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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Select Local Choices For Your Food Options

Find Local Choices Food Options   Find Local Choices Food Options   $11.99  Buy Now 

Find Local Choices Food Options

Select Local Choices For Your Food Options

Want a healthier you?  A greener planet?  Stronger community? Local Choices is one place to start.  The authors give you lots of how-to on joining local foods movement.  Local Choices provides the motivation plus the resources, recipes, and simple steps you can take to make a difference for you, your family and your world.

In a readable and understandable way, Local Choices explores health, environmental, economic, and community reasons to eat locally.  The clear direction and helpful stories as a handbook for beginners, and encouragement/entertainment for committed locavores.  The local food movement offers humble solutions to the obesity epidemic, threats to food security, slumping local economies, degradation of farmland, addiction to oil and alienation between consumers and farmers.
-Dr. D.J. Mcfadden
Health Commissioner – Holmes County, Ohio

Table of Contents

•    The Benefits of Local Foods
•    Voting with Your Fork
•    Eating with the Seasons
•    Finding Local Foods
•    Serving the Harvest
•    Bringing Children on Board
•    Surviving the Off-Season
•    Dinning Out Closer to Home
•    Flowers: Going Beyond Food
•    Visions for the Future
•    A Quick Guide to Vegetable and Fruit Storage and Preservation
•    What’s in Season?

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Candy and Confections Cookbook

Candy and Confections Cookbook 
 Candy and Confections Cookbook   $9.99  Buy Now

Candy and Confections Cookbook

Candy and Confections Cookbook 

Author Mary Yoder takes you through her childhood memories providing a wonderful insight into the Amish way of life.  The book is full of pictures of her home and the many day to day life adventures, from children playing, the dinner bell, the old-fashioned cook stove, the spring house, doing the chores, and hobbies.
More than just a cookbook Candy and Confections is filled with helpful hints, and bits of advice from years of experience in making candy and confections.

This is probably one of the most comprehensive books you will find on the art of making candies and confections.  You will learn how to work with chocolate, make popular candy such as caramel peanut butter rolls, cashew brittle, raisin clusters, fudge, marshmallow Easter eggs, almond bark, rocky road bars, caramel pinwheels, coconut bon-bons, peanut butter cups, caramel pecan logs, mints, pecan pralines, toffee, divinity,  icings, and sauces.

The book includes a special section on making cheese balls, party plates, and fondues.  This wonderful 162 page cookbook provides over 100 time tested Amish recipes that will become one of your families and friends favorite cookbooks.

126 pages 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 spiral bound

Table of Contents

•    Symbols
•    Working with Chocolate
•    Candies & Confections
•    Divinity
•    Cooked Creams & Fudges
•    Frostings & Toppings
•    Appetizers
•    Snacks
•    My Own Candy Recipes

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Candy and Confections Cookbook   Candy and Confections Cookbook   $9.99  Buy Now 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Chicken Nesting Box | Rollaway Egg Nest:

Chicken Nesting Box | Rollaway Egg Nest   Chicken Nesting Box | Rollaway Egg Nest   $185.00  Buy Now

These quality galvanized metal nesting boxes are built in an Amish metal shop. Rollaway egg  nesting boxes are specially designed to allow eggs to roll forward into an upfront holding tray.  When the chicken lays her eggs they roll down PVC coated heavy gauge 1/2” x 1/2” wire mesh floor to the front of the nesting box.  To collect the eggs simply lift up the front cover and the eggs will be all lined up for a clean simple collection, without having to disturb nesting hens.
These nest boxes are easy to clean and sanitize.  Nesting boxes are simple to install and provide many superior benefits over wooden nesting boxes.

Boxes have metal mounting cleats, the cleats screw to a solid wall and the nesting box hangs on to the cleats.  Simply lift off to remove to power wash and disinfect.

One nest hole will handle 5-6 hens; four nests will generally provide a family with a generous supply of fresh eggs.

Nest holes are 8” tall 11-1/4” wide and 11-1/2” deep.  The two compartment nest model measures 24-1/2”wide 20” tall 17” deep, the four compartment nest measures 49” wide 20”Tall 17” deep and the eight compartment nest measures 48”wide 35” tall 17” deep.
 Nest boxes are made from 26 gauge galvanized metal, with the tray end and hanging cleats made from 16 gauge galvanized metal.

The price starts with the two nest model and incremental adds the price difference with each additional size selected. Note: Please be sure to select "None" if you do not wish to purchase that model.

Nesting boxes will be shipped flat and will need complete assembly using 3/16 and 1/4 bolts.

