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.
  • 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 


  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.