Gloria’s mixing it up

Gloria’s mixing it up

We like convenience and easy meals in the kitchen as much as anyone else. So why not try homemade premixed foods? With most Amish families being large...

September 10th, 2016 |  


Carrot, quinoa mini-muffins great snacks

The reason cupcakes took the baking world by storm a few years ago is because, in short, they are awesome. A sweet little package of moist, crumby goo...

August 27th, 2016 |  


Pizza pockets from a new dad

Pizza pockets from a new dad

By Kevin WilliamsAmish Cook EditorEditor’s Note: Gloria’s column will return in its regular format next week.Last week I was able to spend...

August 27th, 2016 |  



Rolling up with the Yoders

Rolling up with the Yoders

The air was thick enough to be sliced. In a matter of minutes, we’d find out whether our dream would become a reality. For weeks we had been wai...

August 18th, 2016 |  


A new colt and Apple Blossom Cake

A new colt and Apple Blossom Cake

Sapphire will have her colt any day, we kept telling our 4-year-old, Julia. “Any day” kept stretching into weeks. Every morning, evening, ...

August 13th, 2016 |  


Summertime herbs make versatile yogurt cheese

If there’s ever a time when you can have too much of a good thing, it might be right now, when fresh summertime herbs are beyond abundant. Happi...

August 13th, 2016 |  


Homemade ice cream a summer favorite

Homemade ice cream a summer favorite

Is there anything better at the close of a hot summer day than a bowl of homemade ice cream? Mmmm, I can almost taste it as I write! Regular store-bou...

August 6th, 2016 |  


Human trafficking not easy to identify

Human trafficking not easy to identify

For the Troy Daily NewsTROY — Victims of human trafficking don’t want to be in that situation, but also won’t readily admit whatR...

July 27th, 2016 |  


The Yoder sisterhood and mud hen bars

The Yoder sisterhood and mud hen bars

Sisters are on my mind today, because I just got done having a relaxing, yet humorous, conversation with my sisters. And, in fact, as I write this I a...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Try Strawberry Soup for an easy supper

Try Strawberry Soup for an easy supper

I love being a mother. There’s nothing in the entire world I’d rather do than be a wife to my beloved husband Daniel and be called mother ...

July 23rd, 2016 |