By Kevin Williams
We've got some interesting things on Amish Amazon this week to look at.....
AMISH CORN SALSA: Ahhhh, chips and salsa...one of my favorite snacks...but, to me, I like salsa when it is chunkier, either with tomato, beans, or corn in it...just gives the snack more bulk and heft. So I am really intrigued with this Amish-made salsa, it's made in the Amish community of Arthur, Illinois. Click here.
AMISH GOOD HEALTH TONIC: I can't and won't vouch for the efficacy of this product, but I think it does showcase how these types of tonics are popular among the Amish. Here is the product description:
Yoder's Good Health Recipe is a unique herbal tonic that has been used by satisfied customers for over seventeen years. It's an old family recipe that combines the goodness of aged apple cider vinegar and fourteen herbs and spices. The ginseng used in our recipe is 100 Percent wild-grown Kentucky Mountain Ginseng, the best in the world. All of our herbs are either organic or wild-crafted. No pesticides or chemicals are used in their growing or processing.
So, I don't know, maybe someone wants to try it and let us know how it works....click here.
COBLENTZ CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER GRAHAM CRACKER SANDWICHES: Man, these just sound amazing. Heavenly. Divine. Wow, wow, wow. Okay, I love chocolate. I love peanut butter. And I love graham crackers. So you have a trifecta here made by an Ohio Amish country chocolate company, these sound amazing....click here if you want to try them.
YODER, KANSAS AMISH COOKBOOK: There is one of these books for sale, used, on Amazon. Here is the description of the book:
The farming community of Yoder, Kansas is located about 10 miles southeast of Hutchinson. Today, the Yoder settlement is the furthermost west of all the Old Order Amish communities in the United States.
This book was published in 1985 and even then Yoder was not the western-most Amish settlement. Rexford, Montana has enjoyed that distinction since the early 70s. But Yoder WAS the second farthest west one for decades but now, geez, there are dozens of Amish settlements farther west than Yoder. Anyway, this cookbook, I bet, is a collection of some amazing recipes. Click here.
YODER'S COFFEECAKE - The below recipe is one that was given to me by an Amish woman in Yoder, Kansas...
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter
- 4 cups flour
- 3 tablespoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup whole milk
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 6 tablespoons melted butter
- ½ cup chopped walnut pieces (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 9 by 13-inch baking dish and set it aside.
- Combine the sugar, eggs, butter, flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla, and milk in a large mixing bowl.
- When the mixture has a creamy consistency, spread it into the prepared pan.
- To make the topping, mix all the topping ingredients in a small bowl.
- Sprinkle over the cake batter.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
AMISH CHICKWEED SALVE: I can vouch for this product. I had some once and I really did like it....it was a multipurpose skin salve (I used it on my feet) and just did a great job keeping skin from drying out. This product is made using old family recipes just outside of Berlin, Ohio. Click here.