Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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Dennis Regling's newest book, 
"Have An Amish Christmas" is now available at Amazon.






Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Amish Christmas - New Book

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Have An Amish Christmas
 

Authored by Dennis Regling

Christmas is the biggest holiday on the Amish calendar.
Learn about how the Amish celebrate Christmas, the songs they sing and the recipes they use for the BEST Christmas dinner imaginable.
Amish Christmas cookie recipes, Amish dinner recipes, "Second" Christmas, Amish poetry, and much more.

Includes the secret Amish Christmas Cookie Recipe.


Publication Date: Dec 01 2015
ISBN/EAN13: 1519621221 / 9781519621221
Page Count: 60
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Language: English

Monday, October 26, 2015

Amish Bumbleberry Pie Recipe

Amish Bumbleberry Pie
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup chopped rhubarb
  • 1 cup chopped, peeled McIntosh apples
  • 1 cup sugar, plus additional for topping
  • 1 /3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 425.
  2. Use your favorite pie crust recipe and put into a 9 inch pie pan.
  3. Trim the overhang to even with the top of pie pan.
  4. Set another rolled out crust aside.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients until well blended.
  6. Spoon the fruit filling into the pie crusts.
  7. Cover the pie with the top crust.
  8. Use some water to wet the rim of the bottom crust, that will help both crusts adhere together.
  9. Crimp the crusts together all the way around.
  10. Make three slits in crust.
  11. Sprinkle the top with a little sugar.
  12. Bake for 15 minutes and then decrease the heat to 325° F and bake for another 30 minutes until the crust is golden and the fruit filling begins to bubble out through the slits.
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Amish "Crack": Cashew Crunch Recipe

Amish "Crack": Cashew Crunch
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 10 servings
Amish crack
Ingredients
  • 1 cuup butter
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsb light corn syrup
  • 2 c. cashews
Instructions
  1. Lightly butter a cookie sheet.
  2. In a heavy pan cook and stir the butter, sugar and corn syrup over low heat until the butter is melted and the mixture comes to a boil.
  3. Cook until it starts to turn golden brown (290 degrees F on a candy thermometer) like peanut brittle.
  4. Remove from heat. Quickly stir in cashews.
  5. Pour out onto prepared cookie sheet. Cool completely.
  6. Break up into pieces. Store in airtight container.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Amazing Mysteries of Mathematics School Assembly Show

Winfield Amish Community’s Creative Compromise

The Slow Moving Vehicle triangle is just another part of the scenery in most Amish communities. The majority of Amish people willingly use the warning insignia and probably give it little thought. In most places they are such a standard part of the buggy’s appearance, that it is odd to see a vehicle without one.
Some Amish object to the SMV sign however, on grounds including its gaudy colors, and the fact that it is a man-made symbol, suggesting a lack of trust in God’s plan.
winfield-pa-buggy-without-smv
A few groups of Amish, notably the Swartzentruber affiliation, simply do not use the triangle. This has led to legal conflict in some places, but generally is accepted in areas where they live.

However, another traditional community has a different solution. The Nebraska Amish settlement at Winfield, Pennsylvania uses the triangle on the road, but then removes it when parked.

Jerry notes:
The sign came off right after the horse was tied and before the horse was unhooked.  It happened every time and I’ve only seen it here in Winfield.  Hopefully you can see from the pic that a pair of matching brackets are on the buggy and sign.  The sign sits on this bracket when moving.
To my knowledge, Nebraska Amish in other areas (Big Valley and northeastern Ohio) do not do this.

I am told by someone else who would know that this practice is a way to comply while on the road, but the removal of the sign is a symbolic gesture that it’s not a welcome feature on their transportation.
Just another small example of the different worldly accommodations found across Amish society.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

New York Times Bestselling Author, Beverly Lewis, Visits Puskarich Public Library on September 10th, 2015



New York Times Bestselling Author, Beverly Lewis, Visits Puskarich Public Library on September 10th, 2015.

