It is Saturday, which means it is time for trending recipes. Which recipes on Amish365 are drawing the most Google searches? Well, time to find out! We are definitely seeing the usual tint of pumpkin this time of year, but also some surprises. So, let's get to it!
REGINA MAST'S SUPER SLOPPY JOES: Here is a bit about this recipe: Homemade "sloppy joes" is a popular dish in Amish kitchens. Although more than one Amish cook has told me she likes to fix them but hates to eat them (because they are, as the name implies, a bit sloppy). This is a recipe that comes from an Amish woman named Regina Mast who lives in the large Ethridge, TN Amish community. Click here for the recipe!
CINNAMON CREAM CHEESE ROLL-UPS: This is one of these desserts that looks complicated to make, but they aren't, and they are easy to eat, that is for sure. Here's a little bit about these:
here is a recipe an Amish cook sent me for"cinnamon cream cheese roll-ups." The recipe duplicates this delicious treat that I stumbled upon at one of my favorite Amish bulk food stores in Indiana. I'd not say this is an "Amish recipe" in origin, but I can see why it has become popular with Amish cooks. These are right up the most Plain cooks' wheelhouse: a sweet, from-scratch dessert that is a hit with kids when they come home from school. Click here for this amazing recipe!
I think maybe these are trending as many kids get back into school, these are an easy after-school snack. Click here for the recipe.
GRANDMA'S PAPER SACK CHICKEN: Something about the old-fashioned paper sack seals in the juices and you just get such a flavorful chicken. So root through your pantry, find a paper sack, and make this for supper tonight! I think as autumn arrives this is just sort of a warm comfort food and explains why it is trending.
PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE SWIRL BROWNIES: Wow, talk about a pitch-perfect recipe for the season. So, so, so good. Give this recipe a whirl. Click here.
ROSANNA'S POTATO CINNAMON ROLLS: These are super cinnamon rolls, bulked up with mashed potatoes and infused with flavor, perfect for your pandemic baking. Click here to give these a try!
AMISH BACON TREAT: I remember when this recipe hit the website for the first time, WOW...it really put up impressive numbers. Bacon was enjoying renaissance at the time and, yeah, it just did well and this was a super creative treat that a couple of elderly Amish sisters in Indiana gave me. Very authentic, delicious, click here for the recipe!
GREAT DEPRESSION ONE-DISH MEAL: Autumn Amish comfort food. Perfect for a supper on a chilly evening and it won't break the bank. Here is a little description of the recipe:
The lean years of the Great Depression definitely impacted Amish cooking by steering an already frugal culinary tradition even more in that direction. More recently, the Great Recession reinforced a minimalist cooking style among the Amish. This is an old, but very simple recipe, that comes from an Amish woman in Adams County, Indiana. This is dish could be doubled and tripled depending on the size of the family
BAKED PUMPKIN PUDDING: Man,this one is good. I remember having it last year and you just get this warm, pumpkin-infused goodness. Jere is more about it:
This is a dessert where the taste lingered with me for a while and as time passes I find myself thinking about it more. This was a GOOD dessert and could even crack my list of top 10 favorite Amish desserts. The full, hint-of-spice taste of pumpkin contrasted with the baked part of the pudding just provided an amazing dessert and, man, if topped with whipped cream (I didn't have any handy) that dessert might zip to the top of my list.Give it a try! Click here.