Kyle Valentini

Quilting for the Amish began as a practical art that stemmed from the need to stay warm as they had settled in parts of the country known for their harsh winters.

Having learned the art from people who had settled in the United States earlier, the Amish did not bring the tradition of quilting with them when they first arrived in the 18th century from Europe.

The history of quilting goes back as far as ancient Egypt, but for the Amish community, the practice did not become popular until the 1880s.

Fabric was expensive and ...
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There is something surreal about an early morning fog in the valleys of southeast Ohio.  Hill tops look like tiny islands surrounded by mysterious white fluff.  As the sun slowly burns off the low-lying haze, one notices small clusters of Amish homes nestled within the edges of woodlands & harvested fields. Dairymen, already finished with their early morning milking, have given leave to the cows who now slowly choose a place in the pasture to enjoy another fall day. A breeze blows through the low-lands & chases off the final wisps of any lingering haze.  A new beauty emerges for ...
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LeeAnn Miller

 

Ingredients

Filling:
2 T. butter
1 T. all-purpose flour
1/3 packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups finely chopped peeled apples
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts

Batter:
3/4 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups sour cream
Cinnamon-sugar
3 T. extra-fine chopped nuts
 
Directions
In a saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until creamy and smooth. Add brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mixture will be sugary and grainy (don't get this ...
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