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The Amish Cook

Homemade cheese is an easy treat

With September coming to a close, Julia and I are delighted to have reached a goal. This summer my husband, Daniel, challenged me with the idea of spending 10-15 minutes a day singing with Julia. After thinking it over a bit, he said “I’ll pay you $2 a day, plus I’ll add a bonus if you don’t…

October 08, 2014 1:00 am

Time to pluck chickens and serve up tomato pie

Greetings from the Yoders!

September 03, 2014 1:00 am
Original Amish Cook Horse and Buggy Logo

Original Amish Cook Horse and Buggy Logo

The Amish Cook recipe column, a popular syndicated newspaper feature, launched in 1991 with a simple horse and buggy sketch as the signature logo.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
An Amish change of path: Columnist Lovina Eicher launching new weekly feature

An Amish change of path: Columnist Lovina Eicher launching new weekly feature

"The Amish Cook" column, the popular syndicated feature that appears on Wednesdays in The Times' food section, is changing after more than two decades of recipes and advice.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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"The Amish Cook" Cookbook by Elizabeth Coblentz and Kevin Williams

"The Amish Cook" Cookbook by Elizabeth Coblentz and Kevin Williams

The first hardcover "Amish Cook" cookbook was published in 2002 by Ten Speed Press written by Elizabeth Coblentz, the original "Amish Cook" with her editor Kevin Williams.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
Original Amish Cook Horse and Buggy Logo

Original Amish Cook Horse and Buggy Logo

The Amish Cook recipe column, a popular syndicated newspaper feature, launched in 1991 with a simple horse and buggy sketch as the signature logo.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am

The Amish Cook: Sharing a recipe for venison summer sausage

Happy New Year to all you wonderful readers. I hope 2014 will be a great year for everyone!

January 15, 2014 12:00 am

The Amish Cook: Goulash makes a flavorful mid-summer meal

The 7th month of 2013 is history already. Another year going by way too fast! I want the boys to pull the onions out of our garden today. Don’t know if the saying is true about not letting the August sun hit your onions (for storage). Seems by that time of year they are ready to be pulled an…

August 07, 2013 12:00 am

The Amish Cook: Sharing a typical day of activities and a canning recipe

Here's a rundown of a recent day.

July 30, 2013 11:19 am

The Amish Cook: Asparagus egg casserole stars on breakfast table

This is Tuesday evening around 10 p.m. It’s late and I should join the rest of the family and go to bed. It seems our days are filled with all the extra cleaning we are doing plus gardening.

May 22, 2013 12:00 am

The Amish Cook: Serve strawberry-rhubarb pie to guests

It is windy and looks like rain. This whole week seems to have been rainy and stormy. Yesterday we managed to get half of our laundry dried before the rain came.

April 24, 2013 12:00 am

THE AMISH COOK: Summer keeps family busy

It is July 30 and 2012 is already halfway over. A happy fifth birthday to nephew Steven, Jacob and Emma’s son. I find it hard to believe he will be starting school this fall. Time seems to go faster every year.

August 01, 2012 12:00 am

THE AMISH COOK: Lovina shares her recipe for easy hobo supper

We had a steady rain earlier this morning. It amounted to almost two-tenths of an inch. Every little bit helps the grass, crops and gardens.

July 25, 2012 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Weekly recipe column has shared space with other favorites

FROM the FARM: Weekly recipe column has shared space with other favorites

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

April 18, 2012 12:00 am
The Amish Cook Horse and Buggy Logo

The Amish Cook Horse and Buggy Logo

The Amish Cook recipe column, a popular syndicated newspaper feature, is celebrating its 20th anniversary since its launch in 1991.

August 11, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Editor of 'The Amish Cook' column in town today to host free library events

OFFBEAT: Editor of 'The Amish Cook' column in town today to host free library events

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 11, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Fresh rhubarb livens up torte recipe

The mercury on our thermometer dipped down to 39 degrees this morning. After having had warm weather last week it makes it feel even colder.

May 18, 2011 12:00 am

Warm up with Amish Cook's pot pie soup

Today, January 24, is my daughter Susan's 15th birthday. She wants to bake her own cake, so we'll have that along with ice cream tonight.

January 26, 2011 12:00 am

Enjoy New Year's treats from the Amish Cook

Editor's Note: Lovina is spending the week of Dec 27 with her children who are on their holiday break. Her column will return in its regular format next week. New Year's Day is a celebratory occasion among the Amish. I have heard stories for years of how Lovina's Grandpa Graber ushered in th…

December 29, 2010 12:00 am
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