Tasty Tuesday ~ Oatmeal Pie

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Tasty Tuesday

With Cindy Linthicum

Introducing you to some interesting cookbooks, recipes, etc. found while rambling through Amish country

Welcome to this week’s NOT So Tasty Tuesday. I knew there would be at least one fail. And this happens to be it. I’ve seen oatmeal pie at several PA Dutch restaurants, but have never tried it. I hear it tastes like pecan pie, just a cheaper version for those who cannot afford expensive pecans. So I decided to make one as part of our Easter dessert. Can you say mega fail?

While I was putting it together, my husband asked what I was fixing, so I told him and his face said it all. All scrunched up in a “ewww” kind of look. I just brushed him off and continued on making the recipe...

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Carolyn’s Corner ~ My Father’s House

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My Father’s House by Todd Saville

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While, My Father’s House, may be Todd Saville’s first novel, I certainly hope it is not his last. My Father’s House is the most thought provoking books that I have ever read. Cole grew up in a small town where he wasn’t from the richest family (so he thought), or the poorest. He didn’t have the sporty car, or biggest home or the best of everything, but he did have parents that loved him. Just how important is that to teenagers? Cole was embarrassed about not having the best like his friends. He vowed to work hard in college and work hard at his job to be the best at his job. He could now have the best. He wouldn’t be embarrassed anymore.

Cole’s father had repeatedly had health...

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Partial Sight

47a750a3f8a982af599c87593a9b7e92Each quarter, members of Bayside Community Church in Bradenton, FL have a resource available to them that is a daily devotional.  This quarter it’s “Revolution”.  I will admit that of late, I am behind in reading it daily.  While walking the dogs this morning, the urge to read it became strong.  Does that ever happen to you?  Something gets laid on your heart & mind in a way that you can’t shake it.  I’ve had that feeling of late of something bad and can’t shake it. Maybe that’s just “season” that I am in.  Whatever it is… I don’t like it.  Although my problems may not be as big as most individual’s, for me they are huge.  I’ve found that when I am on the path that God’s will is laying out in front of me, the devil throws a road block in front of each step.  This past year has proven that...

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Decluttering My Life

Decluttering My Life

by Sue Laitinen

God is our refuge and strength
It’s funny how life has a way of showing you how good it can be, yet knock you on your knees at the same time, isn’t it?
As we all go through life and sprout our wings, we gather things. Both physical items such as our personal belongings, and things more profound, such as our loved ones and our personal memories of the paths we’ve taken that got us to where we are. And most importantly, our faith. But when something profound happens in our lives, to either ourselves or a significant loved one, it puts a whole new spin on what really matters in life.

As many know, I’ve had a significant impact in my life lately, health wise…not just myself, but also my husband. While I had the wind knocked out of my sails with my diagnosis, it wasn’t finished there...

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Tasty Tuesday ~ Cookie Mix In A Jar

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Tasty Tuesday

With Cindy Linthicum

Introducing you to some interesting cookbooks, recipes, etc. found while rambling through Amish country

Welcome to the first Tuesday of April!

Since Easter was this past weekend, I needed a few little gifts for some special people. I thought these jars of cookie mixes would be a great idea. Something I can share with them, and then they can share the finished cookies with someone else. The gift that gives!

This recipe comes from Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook. There is also a recipe for Brownies In A Jar too. I love homemade gifts, because they come from the heart. You can find this recipe that I made on page 53 if you already own this cookbook. If not, I will include it here.

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Cookie Mix In A Jar

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Tasty Tuesday ~ Wacky Cake

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Tasty Tuesday

With Cindy Linthicum

Introducing you to some interesting cookbooks, recipes, etc. found while rambling through Amish country

Welcome to the last Tuesday of March…another month has flown by.

This week’s recipe fits me to a tee. Wacky Cake! My life has been wacky these past few months to say the least. And the company I work for is celebrating its 15th anniversary on Wednesday, so I figured a wacky cake for a wacky crew.

I can remember my mom making this cake for many years. It’s a delicious chocolate cake – very moist, and I guess it’s called wacky since it contains vinegar. Yep, you read that right – there are two tablespoons of vinegar included in the batter, but you can’t taste it at all.

This week’s recipe comes from the Apple Pie and Apron Strings Coo...

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Carolyn’s Corner ~ A Faith Of Her Own

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A Faith of Her Own

by Kathleen Fuller

41VWILOqhHL._UY250_Anna Mae, has grown up with her friends Jeremiah and his brother Amos. They have promised to always be there for each other, however as life goes, Jeremiah decided to pursue his dream of becoming a Vet. He left his Amish community and lived with the local vet and worked as an apprentice until leaving for school to make his dream come true. Just when Jeremiah has finished school, Dr. Miller has had an accident and has ask Jeremiah to return to Middlefield and help him until he recovers. This is the first time Jeremiah has returned since leaving four years prior.

Anna Mae had been there for Amos, who is mentally challenged...

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Tasty Tuesday ~ Chewy Cocoa Brownies

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Tasty Tuesday

With Cindy Linthicum

Introducing you to some interesting cookbooks, recipes, etc. found while rambling through Amish country

Welcome to the first Tuesday in spring. Yay! On our first day of spring, we got a couple inches of snow, but fortunately the weekend warmed up a bit, so it disappeared right quick. Sure hope winter is finished for the season. I am ready to see some color in our flower gardens. The crocuses are blooming and daffodils and tulips are popping through the dirt. Hubby planted seeds for broccoli, carrots, kale (yuck!), spinach (double yuck!), and brussel sprouts (triple yuck!).

This week’s recipe comes from the Apple Pie and Apron Strings Cookbook. It includes recipes from every corner of Amish America...

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Tasty Tuesday ~ No Bake Chocolate Cookies

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Tasty Tuesday

With Cindy Linthicum

Introducing you to some interesting cookbooks, recipes, etc. found while rambling through Amish country

This week’s recipe again comes from Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook. On page 116, I found a recipe for No Bake Chocolate Cookies. They sounded easy enough to make, and I had all the ingredients within reach to whip up a batch.

Here’s the recipe for you to give them a try…

No Bake Chocolate Cookies – Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook, Page 116

(By Vonda Yoder, Middlebury, IN)

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup milk

1/4 teaspoon salt

4 teaspoons cocoa

1/2 cup margarine

1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 cups oats

In a medium saucepan, mix sugar, milk, salt, cocoa, and margarine, and cook ...

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

An Irish Blessing for you today

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May the road rise to meet you,

may the wind be ever at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

and the rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,

may God hold you in the palm of his hand

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Here are some interesting facts that I found interesting that I wanted to share with you…

~ Patrick’s “real” name was Maewyn Succat, or in Latin, Magonus Succetus,” He took on the name Patrick when he became a priest.

~ Approximately 13 million pints of Guinness will be consumed worldwide on St. Patrick’s Day (according to WalletHub)

~ The phrase “drowning the shamrock” is rooted in a tradition in which a shamrock worn on the lapel for St. Patrick’s Day was tossed in the last drink of the evening.

~ The shamrock was...

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