PA Dutch Food

Farm Fresh Food in Lancaster County

Where to Find Farm Fresh Food in Lancaster, PA

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | July 22, 2021

Summer in Lancaster County is verdant and delicious! Those gorgeous lush green fields along our country roads produce bushels upon bushels of farm-fresh produce. If you’re a fan of farm-to-table restaurants, you know that means menus featuring lots of

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Amish Country homemade ice cream in Bird-in-Hand, PA

How to Make Homemade Amish Country Ice Cream

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | July 7, 2021

Take a moment in the season’s sweltering heat and ask yourself how many of your favorite summer memories involve a sweet, cold, flavorful confection? If you’re looking for some amazing homemade ice cream in Lancaster County, Pa., look no

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How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with an Amish Country Touch

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | February 5, 2021

If your true love loves Lancaster County, we’d like to offer some suggestions for how you can make this year’s Valentine’s Day extra special – with special meals, sweet treats, romantic getaways, and more. Whether you live nearby or

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Buy Amish Baked Goods Online

Find Your Favorite Amish Baked Goods Online

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | February 1, 2021

People who visit Bird-in-Hand often say their fondest memories include Pennsylvania Dutch food like ham balls, chicken corn soup, Amish potato salad, and especially the baked goods that are unique to this region: shoofly pie, whoopie pies, apple fritters,

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Grandma Smucker’s Holiday Party Mix

How to Make Grandma Smucker’s Holiday Party Mix

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | December 16, 2020

The holidays have always been a time for traditions, from sacred church services to “secret Santa” gift exchanges, from festive decorations to special foods on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Some go caroling, some leave out cookies or other

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What Attractions Are Open In Lancaster County?

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | July 22, 2020

This year, summer vacations are more important than ever. If you’re looking for fresh air and wide-open spaces, Lancaster County is the ideal destination. You can enjoy a getaway while avoiding crowded cities and beaches. And whether you are

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Pennsylvania Dutch Recipes for Delicious Christmas Treats

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | December 12, 2019

Delicious home-cooked meals have been an essential part of Bird-in-Hand family gatherings for decades. This year, we welcome new and old friends alike to join us in celebrating Christmas by gathering around a table full of heartwarming, authentic Pennsylvania

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Bird-in-Hand Bakery's Homemade Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Where to Buy Whoopie Pies in Lancaster PA

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | December 11, 2019

The whoopie pie is an all-American baked good of many colorful names: black moon, gob, black-and-white, bob, or “BFO” for Big Fat Oreo. To us, here in Lancaster County, they are known as whoopie pies, our beloved favorite dessert.

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A slice of wet-bottom shoofly pie from Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Cafe

What is Shoofly Pie?

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | November 25, 2019

Despite its odd name, shoofly pie is to Pennsylvania Dutch households as pecan pie is to Southern homes. With its gooey syrup, brown sugar, and crumb topping, this delicious treat has been a longtime staple in Lancaster County for

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