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THE AMISH COOK: Flocking to the Yoders

Good morning from the Yoder's quiet house. Ya, all is quiet for once. Silence is something I rarely get to "hear" these days. Too much of it would undoubtedly be boring, but in this season of life, that is not on my list of worries. The opposite is true. With a house full of little ones, it ...

THE AMISH COOK: These favorite recipes will make your holidays tasty

Editor's Note: Gloria took a much-deserved week off for the holiday, so we are sharing a few favorite recipes of hers (and readers) this week and she will return next week. This is a favorite recipe on a cold winter's day or save it for next New Year's! NEW YEAR'S SAUERKRAUT WITH SAUSAGE 1 ...

THE AMISH COOK: Gloria’s good news is the best present

Our house has had quite the excitement in the past few months. First, join Daniel and I as we ask our 8-year-old daughter, Julia, if we could have a few moments with her in private. Julia had no idea what to expect. I handed a little box to her that was taped shut. "This box is for you to ...

THE AMISH COOK: These pretzels will make any holiday event more festive

This week Julia and I would like to share some of her adventures on school projects with her friends, including old fashioned noodle making at Uncle Vernon's. As you know, we as a church are homeschooling our 19 children this year. Along with that it was of concern to us parents that the ...

‘Savor Fort Wayne’ returning in January

A new year will being another opportunity to savor some of the city's leading restaurants. From Jan. 15-26, the public will be able to enjoy special value-priced, three-course menu selections at more than 40 participating restaurants. They include: 2Toms Brewing Company Bill's ...

Matilda Jane sale at the Coliseum Thursday through Saturday

Matilda Jane will host its Clothing Warehouse Sale Thursday, Dec. 5 through Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. More than 500 past-season clothing and accessories for women, girls, tweens and babies will be available, including dresses, tops, bottoms, PJs, bathing suits, ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd to play the Coliseum April 25

Southern Rock icons Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2020, with Travis Tritt also appearing. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com The band's career has spanned more than 40 years and ...

Portillo’s to open Thursday

Portillo’s, the fast-casual restaurant brand known for its menu of Chicago-style favorites, will open its newest restaurant at 295 W. Coliseum Blvd. with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5. Prior to the official grand opening, which will include remarks from Mayor ...

THE AMISH COOK: These candy recipes can make your Christmas joyful

Editor's Note: Gloria Yoder took last week off for Thanksgiving, but she will return next week. This week we are sharing two of her favorite Christmas candy recipes. Enjoy! YODER’S OLD-FASHIONED TURTLE CANDIES 1/3 pound WHITE CHOCOLATE – Melt in double-boiler or microwave, then spoon ...

Conjure Coffee now open at botanical conservatory

Mayor Tom Henry, Parks and Recreation Director Steve McDaniel and Conjure Coffee owner Corey Waldron cut the ribbon on the new Conjure Coffee café inside the Botanical Conservatory Tuesday. Conjure Coffee, with its home location on Columbia Avenue, features their own locally roasted ...

THE AMISH COOK: Gloria’s apple butter

Good morning from the Yoders' home to yours. It’s Friday morning and the children are all sound asleep, so I’m eager to seize these moments to fill you in on apple sauce day. Yesterday excitement reigned high as Grandma and Grandpa made the trip from Danville, Ohio, to spend time with ...

Free Presley-Sinatra tribute concert at Sweetwater Dec. 5

StoryPoint Fort Wayne will host a free concert tribute to Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra on Thursday, Dec. 5, at Sweetwater Sound. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 6 p.m. The "You Make Me Feel So Young" concert is open to the public. In addition to experiencing live ...

THE AMISH COOK: Chocolate fudge cake perfect end to tea party

Won't you join us for a moment as my daughters and I go to our ladies' tea party? First, I'll tell you why we had this special occasion. For the past year, us ladies each had one of the girls, down to the first graders, as our secret sister. Every now and then we'd take a gift along to church ...

Thanksgiving meals deserve a good salad; try this one

As I mentioned last week, we as a church would sometimes draw names from our 18 families and single households to determine who would be gathering at which home in an attempt to have everyone involved. We never wanted anyone with no relatives or living on their own to be alone on Thanksgiving ...

THE AMISH COOK: Aunt Gloria heads to Tennessee

You know the apprehension of waiting, the stress of not knowing how things will turn out? That's been our story on behalf of my youngest brother, Jeriah, who is six years younger, and his wife, Esther. When Jeriah was a little chap I'd carry him all over, even though my grandma would say he's ...

THE AMISH COOK: Go to town with delicious lemon pudding

Today when I asked Julia what I should write about in the column, she immediately popped up with, "About our trip to town with Montana!" I was glad for the suggestion, so why not join us as a family as we make a nine-mile trek to town and back with the horse and a wagon? Usually, we hire a ...

THE AMISH COOK: The Yoders go home to school

I'll stick with my promise and fill you in on our homeschooling days, or perhaps I should say "moments." It seems that though I try to stay with routines, my days pass, taking a moment at a time trying to keep things as calm and cool as possible. As you know, when we first began homeschooling ...