Amish 101

Most Amish women tend to wash clothes using an old-time tub-style wringer washers.  Some Old Order and Swartzentruber Amish still use boiling water in a large pot and “swoosh” the clothes around until the clothes are clean. There’s usually a set schedule for laundry day, for many Amish families it is Monday.

There are different ways to get clothing dry. Many Amish, especially in the Midwest, use the traditional head-level T-pole clotheslines. 

A number of Amish ladies rely on one or two extra-long lines strung up to a tree, a high pole or the barn. A rotating wheel ...
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By: LaVonne De Bois´╗┐

 

Fry Pies are as common as Horse and Buggies, especially in Ohio Amish Country, Holmes County.  What is the difference between a good ole' fashioned slice of pie and a fry pie?  For one, you don't need to eat it with a fork.  Two; the Fry Pie is wrapped in a delicious thin crust with your favorite filling; and three, they are cheaper than a slice of pie.  Fry Pies can be found in nearly every bakery or perhaps along the back roads at a family roadside stand.  This ...
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INGREDIENTS

1 (18 oz) jar apricot preserves
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon of Dijon Mustard
2-3 tablespoons of horseradish
Fresh cracked pepper, to taste
Ritz or Wheat Thin crackers, or Pita Chips

DIRECTIONS

In a bowl, ...
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