By Kevin Williams
We're going to take our weekly whirl into Amazon to look at all things Plain or Amish that might be available.
AMISH CARAMEL CORN PUFFIES: Yum, where have these been all my life? Click here to read more and buy.
AMISH CHERRY SALSA: Man, I am a sucker for a good salsa, and this sounds so intriguing: cherry salsa. I mean, I like peach salsa. And pineapple salsa. But cherry? Mmmm, I bet this is really good. Bring on the tortilla chips and order some of this for Super Bowl Sunday!
MAPLE BUTTER SPREAD: Yum...this Amish-made concoction is great on waffles or pancakes, apparently. I'm game. Click here.
AMISH COOKING AND CANNING BUCHANAN COUNTY, IOWA: Okay, you all have taught me one thing....if I see a cookbook or other item that there is a limited supply of, that I think looks interesting, grab it BEFORE I tell you all about it!:) After I posted about the "Big Valley" cookbook last week, those remaining copies were completely picked over. Here is another hyper-local Amish cookbook showcasing recipes from Buchanan County, Iowa. This cookbook was produced in 1976 so you'll have a lot of very local recipes, ones that reflect Buchanan County, and ones that have been passed down from old-timers...just the type of anthropologically rich cookbook I love and there are copies available for $1.50. So grabbed one before posting this. Looks like an awesome trove of recipes! Click here for more.
TASTE OF PINECRAFT: I already own a copy of this book (signed by Sherry). This is the ORIGINAL Pinecraft cookbook and, with its spiral binding and no-frills charm, I like it better than some of the later editions. There must not be many copies of this original left. This book is PACKED with recipes and really gives one taste of winter life in the Amish enclave of Pinecraft. Click here to buy a copy.