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The Seekers

{February 2017}

Join a class of unlikely Ohioans who take cooking lessons at Lyle and Heidi Troyer’s Amish farm. A woman engaged to marry, an expectant mother estranged from her family, a widowed mom seeking to simplify, a Vietnam vet who camps on the Troyer’s farm, and an Amish widower make up the mismatched lot of students. But Heidi’s cooking lessons soon turn to life lessons as they each share the challenges they are facing. Is this what God had in mind when Heidi got the idea for cooking classes?

January 27, 2017

Amish Cooking

A few days ago I finished writing Book 2 in my Amish Cooking Class series. This novel, about an Amish woman who teaches cooking classes in her home, is called “The Blessing.” Several recipes that Heidi Troyer teaches her students are included in the book. My husband and I have eaten many meals in our Amish friends’ homes, and we’ve never been disappointed. There’s no doubt in my mind–most Amish women are excellent cooks. Several Amish friends have shared recipes with me, like the one below. Do you have a favorite recipe you like to fix for family or friends? Feel free to tell about it or share the recipe here.

Stuffed Green Pepper Soup

1/2 cup green peppers, chopped
1 pound ground beef, browned
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons
Parmesan cheese
1 pint tomato juice
2/3 cup rice, cooked
1/8 – 1/4 cup brown sugar, or to taste

Combine all the ingredients in a large saucepan and cook until the peppers are done.