Thursday, September 20, 2012

We Have a Blog Hop Winner

   Congratulations to our Blog Hop winner, Linda Kish.  She gets to pick out a free book of mine on either Kindle or Nook!  Thanks for all who have entered, and if you didn't win this time, maybe you will be the name that I announce for the next Blog Hop!

Monday, September 17, 2012

4 cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 ¼ cups of sugar
1 cup milk

3 tablespoons Land O’ Lakes unsalted butter, softened
2 eggs
¼ teaspoon vanilla
2 pounds oil for frying

In a large bowl, sift flour, salt, and baking powder. Add sugar and set aside. In another bowl, stir milk, butter, eggs, and vanilla. Make a well in the flour mixture and add milk mixture in the middle of it. Mix until a soft, non-sticky dough is formed. Turn dough out on a floured surface. Using the rim of a drinking glass, cut out 3 or 4-inch rounds. Cut a 2-inch hole out of the middle. Fry in a deep pan of oil at 360 degrees. Turn over until golden brown. You can top with powdered sugar, cake frosting, or a glaze of ¼ cup hot water, 1 teaspoon of cornstarch ( heated together before adding sugar), and 1 to 2 cups powdered sugar. You cna add more water to thin the icing, depending on your preference.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

My new book is out, and it is very inspirational.  Start your Monday mornings out with a good Amish Garden recipe and a devotional.  Amish Garden: Monday Mornings with Jesus has six Monday morning devotions and six breakfast recipes.  You can buy it for $1.99 at: Amish Garden: Monday Mornings with Jesus on Kindle.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Three good deals are going on at The Amish Garden.  Firstly, An Amish Teacher's Collection, which has the novella Amish Hope and recipes, is only $2.99.  Come watch a young Amish girl explore the city of Bloomington, Indiana  for the first time since being locked up in her house, due to a mysterious illness, for sixteen years.  Can I handsome traveling salesman help her to adapt to a life outside of her front door?  Surf on over to Amazon on this link to An Amish Teacher's Collection.
   Secondly, I am doing a Blog Hop, and each author on each blog is giving something away!  Enjoy hopping from blog to blog; you'll have fun, maybe wins some prizes, and make new friends. Post on the comment feed for the Blog Hop post, and you're entered to win two free book downloads.
   Lastly, as most of my regular readers know, my uncle is a conservative Plain Minister, and I may be moving there next year to join the church.  The good news is that my friend will be keeping up my Facebook page, as well as my blog, so you will still hear from me and see photos of my food, travels, and book-signings.  I have one other option, and I am still praying about which option that I shall take; I will let you know later this month.

Have a blessed day,

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Begotten Son, so that whosoever believith in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Amish Lilies by the Lakeside 

The above link goes to my Amish murder/mystery, which is available on Kindle.  it mixes in a little Mennonite culture, too.  My uncle is a conservative Mennonite Minister.  It is also my book to serve as a voice for abducted and abused children.  Please swing by and get your copy today. 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Blog Hop

I am giving away a free e-book copy of one of my books; your choice from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Just comment to be entered into the contest.