Chicken Nesting Box | Rollaway Egg Nest  Chicken Nesting Box | Rollaway Egg Nest  $185.00 Buy Now
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Wagon Gear | Box Wagon | Covered Wagons:

Wagon Gear | Box Wagon | Covered Wagon   Wagon Gear | Box Wagon | Covered Wagon   Price- N/A (Product Info Page or Quote Based Service)  Buy Now

It’s the real McCoy, Authentic  Working Wagons with Wood Spoke Wheels.

Now you can custom build a complete authentic old time box wagon or add options to make it a covered wagon, add a chuck box and make it a chuck wagon.  This Amish builder designs and builds quality working wagons to last a lifetime.  He is very selective in choosing his materials.  Wagon wheels are built using roller bearing hubs, authentic wooden hubs are an option.  You can build a functional box wagon with brakes for only $4633 and a complete covered chuck wagon for $5588.  Others on the Internet are charging much higher prices, as much as double these prices, at Cottage Craft Works we bring you old fashioned quality and value.

Purchase option #1 is for the running gear.  Built with selected Ash lumber reinforced with steel.  Standard size is 70” hub to hub and built to hold a 38” box.  Running gear does not include the wheels or tongue.  The gear is designed with metal roller bearing axles.  Authentic wooden hub axles are optional.  Running Gear price is $1650 for a 38” box or $1750 for a 42” box.

Add-on #1- The wagon Tongue for the above also built using Ash lumber and reinforced with steel.  $250

Add-on #2- The brakes choose authentic (Rub) brakes $545 or hydraulic breaks $485

Add-on #3- The wheels choose 2” flat steel $1106 a set or 2” rubber wheels $1353 a set.  2-1/2” steel wheels $1243 a set or 2-1/2” rubber wheels $1525 a set.

Add-on #4-Wagon Box standard 38” x 10’-6” built with Popular lumber $700, 42” $800.

Add-on #5- Wagon seat built with popular lumber and quality metal springs and hardware.  Has cleats to set on top of the wagon box $235.

Add-on #6- Chuck Box built with popular lumber the lid is covered in Aluminum, the chuck box can be configured to your specifications $725.

Add-on #7- The bows set of 5 select from 2” $95 or 2-1/2” $105.

Add-on #8- The canvas measures 11-1/2’ x 12’ with loops $190.  Optional driver canopy available.

Select the options you want below, be sure to select "None" to cancel out the add-on item.

This Amish craftsman generally works on a 45 day manufacturing time frame.

Check our outdoor cooking grill and pot holder, along with our outdoor cookbook.

All prices are F.O.B. Northern Indiana. We can assist in locating a transport company to ship to your location, or drop at a farm implement dealer closer to your location. We expect depending on your location and time frame to build your wagon, we can help you locate a much lesser shipping option. However, because of the changing fuel prices we cannot guarantee any shipping quotes until the wagon is ready to ship to you. This is an offer to assist and is not contingent or conditional on acceptance of the completed wagon. Our price is based on Freight On Buyer from the manufacturer location in Northern Indiana. If we do locate a transport company for you, those charges will be at additional cost. Please e-mail us to request a F.O.B. quote.

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Simple Magic Apple Pie and Other Amish Cookbooks:

Wooden Spoon Wedding Sampler Cookbook   Wooden Spoon Wedding Sampler Cookbook   $10.99  Buy Now

Gluten-Free Cookbook   Gluten-Free Cookbook   $8.99  Buy Now

Healthy Choices Cookbook   Healthy Choices Cookbook   $15.99  Buy Now

This is a simple quick recipe from our Wooden Spoon Sampler Amish cookbook.

Magic Apple Pie

1 egg

3/4 c. sugar

1/2 c. flour

1 t. baking powder

pinch of salt

1 medium tart apple, peeled and diced

1/2 c. raisins

Beat egg; add sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in apples and raisins. Spread into a greased pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve with whipped topping or ice cream if desired.

Wooden Spoon Wedding Sampler Cookbook

Amish weddings are intimate once-in-a-life time events. When it comes to wedding meals the Amish know how to put on a spread. For a traditional Amish wedding, though, it’s the place where the bride and groom and their four witnesses eat two meals-dinner and supper. These tables are carefully arranged and decorated by the bride.

In the Wooden Spoon Wedding Sampler, Miriam Miller an Amish bride from Holmes County Ohio, shares her entire wedding spread along with many personal memories of their wedding day. You’re invited to enjoy the recipes for her wedding chicken (page 40), dressing (page 37) and all the other fixings of a typical Amish wedding main course. Then for dessert you can pick between apple pie (page 80), peanut butter pie (page 81), date pudding (page 165), or jelly roll (page 101). Here’s your invitation to the food at an Amish wedding.

The Wooden Spoon Sampler includes a wide variety of recipes served in traditional Amish weddings.

