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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Tasty Tuesday ~ Peanut Butter 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 another Tasty Tuesday! Can’t believe we are already over half way thru the month of April.

This week’s recipe comes from the Apple Pie & Apron Strings Cookbook again. I’ll say it again – I just love this cookbook. It’s full of all sorts of recipes and would be a good addition to your kitchen if you enjoy cooking and baking. And it would make an awesome gift for a bridal shower.

As our other Easter dinner dessert, I made the Peanut Butter Pie on page 357. It was easy to whip up and doesn’t get baked, so it didn’t tie up my oven, so other things could be made. That definitely helped out a lot.

It was a really delicious cream...

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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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Taking life one page at a time in Paradise

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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