Beverly Lewis is The New York Times bestselling author of more than eighty books.Award-winning, bestselling author Beverly Lewis will make an exceptional 22 stops through Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky in promotion of The Photograph, a stand-alone novel set in Lancaster County.

With nearly 20 million copies of her books in print, Beverly will greet fans during the 10-day tour and sign The Photograph, along with other reader favorites, on Thursday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the Puskarich Public Library located at 200 E. Market St., Cadiz. For more information please call 740.942.2623.

As one of the top-selling authors in the inspirational market, Lewis in not only the leading author of Amish fiction, but also its pioneer: She created the genre with the release of her first novel, The Shunning, in 1997. Recent surges in both reader interest and publisher output of Amish fiction have gained national attention, garnering coverage by Time magazine, the BBC World News service, The Wall Street Journal, and Nightline, among others.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Amish Skillet Pizza

Amish Skillet Pizza:
Melt butter in cast iron skillet
Preheat to 425
Line bottom and sides of pan with shredded potatoes
Salt or Garlic salt over the potatoes
Brown ground beef and drain add over potatoes
Beat together 2 eggs and 1/2 c.milk pour over meat
This holds mixture together
I added diced tomatoes any variety  pizza sauce
Bake for approx 20 min
Remove and cover with cheese bake about 5-10 more min.


Amish Skillet Pizza

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Amish Cabbage Casserole: Fall Recipe Full Of Goodness.

With harvest coming, it's time to consider what to do with all the cabbage. For a delicious dinner, try this Amish cabbage casserole.


Made with fresh cabbage, every bite brings the comfort of home. Amish cooking is always perfect for a simple yet delicious dish.
Ingredients
  • 1 medium green cabbage, cut into thin wedges
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, finely chopped 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
     
  2. Combine cabbage wedges and water in a large saucepan; cover and cook over medium heat 15 minutes. Drain well, and place cabbage wedges in a 12 x 8 x 2-inch baking dish.
     
  3. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook over low heat 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Stir in the salt and pepper. Pour mixture over cabbage, and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. 
  4. Combine cheese, mayonnaise, chili sauce, onion, and green bell pepper; stir well, and spread over cabbage. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Five States Where Amish Could Start New Communities

 Five States Where Amish Could Start New Communities

Amish Farm

 

1. New Hampshire

Since Vermont has recently drawn interest, and Maine already has five communities of its own, New Hampshire might one day attract its own Amish population.
“Live Free or Die” is the state motto. New Hampshire’s libertarian bent would likely bode well for conservative Amish wishing to avoid conflicts over lifestyle seen in other places.
Also, the overall tax burden in the state is low, though property taxes are rather high.

 2. North Dakota

Amish have lived here multiple times–including four communities pre-1950. They already have the other Dakota covered (albeit with a single small settlement).
Amish in non-traditional regions often have to be more flexible with how they make a living (such as those living in Colorado’s San Luis Valley).

This would likely be true in North Dakota. Difficult climate and growing conditions hampered some of those early settlements.
But since non-agricultural business is now a strong part of Amish culture, success here may be more possible today than in the past.

 3. Utah

A conservative state perhaps more readily associated with non-mainstream religion than any other. Amish have been steadily creeping in this direction, having settled Colorado and Wyoming in recent years.
Mennonites from South Carolina recently started a ministry in the Utah Valley (an effort encouraged by Christian Aid Ministries).
In fact, the pastor in charge of the new church said “We have a lot of good LDS friends…We haven’t met too much resistance. We have similarities (with the LDS religion) in family values.”
Also, Amish appreciate outdoor beauty. The state actually has a modest dairy industry.

 4. Alabama

Another place where Amish have lived in the past–albeit on only one occasion, in the early 1900s. Historically, Amish settlement has been quite rare in the Deep South.
However, Amish today have a strong-ish presence in Tennessee, and a single community in neighboring Mississippi.
In fact, two of the Tennessee settlements are within 30 miles of the Alabama border, so this one seems quite possible.


