Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #24

Suzanne Amish, Books, Fiction, Food, Uncategorized, Writing

Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all 31 stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 3 grand prizes! The hunt BEGINS with Stop #1 at Lisa Bergren’s site. Hunt through our loop using Chrome or …


Favorite Finds: September

Suzanne Food, Fun

  Blue Apron Have you been hearing the buzz over Blue Apron? It’s an online service that allows you to pick gourmet meals and have everything delivered directly to your home. I first heard about Blue Apron from my friend’s daughter, A.J., who hasn’t had much cooking experience. In graduate school to become a physical therapist, she’s short on time but …

oreo balls

Favorite Finds: August

Suzanne Food, Fun

For this month’s Favorite Finds, I wanted to share one of YOUR finds! Thank you Vanessa for sharing your tasty recipe for oreo balls. Enjoy! Oreo balls Submitted by Vanessa Kroger 1 package Oreos 1 cream cheese 8oz Melting chocolate (white chocolate recommended) 1. Crush Oreos in a Ziploc bag with a rolling pin. 2. Blend in softened cream cheese. …

The Story behind the First Chocolate Chip Cookie

Suzanne Fiction, Food, Fun, Uncategorized

“You will always leave something behind. Your influence.” Amish proverb   My grandmother, Marion Woods, was a bundle of high energy. After her five children were raised, she decided to start a tearoom on the sun porch of her large country home called Eagle Hill, on Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts. When my dad brought his future bride home to meet …

Blueberry Buckle

Friday Fun: History of Pie

Suzanne Amish, Amish Wisdom, Food

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” William Shakespeare once said. If that’s true, would the same logic work for a delicious fruit filled pie if it were called a grunt, a crow’s nest pudding, a buckle or a slump? The pie, or “pye,” has been around since 2nd century B.C., when a Roman housewife came up …


A Day in My Life: Creamed Onions

Suzanne Family, Food

A few years ago, my cousin Bill brought my folks over on Thanksgiving Day. I think it was the first time Dad didn’t recognize me. Usually I can see recognition in his eyes, but not that day. Could have been there was just too much going on—we had a crowd. Regardless, it was my own fault—I hadn’t seen him in …


Give Me the Simple Life: Sweet and Salty Salad

Suzanne Food, Fun

I was at a baby shower recently and this delicious salad was served to the guests. The sweet and salty flavor is a dazzling combo! I’ve made this salad twice since and tweaked it a little. Easy to make, oh-so delicious, and expands a way to use up watermelon before it vanishes until next summer: Watermelon Salad with Mint Leaves …


Good Eats: Eskimo Bars!

Suzanne Family, Food, Fun

My husband tried an experiment last weekend: homemade Eskimo bars. A looooooonnnnng process! First the vanilla ice cream (that alone takes him two days), then the brownie base, then freezing the two together, then the dipping in chocolate. That’s the part I hung around for. Getting the brownie/ice cream out of pan. Then the Ice Cream Maker has to measure. …


A Day in My Life: Steve’s Serious Ice Cream

Suzanne Family, Food, Fun

Most of you know that my husband is a SERIOUS ice cream maker . . . plus, he’s a serious guy (Hence the name! It has a double meaning). Lindsey, our eldest, is not only a nutrition major, but went to Ice Cream School with Steve at Penn State. She’s his sous chef and main consultant. They’ve been known to …