Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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Another Great Year!

I know it's been awhile since my last post. I've been busy selling cheese, and cooking, cooking and more cooking! This year for Christmas, I decided to make homemade goodies to give away. Some of the things I made were handpoured German Beeswax ornaments (which I love, love, love!) and of course candy! Some of my recipes came from my big collection of Amish cook books. If I am looking for a recipe that I know is going to be good, I try to use one out of an Amish cookbook. Besides making the candy, (which consisted of coconut patties, choco covered cherrys, peppermint bark, peanut clusters, choco covered pretzels and choco covered animal crackers) I also made choco dipped candied orange peels, biscotti and caramel corn. Whew! Exhausting yes, but what smiles did I put on the recipients faces. ;) Here is the recipe for Amish Caramel Corn (this by far is the best in my opinion)

2 sticks butter

2 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla

6 - 8 quarts or 6 - 8 bags of microwave popcorn

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Melt butter; add sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add baking soda and vanilla. Pour over popcorn and mix well. Bake on greased baking sheets for 1/2 to 1 hour. Stir every 15 minutes while baking. Let cool and then store in air tight container or bag up as gifts.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Premium Choices Cheese

Premium Choices is located on a small, beautiful farm in the hills of Juniata County, PA. We are a family owned cheese and yogurt processing facility. Premium Choices is PA Preferred and produces and markets the highest quality cheese and yogurt products giving the consumer an alternative healthy choice to other products in the market. Our specialty is goat milk yogurts and cheeses (both hard and soft).

Why Goat Cheese?
People of all ages can benefit from goat milk. Many lactose intolerant people can tolerate goat milk products. The fat globules in goat milk are much smaller than cows milk and it is to some extent naturally homogenized. Very little cream can be skimmed off a container of milk.

To produce and market the highest quality yogurt and cheese products giving the consumer and alternative healthy choice over other products in the market.

Goat (Semi Soft Cheeses): Cheddar, Havarti, Jack, Colby, Gouda, Feta, Baby Swiss, and Smoke Cheddar

Goat Chevre (Soft Cheeses) : Plain, Salted, Herb, Hot Pepper, Cranberry Almond, Pineapple
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

HOPE because God is working on your behalf.In all things God works for the good of those who love Him. ROMANS 8:28
JOY because God has a plan for you."For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "...plans to give you hope and a future." JEREMIAH 29:11
PEACE because God will be wherever you go.I am with you always. MATTHEW 28:20
LOVE because God deeply cares for you.How wide and long and deep and high is the love of Christ. EPHESIANS 3:18
STRENGTH because God gives you everything you need.I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. PHILLIPIANS 4:13
CONFIDENCE because God made you who you are.God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. GENESIS 1:31
COURAGE because God can do more than you can imagine!With God all things are possible. MATTHEW 19:26

Friday, April 16, 2010

Coming this Fall... The Amish Cook 20th Anniversary Cookbook!!

I absolutely LOVE this series of cookbooks from The Amish Cook. If you aren't a fan yet on Facebook, I suggest "becoming a fan" so you can keep up to date with all the latest Amish news as well as the cookbook updates! Kevin and Lovina do a "Vunderful Gut" job of writing. :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

God is AWESOME! The Laymon and Esh family gather for fellowship!

God is awesome. Here's a photo taken this weekend in Burkesville, KY of Misty Laymon and family (wife of Kenneth Laymon-truck driver) with the surviving Eshes, and Lester (Joel) Gingeriches (left). God bless them all. ♥ What a wonderful example of forgiveness even though it was a horrific accident! Let's examine our own lives. How quickly are we to forgive when we face tragedy in the face?