By Kevin Williams
Time for our weekly whirl through the blogosphere in search of anything and everything Plain. Got some gems to share today so let’s get right to it!
PEACHY PAINTING: Cheryl McNulty is working on another amazing watercolor, this one depicting an Amish girl working on the peach harvest. She needs a little helping finish it, got any background suggestions? Click here to take a look at this wonderful work in progress!
PRAYERS FOR HOME JOYS GINA: I’ve come to really enjoy Gina’s blog “Home Joys” and was saddened/concerned to read of her husband’s health problems. He’s undergoing surgery today. They have a lovely family and I know they want him back and in full form as soon as possible, let’s hope and pray for a positive outcome. Click here for more. Gina is a talented Mennonite blogger who lives in Pennsylvania with her family.
BUTTERSCOTCH POWDER PUDDING COOKIES: Somehow I’m imagining eating these and coming away with a mouth full of sawdust-like powder. No thanks. Actually, though, if you softened the name a bit to the more accurate “Butterscotch cookies”, these seem like a wonderful treat. Check out the recipe spotted from Patricia’s Patchwork here. The recipe came from a Mennonite cookbook. And, by the way, if you are a butterscotch fan, you might want to check out this Amish Buttescotch Cream Pie http://www.amish365.com/homemade-amish-butterscotch-cream-pie/recipe on Amish365!
BLOG SPIN – AMISH COFFEECAKE: Okay, I spun the “blog wheel” and came up with this older, delicious post: Amish coffeecake. What is great about this is it’s coffeecake with coffee in it. Hmmm, the recipe doesn’t say whether to use decaf or not:) You could caffeinated coffee in the cake and drink a cup of coffee with it and you’d be wired for the day! Click here for the recipe.
AMISH AMERICA – VISIT TO MILLER’S BAKERY – Erik Wesner features a short video tour of a popular bakery in Amish country, take a look here! Man, he mentions the “raisin-filled cookies”, those are very popular among Amish old-timers, it’s tough to find that in bakeries, so I am excited to know it is there. We do have a recipe on Amish365 for those cookies, click here for Raisin-Filled Cookies.