246 pages 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 spiral bound

Table of Contents
• Beverages
• Breads, Rolls & Cereals
• Salads & Salad Dressings
• Meats & Main Dishes
• Soups & Vegetables
• Pies
• Cakes, Cookies, & Frostings
• Desserts & Puddings
• Candies & Snacks
• Canning & Freezing
• Miscellaneous

You may have met Miriam Miller for the first time when she was a single 17-year-old Amish girl who had a dream of compiling her own cookbook-The Wooden Spoon. Now in its eighth printing, The Wooden Spoon has become a favorite among people who enjoy Amish cooking all over the United States. The Wooden Spoon is also listed on our Cottage Craft Works site.

Cottage Craft Works at offers 20 other Amish cookbooks, including Gluten Free Cooking, and Healthy Choices.

Gluten-Free Amish Cookbook

From Keepers at Home Magazine readers

Gluten-Free Cooking is the first book in our Keepers at Home Cookbook series.  Features 121 gluten free recipes from Keepers at Home readers who want to help others in this special food lifestyle.  With Keepers at Home Gluten-Free Cooking, making gluten-free food scrumptious joy instead of a burden necessary survival.

These gluten-free recipes are shared by people who know the challenges of going gluten-free.  They know the adjustments, and the trial and error involved in converting a recipe.  They hope to make your gluten-free lifestyle easier and tastier.

Recent studies and experiments in the gluten-free field are turning out more and more satisfactory results, to the point now where many non-gluten-free people are shocked to find the desserts they are sampling do not have a single trace of wheat flour in them!  Special gums and combination's of various gluten-free flours have turned baking (and eating!) into a scrumptious joy, instead of a burden necessary for survival.

Whether you are new to the field of gluten-free baking (and eating) or a veteran, you will find this cookbook a helpful tool and reliable guide in your kitchen-and a winner in the dining room!
In addition to helping you get started with a gluten-free lifestyle, the Gluten-Free Cookbook provides an abundance of recipes to make gluten-free flour mixes, breads, muffins, biscuits, breakfast, main dishes, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and deserts.

119 pages 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 spiral bound

Table of Contents

•    Gluten-Free Getting Started
•    Gluten-Free Flour Mixes
•    Gluten-Free Yeast Breads
•    Gluten-Free Muffins
•    Gluten-Free Biscuits
•    Gluten-Free Breakfast
•    Gluten-Free Main Dishes
•    Gluten-Free Cakes and Cupcakes
•    Gluten-Free Cookies
•    Gluten-Free Desserts
•    Gluten-Free Miscellaneous

Healthy Choices Cookbook 

A Cookbook with recipes using no sugar, no white flour, and no artificial anything.

A Cookbook for people who want wholesome, nutritious food, from the kitchens of Keepers at Home readers.

Are you looking for a common sense approach to a healthier lifestyle?  Keepers at Home readers have compiled Healthy Choices Cookbook to help you provide nutritious food for your family and friends.  The recipes in Health Choices are sugar-free, use no white flour, and don’t ask for artificial ingredients.  In the long run, no one maintains vibrant, growing health on radiant, fumigated, pasteurized, homogenized, chemical-laden, and nutritionally dead food.  Living cells require living foods.

While it’s sometimes hard to decide the exact place where dead food stops and healthful food starts, and certain foods “don’t agree” with some people as they do with others, Healthy Choices with its 1,903 recipes offers a wide range of traditional and modern recipes that help you protect, maintain, and encourage the good health God gives you and your loved ones.  Take the first step toward better health-start with healthy food choices.

The cookbook also includes sections on hits and tips for soaps & cleaners, home remedies, and gardening solutions.

About Keepers at Home Magazine- Started in 1993, Keepers at Home had a mission to encourage mothers in their God-given calling of being mothers and homemakers.  Over 16,000 and growing readers across the world are blessed and encouraged with homemaking articles, recipes, gardening, topics, homemade creations, and spiritual nourishment, all written by the readers and editors.  You can actually subscribe to Keepers at Home Magazine at Cottage Craft Works, the subscription information is located under our Home Goods - Faith | Hope | Family | tab.

454 pages 7 x 10 spiral bound

Table of Contents

•    Beverages
•    Breakfast
•    Breads
•    Sourdough
•    Salads & Dressings
•    Cooking with Herbs
•    Meats
•    Meat Substitutes
•    Casseroles
•    Side Dishes
•    Soups
•    Pizza & Sandwiches
•    Dairy
•    Lacto-Fermented
•    Cakes
•    Cookies
•    Pies
•    Desserts
•    Dips. Spreads, & Salsa
•    Campfire Cooking
•    Canning
•    Dry Seasoning Mixes
•    Soaps & Cleaners
•    Home Remedies
•    Gardening Solutions

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