By Kevin Williams
AMISH-MADE FIG JAM FROM THE DUTCH KETTLE: This looks and sounds so intriguing, But what would you eat it with? Perhaps spread on crackers? I'm not sure, but check it out here.
BOURBON BACON BBQ SAUCE: Holy cow. Holy moly. Holy mackerel. I'm running out of superlatives. This just sounds incredible. This is made and canned by an Amish family in the settlement of Arthur, Illinois. I'm a little surprised to see bourbon in the recipe, but the Amish, in general, don't consider alcohol taboo. I'm more surprised because bourbon as an ingredient seems a bit...fancier...than what you might find in a typical Amish recipe repertoire,but it sounds incredible, click here to read more and to order.
SCHLABACH'S AMISH BAKERY GRANDOLA BARS: These bars look and sound really good...with having a 3 and a 6-year-old who are constantly saying they are hungry, having quick snacks like these on hand is very helpful. Click here.
TWO SHOOFLY PIES FROM BIRD-IN-HAND BAKERY: Everytime I see these, I just think they sound and look incredible. I'd buy some but since I'll be in the area soon, maybe I'll just stop by and eat one in person. Here is the descripton of these pies:
- Smucker’s Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Café produces these fine pies at their bakery along Rt. 340 in Bird-in-Hand
- For pies made by Miller’s Bird-in-Hand Bake Shop on Gibbons Road,
- This Wet-Bottom Style Shoofly Pie with Crumb Top Is a Favorite Amish and Mennonite Dessert
- Each 6” Shoofly Pie provides about 3-4 servings; Can be frozen
- Packed in a white bakery-style box of heavy cardboard to help ensure safe shipping
AUNT MARTHA'S COOKBOOK: is is an Amish cookbook from the mid-80s...looks like a very simple book but it's these types of Amish cookbooks where you can usually find some amazing recipes that really relfect their culture. There is precious little available about this book, but I bet it's a real treasure. Click here to grab a copy, looks like just a couple available.