Tasty Tuesday ~ Canning String Beans

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Tasty Tuesday

With Cindy Linthicum

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

This past weekend, my mom and I canned string beans with our sweet Amish friend, Barbara. No cookbook recipe this week – I think this one is better; comes directly from my friend. You can’t get better than that, right? I have always wanted to learn to can, but never really had the time, so we made a canning date for Saturday. I quickly put it on the calendar and blocked out the entire day. Mom had canned lots of stuff when my brother and I were lots younger, so she knew the ropes and how long it takes...

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Tasty Tuesday ~ Amish Apple Crisp

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Happy Tuesday everyone!  Cindy is enjoying the week off so you’re stuck with me :)  I want to share with you a wonderful dessert that one of the ladies who cooked for my Whoopie Pie Place store used to fix for her family. Doesn’t this recipe sound just delicious?  It is!  Hope you enjoy it!

~ Blessings

           Pam

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Tasty Tuesday ~ Blueberry Muffins

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Tasty Tuesday

With Cindy Linthicum

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

It seems like we have been spending almost every weekend in Amish Country. We are blessed to only live 90 minutes away from it. Lots of fresh produce is now available at the Amish roadside stands. We bought a dozen ears of corn and some tomatoes since ours in the garden are still green. It has been so wet here that I’m not sure if our vegetable garden is going to amount to anything. I did see one lonely string bean on a plant tonight when I made my rounds though. There is always hope. And the birds nicely planted sunflower seeds for me, so I’ve been enjoying the pretty yellow blooms. It’s a plus having the bird feeder close to the garden I guess...

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Front Porch Friday ~ Amish Weddings

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Welcome to Front Porch Friday!

You never know what you might here…

As I sit on the porch this morning, enjoying my cup of coffee, my mind is on the upcoming wedding of my youngest daughter.  In 24hours, this porch will be a hustle and bustle of all things white.  Weddings now days aren’t your traditional church weddings.  They are performed in many venues such as barns, beaches, and sides of hills.  For the Amish, they have maintained their traditional Amish weddings.  The following post is by Lue Shelter.  Lue is former Amish and will share with you some of the things you will find at an Amish wedding.

Amish weddings used to be much more “massive” in size...

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Tasty Tuesday ~ Corn Bread

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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 Tasty Tuesday. For this week’s recipe, I chose one for corn bread out of the Amish Country Cookbook Volume I. I made muffins instead of actual bread, but used the same recipe. I just divided the recipe in half, so I wouldn’t have a ton of corn muffins. And before someone asks how I divided three eggs in half, I used egg beaters which makes measuring eggs for something like this a whole lot easier, and I don’t see a taste difference.

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Here is this week’s recipe:

Corn Bread, Sue Miller (Manager), Amish Country Cookbook Volume I, page 5

3 eggs

1 3/4 cup flour

1 1/2 cup corn meal

2 1/2 T. sugar

1 T. baking powder

3/4 c...

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Front Porch Friday ~

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Welcome to Front Porch Friday!

Happy 4th of July Weekend!!

What better way to enjoy this holiday than to read a great book.  How blessed we are to have the freedom to read whatever we want.  Here are some freebies & bargains that might add some sparkle to your holiday reading!  (click on each photo to get these fantastic deals) *ALWAYS check the price before buying!!

In small town Laurel Ridge, not everything is as simple as it appears

After a terrible betrayal, Allison Standish flees Philadelphia for the small Amish village of Laurel Ridge to claim an unexpected inheritance...

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Tasty Tuesday ~ Lemon Blueberry Bread

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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 day of June! I can’t believe half the year is over. This week’s recipe is for Lemon Blueberry Bread. Figured I needed to use up some of those 4 ½ pounds of blueberries we picked last week. And since we had weather in the 70’s this past weekend, it was perfect to be in the kitchen.

This week’s recipe comes from Seasonal Garden Cooking and Family Favorites. Since I wanted to do something with blueberries, I went right to the blueberries section and found a couple recipes I wanted to try. The combination of lemons and blueberries sounded pretty good.

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The recipe is on page 124 for those of you who have this cookbook...

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Tasty Tuesday

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Tasty Tuesday

With Cindy Linthicum

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

Another hot week in store for us here in Maryland! This heat, as well as the thunderstorms, is really helping our vegetable garden grow. Hubby picked more peas this past weekend and lots of plants are blooming. I am so ready for my first homegrown tomato.

We had 12 readers share their favorite summertime meals on last week’s blog post. It made me hungry reading about all of your great meals. I chose one name to win a copy of Seasonal Garden Cooking and Family Favorites.

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bowl of names

And the winner is…

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Betty Hallett

Congratulations Betty! Please send me a private message on Facebook, so I can get your cookbook in the mail to you.

And if you didn’t win thi...

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Tasty Tuesday ~ Giveaway

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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 Tasty Tuesday! This week, since it has been in the mid-90’s for a few days and just too hot to play in the kitchen, I am hosting a contest for an awesome cookbook, Seasonal Garden Cooking and Family Favorites. I love how this cookbook is divided up into sections by food.

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All you have to do to enter this contest is leave a comment either here on this blog post at Whoopie Pie Place or on my personal blog post for Tasty Tuesday at charmcityramblings.wordpress.com of what your favorite summertime meal is by Saturday June 20 (midnight eastern time).

Mine, hands down, would be corn on the cob and fresh tomatoes right out of our garde...

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Tasty Tuesday ~ Strawberry Pie

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Tasty Tuesday

With Cindy Linthicum

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

It’s strawberry time! While up in Amish Country, almost every stand we passed had strawberries for sale. Must be a great growing year for them. So, of course, I just had to buy four quarts of them to make a couple pies. When we camped up there over Memorial Day weekend, we stopped off at an Amish stand that had fresh strawberry shortcake. We bought one, and it was so good that we ate that in three sittings and picked up another one as dessert for dinner with our Amish friends. They enjoyed it too as well as a few other yummies I picked up from our favorite bake stand.

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This week’s recipe comes from the Amish Country Cookbook Volume I (Favorite ...

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