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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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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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Tasty Tuesday ~ Fruit Dip

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Tasty Tuesday

With Cindy Linthicum

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

Wow! The first Tuesday of June! Hope you all had a fantastic May and a nice Memorial Day weekend.

This week’s recipe is out of the Cooking with the Fishers cookbook. The Fishers are local to Lancaster County and have a produce stand during the warmer months in Ronks, PA. It should be opening soon if not already. I chose the Fruit Dip recipe on page 26 to try out this week since I had extra strawberries needing to be used, and I wasn’t quite ready for another pie yet.

As you can see, this recipe doesn’t make a lot of dip, so it’s perfect for just a couple people...

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Tasty Tuesday ~ Strawberry Muffins

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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 mid-May’s Tasty Tuesday. Another recipe I chose out of the Seasonal Garden Cooking and Family Favorites for our Mother’s Day dinner was Strawberry Muffins. Since I had a couple pounds of strawberries on hand, I figured this was a good way to use them. And it changed up the dinner bread from just plain ol’ bread to something with a little bit more flavor.

Let me tell you – when these were baking, oh my word! My kitchen smelled wonderfully good, and it took every bit of my being to not eat one before our Sunday dinner. Even when I got up Sunday morning, the kitchen still smelled delicious...

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Tasty Tuesday ~ Golden Carrot Coins

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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 recipe. Since this past Sunday was Mother’s Day and I fixed dinner for my momma, I was looking for a side dish that I could also incorporate into this week’s Tasty Tuesday. When Mom and I were up in Amish Country a couple weeks ago, one of the Amish owned rubber stamp stores we frequent, Countryside Creations in Gordonville, PA, was selling a new Amish cookbook, so of course, we just had to purchase it. And let me say, it is really a neat cookbook. It is called Seasonal Garden Cooking and Family Favorites, and the recipes are broken down by food type – such as carrots, strawberries, zucchini, etc...

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Tasty Tuesday ~ Breakfast Casserole

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Tasty Tuesday

With Cindy Linthicum

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

Happy May 5th! This week’s recipe is one that I fix quite a bit – sometimes for breakfast and sometimes for dinner. We love breakfast for dinner at my house.

This week’s Breakfast Casserole recipe comes from a very dear Amish family that I have known for almost 14 years. The family had their recipes published years ago, and I am not sure if you can still get a copy of this book or not. I know some of the local Lancaster Country tourist places sold it for a while, and you could get it from the Fishers if you were one of the lucky ones to have dinner at their home if you stayed at a bed and breakfast nearby...

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Tasty Tuesday ~ Easy Taco Skillet Meal

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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 another Tasty Tuesday! This one being the last one in April – wow!

This week’s recipe again comes from the Apple Pie & Apron Strings Cookbook. I’ll move onto another cookbook next week to give you all a break on this one even though there are so many awesome recipes in this book.

I wouldn’t normally associate the Amish and tacos, but this week’s recipe sure has me doing that. This week I made the Easy Taco Skillet Meal. Another recipe where I had all the ingredients on hand – which always makes my life easier. It was like eating a taco without the shell. I served it in bowls and topped it only with the sour cream...

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