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Fall in Love with PA Dutch Country! Valentine edition- Pa Dutch Country Insider E-Zine
January 21, 2017

Fall in Love with Pa Dutch Country!

Valentine Edition. Pa Dutch Country Insider February 2017 issue #009

Valentine Poem

You’re everything I ever wanted; I wish you could be mine; And so I must ask you: Will you be my Valentine?


My Book Pick

In need of new Amish romance? Check out the Amish Valentine by Sarah Miller.

Amish Valentine

Attractions and Events

Susquehanna Heritage is pleased to present Susquehanna Greenway Partnership's Treasured Towns and Landscapes Photo Contest Winners exhibition at Columbia Crossing River Trails Center. This is the 5th Annual Photo Contest from the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership. Numerous images were submitted that highlighted our historic river towns, gorgeous river landscapes, and photos of life along the Susquehanna River region; reminding of us of the strong connection between our river and our lives. From awe inspiring aerial photos to smiling faces of river goers, this exhibit will likely influence your next day trip. On view from February 1st through March 19th during all visitor hours (Wed - Sat 10 am to 4 pm & Sun 12 pm to 4 pm). In conjunction with the exhibit, join us for a Basics of Nature Photography talk on March 10th at Columbia Crossing. Tickets for the talk are $10. Pick up new techniques to submit your photograph for the 6th Annual Susquehanna Greenway Partnership Photo Contest.

Columbia Crossing River Trails Center 41 Walnut Street Columbia, PA 17512

(717) 449-5607

Rainbow's Comedy Playhouse - A year-round dinner & Broadway show package featuring professional performers from across the United States and a live orchestra. Rainbow's Comedy Playhouse

All You Can Eat Breakfasts
Breakfast is served from 6 to 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month from November to April and includes eggs, toast, pancakes, bacon, sausage, fried potatoes, dried beef gravy, shoofly pie, donuts, tropical fruit, and beverage.

Bareville Fire Company 211 East Main Street Leola, PA 17540 717-413-3246

Love: A Valentine's Cabaret Celebrate Valentine's Day with a unique experience at Casey Jones' Restaurant at The Red Caboose Motel!
Feb. 14 Treat your sweetie to something different and join us in our 80-ton P70 Pennsylvania Railroad Dining Car and enjoy a night of love songs - from classic to fun! Featuring the vocal talents of Sydney Leigh Allen, Daniel Gorham, Joshua Lehman and Kat Prickett, you are sure to hear one of your favorites. Scott Williams on keys. Dessert, coffee/tea and fountain drinks will be available for purchase. Advance tickets are required due to limited seating, and are being offered at pay-what-you-want prices. The Red Caboose Motel & Restaurant

312 Paradise Lane Ronks, PA 17572 (717) 574-9086

Since love is in the air how about a stay at one of these romantic bed and breakfasts .


Pennsylvania Dutch Cake and Custard Pie



1 box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box


1/3 cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons Pillsbury BEST® all-purpose flour

1teaspoon apple pie spice*

1 cup applesauce

2/3 cup sour cream

1/3 cup molasses

1 egg, beaten


1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened

1/2 cup sour milk**

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/4 cups Pillsbury BEST® all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda


1/2 to 3/4 cup powdered sugar

2 tablespoons brewed coffee


1 Place pie crust in 9-inch glass pie pan or 9-inch deep-dish glass pie pan as directed on box for One-Crust Filled Pie.
2 Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, mix 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and the apple pie spice. Stir in remaining filling ingredients until well blended; set aside.
3 In small bowl with electric mixer, beat 1/2 cup granulated sugar and the butter on medium speed until well blended. Beat in sour milk, 1 egg and the vanilla (mixture will look curdled). On low speed, beat in flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Spoon into crust-lined pan. Carefully pour filling mixture over batter.
4 Bake 50 to 65 minutes or until center springs back when touched lightly and top is deep golden brown (filling will sink to bottom during baking).
5 In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and coffee until smooth and desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle over warm pie. Serve warm.

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