Okay, time for Trending Recipes and this week it is all about the Big Meal coming up!
🥗 Trending Amish Salads
Pineapple-Gelatin Salad: Check this out: Jello and gelatin are popular in Amish homes, they didn't really take off until the Amish bulk foods started stocking it more in the 1970s but now gelatin is as much a part of Amish life as butter and flour. Click here for the recipe.
Cranberry Jello Salad: Here is more about this recipe: Cranberries seem to be the "fruitcake" of Thanksgiving. People either love them or hate them. I'm not really a fan. I often dab a spoonful onto my plate at Thanksgiving just because that seems like what you're supposed to do,but they are not my favorite. So this cranberry jello salad doesn't seem all that appealing. On the other hand, my wife LOVES cranberries so she'd probably be all over this dish. So for the cranberry lovers out there, enjoy this salad recipe from Rosanna, . This is her mother's "signature dish" at Thanksgiving so it must really be good if you like cranberries! Click here for the recipe.
Amish Cranberry Fluff: This is a delicious one.... A “cranberry fluff “recipe like this isn’t even necessarily Amish per se, it’s a recipe that was introduced to the community from outside and was made popular. I'm sure Amish cooks made their own twists and tweaks and variations. Cranberries are probably found on many Amish Thanksgiving tables today, but it's an outside influence. The whole Thanksgiving feast is a pop culture influence on the Amish, many of the more conservative communities don't observe the day at all! Click here for the recipe.
🍲 Trending Amish Sides
Amish Scalloped Corn: This is a super Thanksgiving recipe: This is a really easy Amish scalloped corn recipe that comes to us from the Berne, Indiana community. One of the hallmarks of this recipe is the cans of cream-style corn. Man, I loved creamed corn when I was a kid. I'm getting nostalgic just thinking about it, I might have to buy a can just for old-time's sake. Click here for the recipe.
Amish Marinated Carrots: Also known as "copper pennies", these are super. Click here.
Easy Amish Skillet Stuffing: This is a favorite. Here is a bit more about it:
The dishes are Amish-inspired and this stuff earns rave reviews. Many of the kitchen workers in the Der Dutchmans are Amish, lending their culinary expertise to the dishes. '
This recipe for stuffing is unusual in that it is fried and not baked. The frying instructions should be just to fry until "crisp", you then get a stuffing that is very moist with a slightly crispy exterior. Click here for the recipe.
🥧 Trending Amish Pies
Amish Butterscotch Cream Pie: This pie is silky, cream, smooth...amazing...click here.
Chocolate Coconut Pecan Pie: This is delicious!
Amish Bob Andy Pie: This would be a great one for Thanksgiving, easy and flavorful! Here is a bit more about this pie: Bob Andy Pie was one of the first desserts I ever encountered when visiting the Amish for the first time over 20 years ago. It is admittedly one of the more unusually named pies. How did it get its odd name? Click here for the recipe.