By Kevin Williams
HOLMES COUNTY, OHIO FOOD STOPS: I loved seeing snooty Food & Wine Magazine taking on Amish country. I think they hit all the right notes, though. I completely, completely concur with them listing Mrs. Yoder's as the first stop one should consider making while there.
The food at Mrs. Yoder's is amazing and the experience completely authentic Amish. Go there on buffet day and you'll be able to gorge to your heart's content, or discontent. Click here to read the full article. They also list Boyd and Wurthmann's, a must-go place in Berlin (pie, please).
AMISH IN WALES: Nope, not the country (well, I don't think , technically, Wales is a country, it is part of the UK). The Amish are really expanding their presence in Maine. What happens in Maine, more than other states, is that a church is established and then once it hits a certain threshold, they decide to "plant" an Amish church elsewhere. So I'd expect more and more Amish churches to spread across Maine over the decade ahead. Click here to read about the one in Wales.
MINNESOTA MIDWIFE: Interesting article about a very busy midwife. She serves not just the Amish, but Mennonites, and any Mom who wants a home and not a hospital birth. Sounds like a busy, but very professional, lady. Click here to read more of her story.
MILLIE'S PUMPKIN SWIRL CHEESECAKE: We'll check in this week with Illinois Amish columnist Millie Otto and see what is going on with her this week. She also shares a sumptiously seasonal recipe for pumpkin swirl cheesecake. Check it out here.
PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH PRETZEL BITES: I have never linked to a University of Alabama Crimson Tide page before on Amish365 and probably never will again, but they shared a recipe for homemade Pennsylvania Dutch Pretzel Bites....they look amazing, click here for the recipe.