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Baking Blitz....

Wow, I noticed a user on this site this morning that has been registered here for over 4 years.  Amazing, I just didn't realize anyone has been sticking around the various site metamorphises that long.  This website in its current incarnation has really just been around since October 2006.

I will be spending Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at Lovina's doing a massive baking blitz.  We'll be conducting the primary photo shoot for our upcoming baking book.  So we have breads, rolls, pies, cookies, brownies, and other goodies to prepare.  I've lost almost 10 pounds since the end of recipe testing 3 weeks ago through a rigorous routine of running and better eating.  I'm hoping I won't see all that progress wiped away in 3 days of butterscotch brownies, spice cake, and monster cookies.

The photo above is of a homemade pear bundt cake, one of the recipes featured in the autumn book (you have to wait until it comes out to get the recipe!).   Formal photo-shoots for a cookbook are not easy. A ton of work goes into making sure every shot is perfect.  The same photographer that did Amish Cook at Home, Betsy Blanton, will do our baking book.  I'll conduct an on-camera interview with her this week and upload it to this site when I get back.  I'll talk to her about the challenges of shooting this project.  If anyone has a question you'd like me to ask Betsy, please email me and I'll include it in the interview!

lorraine stoddard's picture
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Kevin,you lost 10 lbs,that's great!!!Smile  Keep up the good work.

KJuneBug's picture
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I remember in 2005 sometime, the site went away for a while, and I would occasionally check to see if it was back, I think I found it again from the "editor" information at the bottom of an online version of the column, probably from the Harrisonburg, VA paper.

To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Titus 2:5

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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift... that's why they call it the present."

 Yah, I remember there was a discussion board back then.  A girl (non-Amish) was asking advice if it was okay to date an Amish boy she liked.  I wonder what ever happened to them... 

LuvMaerz's picture
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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift... that's why they call it the present."

Yes, I cannot wait to see what this new book hold!  It is going to be something special, indeed.

Kevin, if you think of it... would you mind keeping track of how much sugar, flour, eggs, etc. you use for the baking blitz?  I really enjoy when Elizabeth/Lovina would tell of how many pounds of chicken, potatoes, salads, etc. they cooked for big dinners.  I can imagine you guys will be using a LOT of stuff over the next 3 days.

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You can tell Betsy takes pride in her work, by the work she does.  Oh, and congratulations on the weight loss. 

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Kevin, just wanted to say what a wonderful  job Betsy did with the photos in the last book, and looking forward to seeing her great work in the new book next fall. I know it will be beautiful! ~Diann

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