5. Alaska

This one might sound far-fetched. But Amish have on several occasions tried to settle way off the beaten path (e.g. British Columbia or Paraguay).
And you might be surprised to learn that in 2010 Amish made a scouting trip to the 49th state, though they failed to find a suitable location.
However, all it takes is a few families with a sense of adventure and enough change in the pocketbook to make an attempt.
It’s unlikely a settlement would last for a long time in Alaska, though, which has been the case with most other “remote” settlement tries.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Homemade Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing

Homemade Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing
Prep time: 
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 cups Miracle Whip
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 /2 cups vinegar
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 /4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
Instructions
  1. Whip everything together and drizzle on your favorite salad.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Best-Ever Amish Macaroni Salad

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For the best results you really should try to make this salad the night before, it allows the flavors to really meld and permeate the pasta.

Best-Ever Amish Macaroni Salad
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: serves 15
 
Ingredients

  • 1 lb macaroni
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup grated carrots
  • ¼ cup chopped onions
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs (reserve 1 to slice for garnish, and chop the remaining 5)
  • paprika, for garnish
Tip: I like to add a couple cans of Tuna Fish. Mmmmmmmm.

DRESSING
  • 2 cups Miracle Whip
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoons celery seed
  • 1 table spoon dried parsley
Instructions
  1. Cook macaroni as directed on package; drain and cool.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients so they are well-combined and smooth.
  3. In a large bowl, gently combine the macaroni, celery, carrots, onions, tomato, and 5 chopped eggs.
  4. Fold the dressing gently into the macaroni salad mixture.
  5. Place into your serving bowl and garnish with the reserved sliced egg and sprinkle with paprika.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

One-Hour Amish Dinner Rolls

 
Amish Dinner Rolls
One-Hour Amish Dinner Rolls
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Yield: 15 rolls

Ingredients
  • 3 3/4 - 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp rapid rise yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup very warm water
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, diced into 1 Tbsp pieces, plus more for tops
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer whisk together 4 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt.
  • To a medium bowl add water, milk and butter. Stir to partially melt butter (you just want to make sure it's softened through).
  • Pour milk mixture into dry mixture in bowl of electric stand mixer along with lemon juice. Set mixer with a hook attachment then set mixer on low speed and gradually increase to medium-low, knead about 3 - 4 minutes until smooth and elastic while adding additional flour as necessary (dough should be lightly sticky but manageable).
  • Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and rest 5 minutes. Meanwhile butter a 13 by 9-inch baking dish.
  • Drop dough onto a lightly floured surface. Shape into an evenly level square, about 9 by 9-inches. Cut into 16 equal portions (don't have to be exact). Shape dough into 15 balls, while using excess dough from the 16th portion to add to smaller rounds as needed, and place shaped dough portions into prepared baking dish.
  • Dampen hands with water and brush tops of dough with the water (just so they don't dry while rising in oven). Transfer to oven, close oven and turn oven off, allow rolls to rise 20 minutes (don't open oven door). Remove from oven and preheat oven to 375 degrees (this should take about 5 minutes, so just allow rolls to rest on counter while oven preheats).
  • Bake in preheated oven 14 - 16 minutes until tops are golden brown. Remove from oven and run the top of a stick of butter along tops of rolls just to coat. Serve warm. Store in an airtight container.

Friday, February 20, 2015

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Yellow Amish Buggies of Big Valley, Pennsylvania.

The most unlikely of Amish buggy colors, the striking lemon-topped vehicles of the Byler churches, mainly in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania’s Big Valley settlement, are hard to miss.
This is the rarest of carriage hues, with only five church districts in this affiliation as of 2012 (see The Amish, p 139).

The theory is that early tops were made from unbleached oilcloth–the same kind once used for raincoats–which had a pale yellow tone (Plain Buggies, p. 56).

