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THE AMISH COOK: Chalupas add a Tex-Mex twist

Last week we talked about the little fishing trip we had for Daniel’s birthday. This week I’ll fill in a bit about his birthday supper. At our house, whoever is having a birthday gets to choose his or her meal. Daniel chose one of our all-time summer favorites, chalupas. Now, if you’ve ...

THE AMISH COOK: Something fishy at the Yoders’

Yesterday was Daniel's 31st birthday. I had asked him what he would like to do. Guess what he picked? He chose to have the two of us go fishing on a pontoon at our neighbor's pond. I am not all that much of a fisherman, but on hubby's birthday, it seemed nothing short of a perfect option. ...

THE AMISH COOK: Gloria’s fruity summer slush is refreshing

Hey, good news! The way it looks, the adoption is going to happen before long! The adoption worker contacted us today wondering if she could come next Wednesday, (which happens to be on Daniel’s birthday), and bring out a bunch of paperwork, medical history, and the likes. Yippee! That news ...

THE AMISH COOK: Homemade pizza pockets a great home-school snack

My dream is coming to reality. What I used to consider a stark negative is now not only intriguing but exciting. When I was 6, my parents were among those who established our parochial school. This is where I attended from grades one through eight. I was the first student to complete all eight ...

THE AMISH COOK: A parfait summer day

Another busy afternoon is coming to a close, and an hour from now my family will be gathering at the dinner table expecting a hot meal. A big thanks to my cousin Owen who stays at our house and simplified things for me tonight. He purchased a chicken for a quick meal. Owen does outstanding in ...

THE AMISH COOK: A Refreshing Punch

We were all ready to go at 7 a.m. Friday when the taxi pulled in the driveway. At last, all the clothes were sewn and pressed, the shoes were cleaned and polished, even the diaper bag was packed, and all five car seats were outside, ready to be buckled in for the short drive to where my sister ...