Hello! We are in the first days of August and that means the trending recipes still have a summer slant to them. I doubt we'd see Garden Chicken Bake making the Top 10 in the middle of January, for instance. And Grape Pie? Delicious! Let's see what recipes are drawing the clicks this week on Amish365!
🍞 Trending Amish Breads
Whole Wheat Batter Bread: This is an old recipe. It is a delicious whole wheat with a hint of sweet, perfect for sandwiches. Click here for the recipe.
🍲 Trending Amish Meals
Amish Garden Chicken Casserole: This superb supper is perfect for summer when the garden is going strong. A little about this recipe:
This Amish Garden Chicken Bake recipe comes to me from an Amish woman in Michigan who uses four of the favorite veggies from an Amish garden in this recipe: zucchini, tomato, peppers, and homegrown onions. Those four veggies are a staple in almost any Amish garden. Tomatoes, wow, there are so many uses for tomatoes. This casserole, though, is just a great way to use all of those veggies and pairs it with protein-packed chicken. Click here for the recipe.
Hamburger and Potato Chip Casserole: Okay, that open bag of potato chips you have sitting in the pantry, you can either eat the chips out of the bag, or there is another option: this casserole! Check out Hamburger Potato Chip Casserole here.
🥘 Trending Amish Sides
Barbecued Green Beans: This is a super summer side. A bit more about the Amish and green beans: Green beans are a go-to vegetable in Amish kitchens, and they find their way into many side dishes. They’re easy, full of flavor and fiber and vitamins and minerals. Bring beans also pair well with protein: bacon, for instance. And ham. Of course, there is nothing like fresh green beans from the garden or farmer's market during the summer.
Mrs. Yoder's Four Bean Baked Beans: A wonderful summer picnic recipe, check it out here!
🥧 Trending Amish Desserts
Amish Grape Pie: Ah, the Amish and grapes: Amish gardens are usually geared toward "staples", versatile and easy to grow goodies like tomatoes and zucchini first and then on to potatoes and carrots and lettuce and then, if space permits, melons and some more offbeat stuff like kale or grapes. Amish cooks that don't grow their own grapes will often mail-order some so they can press them into homemade juice, make them into jellies or even bake them into pies. Click here for Amish Grape Pie, a summer speciality!
Refreshing Iced Buttermilk Cookies: A super easy and delicious cookie! Click here for the recipe.
Amish Pineapple Cake: I'm sure this particular cake was appealing because of it is simplicity and the reality is that you could - and can - buy a can of pineapple at most Amish bulk food stores. So the citrus splash added to the cake was probably historically a fun, inexpensive way to brighten up a gloomy winter day or add a squirt of summer to a day. Click here for the recipe. I love this cake!