Giveaway Winner and Kate’s Favorite Pics

Giveaway Winner and Kate’s Favorite Pics

Congratulations to Barb Wagner, winner of the two Amish-made dolls from Lancaster County plus one of my signed books: either the new An Amish Christmas Kitchen, Starting from Scratch, A Letter from Lancaster County; or one of 3 books from The Legacy of Lancaster...
Amish Oldies but Goodies

Amish Oldies but Goodies

As I drove home from visiting my mother-in-law yesterday, I listened to an oldies channel. I didn’t recognize some of the songs but enjoyed humming along with them. What is it that attracts me to old-fashioned items, such as quilts, clocks, antiques, and Amish dolls?...
July 4th Amish Giveaway

July 4th Amish Giveaway

I can’t think of anything more American than July 4th, following on the heels of Canada Day, July 1. I have the feeling many of us forget what Independence Day is all about. I think of red, white, and blue flags. Not to mention “The Star Spangle Banner” and “I’m...
Giveaway for the season of romance

Giveaway for the season of romance

Everything I write has a thread of romance weaving through it. I can’t seem to stop myself, and why should I? When reading a book, whether it be contemporary fiction or Tolstoy, I enjoy the romantic threads and the anticipation of the happily-ever-after....
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...