Gloria serves up Zucchini Hamburger Casserole

Gloria serves up Zucchini Hamburger Casserole

Summertime is winding to a close and cooler days have arrived in the southern Illinois countryside we call home. Fall is here at last. Labors in the f...

September 28th, 2016 |  


Daily surprises and sesame chicken

Daily surprises and sesame chicken

My day today looks like an interesting one. I never know what to expect out of my days or what may come up that wasn’t on my schedule.Yesterday,...

September 20th, 2016 |  


Traditions and Raber’s special

Traditions and Raber’s special

Family traditions are an interesting subject. The Amish as a whole have large families. My father-in-law,for example, comes from a family of 16 childr...

September 13th, 2016 |  


Gloria’s mixing it up

Gloria’s mixing it up

We like convenience and easy meals in the kitchen as much as anyone else. So why not try homemade premixed foods? With most Amish families being large...

September 10th, 2016 |  


Pizza pockets from a new dad

Pizza pockets from a new dad

By Kevin WilliamsAmish Cook EditorEditor’s Note: Gloria’s column will return in its regular format next week.Last week I was able to spend...

August 27th, 2016 |  


Pizza pockets from a new dad

Pizza pockets from a new dad

By Kevin WilliamsAmish Cook EditorEditor’s Note: Gloria’s column will return in its regular format next week.Last week I was able to spend...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Rolling up with the Yoders

Rolling up with the Yoders

The air was thick enough to be sliced. In a matter of minutes, we’d find out whether our dream would become a reality. For weeks we had been wai...

August 18th, 2016 |  


A new colt and Apple Blossom Cake

A new colt and Apple Blossom Cake

Sapphire will have her colt any day, we kept telling our 4-year-old, Julia. “Any day” kept stretching into weeks. Every morning, evening, ...

August 10th, 2016 |  


Homemade ice cream a summer favorite

Homemade ice cream a summer favorite

Is there anything better at the close of a hot summer day than a bowl of homemade ice cream? Mmmm, I can almost taste it as I write! Regular store-bou...

August 4th, 2016 |  


Human trafficking not easy to identify

Human trafficking not easy to identify

For the Troy Daily NewsTROY — Victims of human trafficking don’t want to be in that situation, but also won’t readily admit whatR...

July 27th, 2016 |