inch biscuit cutters.
  • Arrange the biscuits over the hot chicken and sauce mixture in the baking dish.
  • Gather the dough scraps together and cut out more biscuits, placing on the chicken mixture or on a greased baking sheet or pan. Repeat until all of the dough is used. 
  • Bake the chicken and biscuits and the plain biscuits until browned, about 20 to 24 minutes. 
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Amish Mud Sale Schedule 2018

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Amish Pasta Casserole - Perfect For A Blustery Day

Amish Pasta Casserole - Perfect For A Blustery Day


  • 16 oz Rigatoni
  • 1 TB Olive Oil
  • 1.5 pounds ground beef
  • 1 can  Tomato Soup 
  • 1 can  Mushroom Soup 
  • 1 cup Milk
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1 tsp Oregano


  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees – spray a large oven dish with cooking spray.
  • Cook the Pasta, in a large pot, as per the instructions on the box.
  • Meanwhile, saute the Onion in the Olive Oil until soft – add the Ground Beef and cook until done.
  • As soon as the Pasta is done – drain and return to the pot.
  • Add the cooked Meat, Oregano, Tomato and Mushroom Soups and Milk to the Pasta – stir through – season to taste with Salt and Pepper.
  • Transfer to the prepared oven dish – sprinkle with Paprika and Parsley – bake 25 – 30 minutes.

Serve with Parmesan cheese, fresh bread or garlic toast. the Amish on Facebook


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Monday, January 8, 2018

Hot Amish Potato Salad


This is one of my favorite side dishes. Hot, sweet and sour.
I usually leave out the eggs, but that is a personal choice.

    * 4 slices bacon
Amish potato salad in a white bowl    * ½ cup chopped onion
    * ½ cup chopped green pepper
    * ¼ cup vinegar
    * 1 teaspoon salt
    * 3 hard boiled eggs
    * 2/8 teaspoon pepper
    * 1 teaspoon sugar
    * 1 egg
  * 1 qt. hot, cubed, cooked potatoes
    * ¼ cup grated raw carrot

Dice bacon and pan fry. Add chopped onion and green pepper. Cook 3 minutes. Add vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar and beaten egg. Cook slightly. Add cubed potatoes, grated carrot and diced hard-cooked eggs. Blend and serve hot.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Amish Christmas Cookies Recipe.

 Amish Sugar Cookies

Homestyle Amish Sugar Cookies This image courtesy of

With this cookie dough batter, if you find that it is too sticky, add in a little more flour. If you find that it is too dry you can add a tablespoon of milk. The dough for these cookies is pretty forgiving if it needs to be adjusted slightly.


  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Sprinkles for topping (I prefer the sugar ones but the non-pariels are fun too)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt for 30 seconds, set aside. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, vegetable oil, granulated sugar and powdered sugar until blended. Mix in egg and vanilla. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until combined. Scoop dough out by the heaping tablespoonfuls and shape into balls, transfer dough balls to baking sheets spacing cookies 2-inches apart, flatten slightly and top with sprinkles as desired. Bake in preheated oven 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.
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Amish Eating Traditions
Unknown to many, the Amish are actually made up of distinct sub-groups (including Old Order Amish, New Order Amish, Mennonite, Beachy Amish, "Swiss" Mennonites, and Swatrzentruber Amish), each with its own rules on what and how to eat. For breakfast, many Amish enjoy "cornmeal mush," made from oven-roasted field corn. Each meal is special, and it is important to eat with the entire family, no matter how big, whenever possible. This family time is crucial to the development of children, since their access to the outside world is limited. Therefore, children are raised to eat anything and everything their parents eat. Talk about family traditions!

Source: "Cultural Diversity: Eating in America - Amish" from Ohio State University

Tears On Your Pillow Pie - Traditional Amish Pie Recipe

Tears On Your Pillow Pie

Tears On Your Pillow Pie
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An easy to make pie with a great taste.
 It is said,  Tears On Your Pillow Pie gets its name from the fact its a very thin pie and can collapse in the oven, which may have caused some tears in the kitchen in the past.
It is a classic Amish pie. You will love it! Simply follow the step-by-step instructions and soon you'll be enjoying one of the best old-fashioned desserts out there!

1 /3 cup butter, melted
1 1 /2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 /2 cup evaporated milk
1-9 inch unbaked pie shell
Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, brown sugar, eggs, flour, and milk until well-blended. Pour the filling into the pie shell. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Turn off oven and leave the pie for 1 hour.

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