Amish 101

Among the Amish, Rumspringa simply refers to adolescence. During the period known as Rumspringa, beginning at about age 16, Amish youth are no longer under the total control of their parents on weekends and, because they are not baptized, they are not yet under the authority of the church. During this time, many Amish youth adhere to traditional Amish behavior. Others experiment with “worldly” activities like buying a car, going to movies, or wearing non-Amish clothes. Contrary in the media. Rumspringa-age youth typically live at home until after joining the church and then getting married and moving into their ...
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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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