Merry Mix-Ups

Merry Mix-Ups

I laughed out loud when I realized I was using the wrong recipe for cornbread last weekend while up on the island. Cornbread is a treat I’ve made so many times I thought I could bake it by heart. I even recalled the familiar page number in my cookbook: 86. But...
The Big Apple or Lancaster County?

The Big Apple or Lancaster County?

Landing in Newark, NJ, was a breeze, as well as locating our Uber driver, but that is where all moments of serenity ended on our recent trip to celebrate our 33rd anniversary last week. Immediately, my husband and I were thrust into the worst traffic I’ve ever...
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Another twelve months have flown by. Although I’m eagerly awaiting the release of my next book, Starting from Scratch, on April 3rd. I want to savor each day until the auspicious occasion. And soon, another Amish quilt to giveaway! For me, the start of a new...
Is Gratitude the Key to Holiday Stress?

Is Gratitude the Key to Holiday Stress?

“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer Last week I awoke with a sense of anxiety. An unsettling, restless feeling that I should be doing...
Kate’s Favorite Pics

Kate’s Favorite Pics

Congratulations to Barbara Wenner, winner of the exquisite Amish-made Quillow from Lancaster County, PA, plus a signed copy of a novel from The Legacy of Lancaster County Trilogy, CBA bestseller Leaving Lancaster, its sequel CBA bestseller Pennsylvania Patchwork, or...