To be sure, this is an unforgettable color, and in a culture that values plainness, a little surprising to see. But it’s a custom that’s been around a long time.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Amish Ice Harvesting

No electricity - does that mean no refrigeration for food? Absolutely not. Places like Lehman's sell refrigerators that run off propane. I once had one that ran off kerosene. There is also the old fashioned icebox. 

The icebox is a cabinet for food. A block of ice is put in to chill the interior. At one time, icemen delivered blocks of ice to homes across America.


Amish in Wisconsin and other areas harvest ice each year. Groups that do not use electricity will have iceboxes to keep food fresh. The ice is cut and stored for use during the year.
  • 25-30 tons of ice are needed to fill a 12 x 12 x 8 foot ice house
  • The Amish use a circular saw on a sled, supplemented by a chain saw
  • Workers wear “ice cleats” for traction 
  • Each load weighs about a ton-and-a-half and is hauled by at least two or three horses
  • The ice they gather is worth $5000 to $6000
  • The ice house may be a refrigerated truck body, but the preferred house is a two-foot-thick Styrofoam structure
  • 30+ tons of ice is enough “for even a couple of families” and may last into a second year

Ice harvesting can be a fun, community event with women bringing hot drink and doughnuts and “friendly competition” of sliding ice cakes across the frozen surface.
Ice cutting
Amish Wagon Hauling Ice
Sounds like a fun day if you don’t mind the subzero cold.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

EPA Attacks The Amish & The Rural Poor With New Wood Stove Rules

EPA Makes Wood-Burning Stoves Unaffordable to Save the Planet

All they have to do is claim that it’s all the save the planet, and they can create as many regulations as they want, thereby making certain appliances a lot less affordable for the people who depend on those appliances the most.
Many people in rural areas rely on wood-burning stoves to keep themselves warm during winter. A large percentage of Amish homes rely on wood stoves for heating and cooking. Many nonAmish in rural areas also depend on wood for heat. The new regulations made by the EPA will make them more expensive for these people to own. 
The EPA has finalized a 344-page rule to make wood stoves more environmentally friendly, meaning that millions of Americans will soon be forced to buy more expensive wood-fired stoves.
Republican lawmakers have opposed the rule, saying it would harm millions in rural America, including the Amish,  that rely on wood stoves to heat their homes every winter. With natural gas and electricity prices on the rise, wood stoves can be an economical choice for many living in the countryside.
“The EPA’s shortsighted regulatory overreach is once again hitting hardworking Montanans in their pocketbooks,” said Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines.
Some 2.4 million American households rely on      wood stoves for heat. When the agency proposed the rule last year, critics argued 80 percent of wood stoves in use would not meet tightened standards and consumers would never be able to buy them brand new — raising energy costs for millions of people during the coldest times of the year.
“Thousands of Montanans rely on wood burning stoves for affordable, cost-effective energy — yet once again, the EPA is moving forward with new, costly regulations that could stand in the way of Montanans’ access to new residential wood heaters or burden Montana families with higher costs,” Daines said.
The EPA will apparently graciously not require people to buy the new, more expensive wood stoves, even if they have now don’t meet the new regulations. In other words, if they like their wood stoves, they can keep them. I know we’ve heard something like that before, but I can’t recall what the context was exactly. But I seem to remember that it didn’t turn out to be true. But I’m sure in this case, it’s all true, and those 2.4 million people who rely on wood stoves won’t be forced to replace their wood stoves with something they can’t afford.
It’s good that they’re cracking down on lower income people who own and use wood-burning stoves to keep themselves warm, thereby making the poor poorer. And it’s good that they completely ignore the 1,700 some private jets that descended on Switzerland for the global warming conference. Because that wouldn’t be fair to crack down on them. They’re the ones making the rules that keep us safe. They shouldn’t be forced to live consistently with the rules they force on us serfs.