🥄 Trending Amish Sides
Big Mac Dressing: I've written before that Amish cooks love "copycat" recipes: whether that be a recipe for homemade "Pizza Hut breadsticks," or homemade "Heinz" catsup. But here's something I hadn't run into before: Big Mac Dressing. This looks like an attempt to mimic the McDonald's "special sauce." Check out this recipe.
Classic Scalloped Potatoes: Check out this perfect Thanksgiving side! Of course, just slicing up and frying potatoes is a very common way to eat them. But these Classic Scalloped Potatoes are the best! This scalloped potato recipe can be personalized a bit. For instance, you could dice some onions into it, or add some garlic powder. This is the perfect side dish for the big three holidays - Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving - but also for summer potlucks and picnics! Click here for the recipe.
🍲 Trending Amish Meals
Amish Farmhouse Corn Casserole: This is a delicious one, read more about it here: Corn dishes are very popular on Amish Thanksgiving tables. Corn adds color and depth to the variety of foods served and, man, count me as a corn fan. Corn bulked up with cracker crumbs and flavored with butter and salt....heaven...and this corn casserole fits that bill. And, for me, it does one better..it uses "creamed corn." I don't think I've eaten creamed corn in 30 years. My grandmother would always buy cans of it for me when I was a kid because she knew I liked it. Just for nostalgia's sake I may have to get some someday. So if you are looking for a popular, easy side dish for your Thanksgiving table, look no further. Click here for the recipe.
Amish Yummasetti Casserole: This is delicious, an Amish classic, click here for the recipe.
One-Pot Chicken Stew: an autumn classic:
This Amish one-pot chicken stew is one of these hearty recipes sent to me from an Amish cook named Edna Miller in Kentucky. Perfect to simmer on the stove on a crisp autumn day like today! Edna writes:
"I like to leave this simmering on the stove-top for a good hour or so, makes the house smell delicious! We use our own broth leftover from butchering day!"
🥧 Trending Amish Desserts
Amish Chocolate Dream Pie: Wow, this is so good. Might want to consider it for your Thanksgiving menu! This is a classic Amish pie: light, creamy, and easy to make from ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. So if you are looking for a quick dessert, this is a good one. Be sure to top your pie with either homemade whipping cream or just the stuff from a can (that is what we did). Click here for the recipe.
Super Moist Chocolate Cake: And, of course, you can never go wrong with a perfect chocolate cake recipe. Click here.