Hello, I'm Anna, and I am thrilled to have you join me on my journey of blogging. Allow me to introduce myself as someone who has a deep connection to the Amish community, having grown up in a New Order Amish home and being part of that community for the first 22 years of my life.
I was raised in the picturesque heart of Lancaster County Amish country, in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, and have an appreciation for the rich customs and traditions that have shaped my upbringing.
Currently, I reside in a small rural town in Missouri, where I am blessed to share my life with my loving husband and four incredible children. I am a homeschool mom, and family is truly the cornerstone of my existence.
Ever since my early years, I have found immense joy in the culinary arts. For several years, I worked in the kitchen at a local supermarket. A group of Amish and Mennonite girls ran that place, and we made all kinds of soups, salads, and homemade PA Dutch foods for the deli.
Cooking and baking have been an integral part of my life, and I take great pleasure in creating delicious meals and treats from scratch. Baking, in particular, holds a special place in my heart, and I must confess that I have a weakness for sweets.
Beyond the kitchen, I also enjoy the art of gardening. It provides me with a therapeutic connection to nature and the opportunity to nurture the bountiful gifts it offers.
However, above all else, my ultimate source of happiness stems from serving my Lord Jesus and from the invaluable moments I share with my cherished family.
While the path of becoming a blogger was not something I initially envisioned for myself, it was the encouragement and inspiration of my sister-in-law, @aranchmom.com, that led me to share my unique experiences and insights into the Amish way of life that I was raised in.
If you find yourself curious about the Amish community, their simple and traditional lifestyle, and the intriguing sight of them traveling in their buggies, you have come to the right place.
Through my blog, my intention is to provide you with a window into the Amish world. I share firsthand accounts of my Amish upbringing, shedding light on their customs and offering a glimpse into why I made the decision to forge a different path for myself.
Furthermore, I am thrilled to present to you a delightful array of Amish recipes, each possessing a unique and enticing quality that is sure to capture your taste buds.
Many of the recipes that I share are dishes that I grew up with. Amish food is comforting, hearty, and filling, and (I won't lie) a lot of their meals are loaded with carbs. 🙂
And, although I try to stay true to the authenticity of Amish recipes, sometimes I add my own twist with more spices and seasonings than the original recipes included. I hope you enjoy my recipes, and if you prefer traditional recipes without added spices, feel free to omit them and stick with the basics.
I extend my heartfelt gratitude to you for joining me on this adventure, and I genuinely hope that you will find not only enjoyment but also enlightenment as I share My Amish Heritage with you.
From the author, Anna Schrock (Stoltzfus)
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