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Amish Cooking: Stories, Techniques, and Recipes

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Amish Recipes and Cooking Home Page

Experience a Bit of Amish
Welcome to techniques of Amish cooking and their recipes.

The Ice Man

Summer Ice Delivery for the Ice Box
A little Amish boy's silent connection with the man who brought the ice for the ice box.

Amish Home-made Pancakes

Go Ahead, Fill a Breakfast Plate From Edge to Edge
Amish recipe home-made pancakes are hearty, healthy, and energizing. Most are easy to make. It's almost impossible to inadvertently make an inedible pancake.

Amish Tomato Gravy

Use Pretty Much Anywhere Traditional Gravy Can Be Used
Good on pancakes, mashed potatoes, biscuits, …

Chocolate Sunflower Seed Clusters

Sometimes Spur-of-the-moment Experiments End up Wonderful
A spur-of-the-moment experiment resulted in something extraordinarily delicious. A chocolatey-sweet result.

The Amish Boy Who Ate Candy

How Much Candy Can the 5-year-old Amish Boy Eat?
This is a story to illustrate why I really, really like to make chocolate-covered candy — so I get to eat it! To bite into it and feel the sweet chocolate sensation fill my entire mouth…

The Microwave Method to Melt Chocolate for Dipping

Faster Procedure and Less Cleanup
For recipe inventing and testing, I generally use equipment that the traditional Amish lifestyle has no access to — the microwave. It is a faster procedure and less cleanup afterward.

Chocolate-covered Frosting

How a Chocolate-covered Chocolate Frosting Experiment Turned Out (Yummy!)
After cupcakes were decorated, chocolate frosting was left over. There was peanut butter in the cupboard. And there was melting chocolate in the house. Everything was at hand for a taste sensation.

Home-made Oat Flour

An Easy Way To Make Whole-grain Oat Flour
How to make home-made oat flour from whole-grain oatmeal (old fashioned rolled oats) — with a blender.

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