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This week we are bringing you Amish recipes, a little about our yearly trip to Amish country in Casey County, Kentucky, some blogs that feature information about the Amish people and our usual weekly content.

The following Amish recipes have been collected from around the internet and are recipes we thought you might enjoy.  You will be able to “share” with your friends by clicking on the Facebook, Pinterest or E-mail buttons at the bottom of each post.  Click on the name of the recipe to check it out. Most of these sites featured today will have information about the Amish way of life such as items they make, how they live, what they believe, etc. Be sure and check out the site as well as the recipes posted here. 


Amish Peach Upside Down Cake from Amish Cook Classic

Amish Shoofly Pie from Amish America

Cinnamon Friendship Bread from Mennonite Girls Can Cook

Delicious Chocolate Whoopie Pies from Pinecraft

Pork Sauerkraut with Dumplings from Amish Shop

I have been a visitor to the Amish community in Casey County, Kentucky for over 30 years.  When my twins were little we lived on a farm in Gravel Switch, Kentucky.  We made regular trips to Amish country to buy homemade butter.  We still make a yearly trip and enjoy so much taking a step back in time by following the backroads through steep knobs and over rolling hills to a place where time seems to stand still.  Our Amish country is about 10 miles out of Liberty following Highway 127 to a left turn on Highway 910 and on to South Fork Road.  Anyone in or around Liberty can give you directions.  I always felt the world seemed at peace in this beautiful place.  Our visit this year on Saturday before Mother’s day let us once again experience a quieter, more laid back, simpler way of life.  We always stop at the Bread of Life Cafe for lunch.  They have a huge salad bar and a buffet with several meats, fresh vegetables, cornbread, homemade rolls and real butter.  Homemade cakes, pies, banana pudding and ice cream for desserts. Sweet tea and coffee to go along with the meal.  You can check out the cafe here:  The Bread of Life Cafe

We always visit the Bulk Food Store and stock up on spices along with tomatoes, apples, cheeses, eggs, breads, jams, sorghum, honey, Amish aprons and hats, flowers, plants. There are so many items to pick from.

We had a great day and enjoyed being together visiting a place we all love.

Some Amish and Mennonite quotes taken from a cookbook I’ve had since 1980 and have almost worn completely out. The name of the cookbook is:  Recipes from Friends and Family.  If you ever see it at a yard sale, flea market or store, buy it! It is wonderful.

1.  I went out to find a friend, but could not find one there.  I went out to be a friend and friends were everywhere.

2.  You can give and not love, but you cannot love and not give.

3.  You are often sorry for saying a harsh word, but you never regret saying a kind one.

4.  A man’s true wealth is the good he does in this world.

5.  Not all the statistics experts can compile, can measure the value and warmth in a smile.

The following recipes are two Amish recipes I have made for years and we love them both:  Oatmeal Treats and Amish Pasta Salad.

We met this fellow below patiently waiting on his owner to come back.

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Taken last year on our way into Amish Country.

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The Amish believe in living genuinely, being humble and generous, being forgiving, praying each day, visiting friends and family and practicing family values, patience and frugality. They eat at home and enjoy nature and walking and living a slower paced life.

I have always felt we could learn a lot from the Amish people and their laid back ways, their work ethic and way of life.  We watched two small Amish children playing with a chair outside an Amish farmhouse where horses were being used to plow the field.  We talked about how much fun they were having with a CHAIR!  We talked about how much they were enjoying just being children. 

Weekly Tip:

Self-rising flour is made by adding 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt to 1 cup of all-purpose flour. If you want to substitute self-rising flour for regular flour in a recipe, just omit the baking powder and salt from the recipe and use self-rising.

I hope you enjoy checking out the sites listed above and if you get a chance visit an Amish community. 

Thank you again for your continued support of our site and we love you all.  Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy life and your family. We will see you back here next week!

In case you missed a previous Pot Luck post. They are all listed below:

WEEKLY POT LUCK – Southern Recipes

WEEKLY POT LUCK – Easter Recipes

WEEKLY POT LUCK – Breakfast Recipes

WEEKLY POT LUCK – Derby Recipes

WEEKLY POT LUCK – Mother’s Day

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  2. I love going to Amish country. I live in Utah but when I visit my sister in Nashville we go to the Amish area in Scottsville, KY. I bought the cookbook you spoke of there one of the times we went there. Buy the way I LOVE your blog.

  3. Bev Presley says:

    I also go to the Amish community and buy my seeds for our garden. The only place I can find Bronco beans. The best for canning. It is a beautiful ride . We have also visited other little stores along the way. The furniture store has a lot of beautiful pieces. Bought a table . If you have never taken the ride to Gods country , you need to. I love your site

  4. We lived on a large farm in Casey Co for abt 30 years. We have downsized from the large family home and land for simpler living.
    I am very familiar with the Café and also the South Fork Creek area. One group of my ancestors lived on south Fork creek road. That land is still in the family. I live in a neighboring county now.

    The Amish produce and various stores are always such fun to go to.

    Thanks for all of your good recipes and cooking tips.

    I have your Blog link on my blog…and notice that some of my readers visit you.

    Have a great day.


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