The Essential Amish Cookbook

The Essential Amish Cookbook Taste the goodness of Amish life. Bestselling cookbook author and food columnist Lovina Eicher brings together the best of Amish cooking in The Essential Amish Cookbook: Everyday Recipes from Farm and Pantry. Join Eicher as she shares traditional Amish recipes along with her own kitchen tips and secrets. Growing up, Eicher learned to cook and bake at an early age alongside her mother, longtime columnist and Amish cookbook author Elizabeth Coblentz, and has put those skills {Read More}

How to Live a Slow{er} & More Peaceful Life

Too often we rush through life. We speed through our neighborhoods and cities without truly seeing what we’re passing. We don’t have time for friends, and because of that when we truly need a friend no one is around. In the Amish community, travel is done at the speed of a buggy. They attend church with those who live closest to them. They help a neighbor, knowing they will have a day when help is needed. And because of that, {Read More}

Multiple Choice Interview | Amish Reader

I recently had the pleasure of visiting to answer a fun multiple-choice interview and to celebrate the release of Sewn with Joy. Read the interview below and make sure to enter their giveaway of a Whirley-Pop popcorn popper gift set, a $25 gift card, and two copies of Sewn with Joy! To get your name in the drawing, fill out the form HERE!) Interview with Tricia Goyer: Multiple Choice 1. The tastiest topping for popcorn is… Butter Caramel Nothing—it’s good all by itself! Something spicy {Read More}

Shortcake For Fresh Strawberries

Happy day! The latest book in the Pinecraft Pie Shop series releases TODAY!! To celebrate I’m sharing a delicious recipe for strawberry shortcake from my co-author, Sherry Gore. Check out Sewn with Joy and the other books in the series for more Amish recipes. Shortcake For Fresh Strawberries 1 cup butter 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups granulated sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 2 cups whole milk whipped cream for topping Preheat oven to 350*F. In a large bowl, crumble the butter, flour {Read More}

May Flowers

The flowers are springing up, the season of singing birds has come. SONG OF SONGS 2:12 In late spring and summer you can find many auctions in Amish communities. In Hazleton, Iowa, flower and produce auctions are held on Tuesdays and Fridays. In Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the term for the annual auction is “mud sale.” This is an appropriate name since the ground is thawing after winter and the thousands of people who attend, looking for bargains, make their imprints. {Read More}

Planted with Hope Release Day!

Happy day! Planted with Hope, book two of The Pinecraft Pie Shop series, releases TODAY! Here’s a little bit about the book: When Hope Miller is offered the plot of land behind the Me, Myself, and Pie shop to start a garden, she jumps at the chance. Finally—some space away from her four sisters! But everyone in town seems to have an opinion about what she should grow and how she should grow it. When the widower schoolteacher, Jonas Sutter, asks {Read More}

Must-Try Recipe: Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Pie

With the holidays coming up, you can never have enough pie recipes on hand. One of my new favorites is the old-fashioned buttermilk pie recipe from Made With Love!  Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Pie 4 eggs 1 cup of sugar 3 tablespoons of flour 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk 1/4 cup butter, melted 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg whipped cream (optional) Preheat over to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar together. Add flour and mix together. Slowly {Read More}

Walmart iSpy Contest!

In An Amish Second Christmas, I was one of four authors who was able to share a unique story about Second Christmas. What is Second Christmas? The Amish Christmas is a simple holiday. Families spend time together, but usually only the children receive presents. (One small present per child.) They do not decorate their homes like most of us do. You will not find a Christmas tree or many decorations. Some Amish women create homemade cards for their friends. Christmas Day is {Read More}

Books On Sale Now!

Books On Sale Now! Beside Still Waters: A Big Sky Novel — $1.99   Raised among the Amish of Indiana, 18-year-old Marianna Sommer plans to get baptized into the church, marry Aaron Zook, and set up life in the only community she has ever known. But when her older brother chooses the world’s path following his rumschpringe, and a younger sibling begins showing interest in Englisch ways, Marianna’s parents move the family to Montana. Although she is also in her {Read More}

Congrats to the Winners of The Kissing Bridge Giveaway

Congrats to the Winners of The Kissing Bridge Giveaway Thank you to everyone who entered my “Beautiful Bridges and Special Kisses” giveaway. I loved reading about your favorite bridge and your most special kiss, both on your blogs and in your comments! The five winners of a collection of ten Amish novels are . . . Amy Bateman: Amy shared her favorite bridge, which is in Omaha, Nebraska! It crosses the Missouri River, so you can technically be in two places at once: {Read More}

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