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Apple Cider Chicken Dinner
Jul. 13, 2011 *

Last night for dinner I used a product from Patti Labelle's Lady Marmalade line... Apple Cider Marinade... and it was delicious!!!

Here is how simple it was:

1 pound boneless/skinless chicken breast
1 jar of marinade

24 hours before I was planning on making the chicken, I threw the chicken in a zip lock back with the marinade and refrigeratred it. Then when it was time to make it, I just threw the chicken in the oven at 350 degress until it was cooked throughout (covered). You could also throw the chicken on the grill as well.

This marinade is very good and has a fun/interesting flavor... it has a vinegar base which you can definitely taste, a little kick and a wonderful taste! The chicken was delicious and you could taste the marinade throughout the chicken which I loved.

Stop by Lancaster Central Market and grab a jar for your next cookout or when you need a quick and easy dinner.

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New at market - Steel's Gourmet Foods
May 31, 2011 *

A few weeks ago we added a new line of products at our Central Market location. The line is called Steel’s Gourmet Foods. This line of products is made locally here in Lancaster, PA, only a few minutes from market itself!

The past several weeks we have tasted some of these new and fun products and have enjoyed them all so far.

There are numerous products so if you’re not sure what to start with; a few we have had are:

Agave Mango Curry Sauce

-     This one is super easy! All I did was pour the jar into a Crockpot with some boneless, skinless chicken breasts and let it cook until the chicken was done. I served the chicken and sauce over white rice and it was delicious! Not only does this taste amazing, it will make your house smell divine!

Agave Teriyaki Sauce

-     Another easy one. Sauté diced chicken pieces on the stove until they are cooked and then add the Teriyaki Sauce and vegetables of your choice to make an amazing chicken stir fry! Again, super easy, healthy, and delicious!

Nature Sweet Maple Flavor Syrup and Organic Agave Nectar

-     Both of these are wonderful over pancakes and waffles!

If you are not familiar with this line of products, I would strongly encourage you to check it out! Not only do they taste great but they are all natural, gluten free, low in calories, perfect for diabetics (low glycemic index) and they use quality ingredients!

Stop back in the weeks ahead for more product reviews and recipes ideas.

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Vanilla Ice Cream, Peaches & JAM
Aug. 16, 2010 *

Last night, we were hungry for a sweet snack… Someone at market on Saturday told my hubby that they grill their peaches! We thought this sounded interesting, so we tried it!


We grilled a few peaches, ran to the store for vanilla ice cream and had a wonderful snack. Then hubby got the fantastic idea to add a few scoops of Pricilla’s Peach Jam on top of the ice cream and peaches… he even put the jam in the microwave to warm it up. OH MY WORD! I can’t tell you all in words how delicious this was!


You could really do this with any type of fruit and of course all of our Amish Jams. We will definitely be trying different combinations in the future!

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Taco Night!
Aug. 02, 2010 *

Last night we were over at my in laws celebrating my husband’s brother. Of course we had a wonderful time catching up with friends and family but he highlight of the night for me was the food! My mother in law had all the fixin’s for taco salads. For some reason, this has been a favorite of mine lately so I was more than happy when I walked in the door and saw what was for dinner!


She had fresh cut lettuce, corn chips, taco beef, cheese and a variety of salsas. My favorite is Lynn’s Pineapple Salsa. I love the sweet flavor with the taco meat. My hubby prefers Keith’s Corn Salsa on his. This is good as well but for some reason I just can’t get enough of the Pineapple.


If you love tacos (and who doesn’t given how easy they are to make), I highly recommend trying one of our Amish Salsas on them… whether you eat it in a taco or as a salad, these salsas won’t disappoint!

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Just like grandma's...
Jul. 28, 2010 *

Amish Hot Bacon Salad is one of my grandma’s staple foods at all family get-togethers. It never fails that she has this salad on the table, ready for all to indulge!


It is a favorite of my entire family! She of course makes her own Hot Bacon Dressing; however, Naomi’s  Bacon Dressing tastes just like grandma’s. I honestly could not believe how similar they were the first time I had Naomi’s.


If you’re going to try this, it is super easy! All my grandma does is cut up some fresh lettuce and then slices hardboiled egg on top. Then you simply pour the Bacon Dressing over the salad and there you have it! It couldn’t get any easier or better tasting!  


Side note: I was talking to a gentleman at market last week and he told me he has a friend who is a Cardiologist in Lancaster and it is because of things like Naomi’s Bacon Dressing that he makes a living… and my response… we never claimed this was healthy for you, only VERY tasty!   J  Both he and I had a good laugh about this and it made us realize why we love Lancaster County so much – good food!

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Amish BBQ Sauce - Sweet and Spicy!
Jul. 26, 2010 *

There was quite a bit of discussion on our Facebook page last week about our Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce so I thought I would blog about it this morning. This Amish BBQ Sauce seems to be quite a hit with our customers.


If you haven’t tried it, most people like it because of its sweet raspberry taste and then of course the slight kick of chipotle! We like to use it on our chicken and pork but you can pretty much put it on anything…


Someone at market on Friday told me they pour it over cream cheese. Of course I thought they were thinking of our Amish Red Pepper Jam but she said that they do that too, but the Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce on cream cheese is just as good.


