February Word of the Month : Family

February Word of the Month : Family

Thanks for joining Me this first Sunday of February ! And my announcement of my Word of the Month. I tried the Word of the Year but I thought I might try this for 2023. February Word is Family !!! Family definition: a group of one or more parents and their children living together as [...]

Finding Joy in January

Finding Joy in January

What’s the difference between joy and happiness? Joy and happiness are often used interchangeably. However, happiness technically refers to the pleasurable feelings (emotions) that result from a situation, experience, or objects, whereas joy is a state of mind that can be found even in times of grief or uncertainty. Thus, we can work on cultivating [...]

Kung Hei Fat Choi (gōng xǐ fā cái)

Kung Hei Fat Choi (gōng xǐ fā cái)

Chinese New Year Greetings - Kung Hei Fat Choi (gōng xǐ fā cái) is traditional Chinese New Year greeting meaning: Congratulations and best wishes for a prosperous New Year!; Happy New Year! HONG KONG EGG TARTS 2 cups all purpose flour(fluffed and spooned into measuring cup) ▢1/8 teaspoon salt ▢12 tablespoons unsalted butter (slightly softened) ▢2 tablespoons cold wate ½ cup granulated sugar ▢1 cup hot water ▢1/2 cup evaporated [...]

The Love of a Good Amish Woman : Book Review

The Love of a Good Amish Woman : Book Review

An overworked bishop and a resilient widow are a help to nearly everyone in their faith-filled Amish community of Joyful River, Pennsylvania—but what will help them see just how right they can be for each other? Collette Yoder’s path hasn’t been easy since her husband abandoned her—and she recovered from a near-fatal injury. But now-widowed, she feels [...]

Book Review: The Forgiving Quilt 

Book Review:  The Forgiving Quilt 

From award-winning New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author Lenora Worth, the second in the Shadow Lake inspirational romance series featuring independent Amish sisters who run a historic inn located near Lake Erie, Pennsylvania. It’s a satisfying life of simplicity and peace, but when Eliza King must hire a childhood nemesis to help care for [...]

My Kitchen : Hummingbird Cake Bars

My Kitchen : Hummingbird Cake Bars

Happy Sunday ! And this week we celebrate some family birthday's as well as Thanksgiving. Today is a New version of my Favorite Birthday cake. 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cup unsalted butter (1 ½ sticks), softened 1 cup sugar ½ cup light brown sugar, firmly packed 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 ripe bananas, mashed 1 C chopped pecans 8 ounce can crushed pineapple, draine [...]

Mom’s Book shelf : Amish Romance

Mom’s Book shelf : Amish Romance

My Mom loved books and sharing books and reading with others. She started a weekly reading program at the elementary school and help started our local Library that I volunteer at Today in her memory .... Lisa The Amish Quiltmaker's Unconventional Niece Quilt making, troublemaking, and matchmaking create a sweetly entertaining mix in this inspirational [...]

Book review : Amish Christmas Bakery:

Book review :   Amish Christmas Bakery:

My Mom was a big reader. She and a group of local women started our town library and did story time at the local school. In her memory I volunteer at the library. So on Sunday I thought I would share her and GG book shelf. Kindle Unlimited This fun and heartwarming Amish rom-com series [...]