We love learning new ideas on how to use our products from our customers – stop by market, check us out on Facebook or shoot us an email with anything you would like to share!


We know what you’re thinking… ok so where can I buy this stuff? Well right now you have to come visit us at Lancaster Central Market because we do not have our BBQ sauces on the web yet… Or stop back soon… they will be available here in the coming weeks!


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Southwestern Taco Pie
Jul. 12, 2010 *

What’s for dinner at your house tonight? We are having Southwestern Taco Pie!


Check out this recipe and be sure to try it sometime soon…


1 pound lean ground beef
1 (1.25-ounce) package Taco Seasoning Mix
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon oil
1 (1-pound) package frozen green, red and yellow peppers and onions*
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 (11-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1/2 cup salsa – Lynn’s Pineapple, Keith’s Corn or Josh’s Black Bean – pick any one but make sure to try all three!
1 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on package
8 ounces (2 cups) shredded cheese recommended: Colby/Monterey blend or Mexican blend

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Brown ground beef in large skillet over medium-high heat for 8 to 10minutes or until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain. Add taco seasoning mix and water; mix until ground beef is well coated.

Meanwhile, heat oil in large saucepan over medium high heat until hot. Add peppers and onions; cook 4 to 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and drain excess liquid. Add garlic and onion powders, salt, pepper, corn, and salsa, stir well and set aside.

Prepare pie crusts as directed on package for 2-crust pie using 9-inch glass or metal pie pan.

Combine salsa and corn mixture with ground beef; mix well. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheese evenly in bottom of crust-lined pan. Spread 1/2 of beef mixture evenly in pan over cheese, pat down. Sprinkle 3/4 cup cheese in pan and spread evenly with remaining beef mixture, pat down, top with remaining 3/4 cup cheese. Top with second crust and flute; slit in several places.

Bake for 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cover edge of crust with strips of foil or a pie crust shield after 15 minutes of baking. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

* If using fresh peppers and onions, use 1 1/2 cups chopped onions and 2 1/2 cups chopped peppers and increase prep time and stove top cooking time.


I wish I could take credit for this recipe, but unfortunately cannot… I found it on a friend’s blog… all I did was change up the salsa to some Amish Family Recipe goodness!


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Hot Hot Hot Mustard
Jul. 07, 2010 *

Looking for something to take to a weekend get-together? Do you want to impress your friends and family?

Grab a jar of Eli's Hot Mustard and some Super Sharp Cheddar Cheese... this combination is "oh so good" and will have your friends talking! Our Amish hot mustard is sure to clear out your sinuses with its "horseradish hottness"! We just hope you're brave enough to give it a try. 

Your will also enjoy Eli's Hot Mustard on pretzels, sandwhiches, hot dogs, burgers, etc... The list goes on and on.

Come to think of it... I don't know that anyone has ever sampled this mustard and not liked it... So order some for yourself online or stop by Lancaster Central Market and try it for yourself. Say hello to us and mention this blog post and we will give you $1 off any jar you would like! Of course, we would recomend the Eli's Hot Mustard!

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Grillin' with Pineapple Vinaigrette
Jun. 07, 2010 *

The weather this week in central PA is going to be beautiful! To enjoy the nice, warm, evening air, I recomend throwing some shrimp on the grill for dinner. Darlene's Fat Free Honey Kissed Pineapple Vinaigrette is delicious on shrimp. It is as simple as pouring some of this yummy Amish dressing into a pan, placing your peeled shrimp in the pan and cooking the shrimp!

While you are doing that on the side burner of your grill, I also recomend slicing some squash and zucchini from your garden and throwing that on the grill. While it is cooking, brush on some Fat Free Honey Kissed Pineapple Vinaigrette! I know this may sound a little funny but it is delicious!

Now doesn't that sound like a wonderful summer dinner? Let us know if you try it and what you think.

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Weekend Cookout Party Pleaser!
May 20, 2010 *

Looking for the perfect snack to take to a cookout this weekend? We have 2 delicious suggestions...

All you need is a block of cream cheese and either our Amish Red Pepper Jam or Pineapple Salsa.

Now here is the best part... All you have to do is pour the Pepper Jam or the Pineapple Salsa atop the cream cheese and serve with crackers! Could we make it any easier?!?!

Both of these snacks are sure to be a hit at any get together! You may want to take more than one block of cream cheese because your friends and family will eat this up very quickly and will want more more more!


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Hot Pepper Jam is GOOOOD!
May 14, 2010 *

So the Hot Pepper Jam on the turkey was really good!  How amazing - i'll be telling all my Amish Friends!  But seriously though, we just mix just a little bit of water to make it runny, then brush it right on the meat!  Next time i would marinade it a litle longer!  Thanks God for Amish Hot Pepper Jam!

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Come and Visit Us!
Apr. 17, 2010

So we are here and ready to get rolling with our new blog! We thank you for stopping by and taking a look at our goodies and all we have to offer! Please check back often for updates on our site and some new "shtuff"!

Feel free to comment or stop and see us at Lancaster Central Market!Tell us you saw us on the web!

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