By Kevin Williams
What recipes are leading the way to Amish365 via Google searches this week? Of course, we see definite Christmas cheer in most of the recipes. Not surprising. Check out these great ones!
OLD EGG NOG PIE: This is a wonderfully festive recipe, a custardy, creamy pie that'll eave you wanting more! Click here for the recipe.
STUFFED FRENCH TOAST: This would be a perfect recipe for Christmas morning, check this out!
MOLASSES COOKIES WITH LEMON FROSTING: I remember my Dad eating Archway molasses cookies when I was a kid, this recipe is similar. Click here.
HONEY SPICE COOKIES: I made this recipe with some Amish-produced honey from the community outside of Beeville. Made a great cookie, here's some more detail:
Beekeeping is an increasingly common hobby and small-business among the Amish. The honey will pick up a slight hint of the surrounding environment. Cactus flowers and phlox are found throughout that region so the honey will be hinted with that as opposed to the clovers and carnations found in the Midwest.
RITZ BROCCOLI CHEESE CASSEROLE FOR CHRISTMAS EVE: Click here for this amazing and easy recipe.
HOMEMADE TAFFY: A delicious Christmas confection.
THE AMISH COOK'S HOT CHOCOLATE: The Amish Cook asks: "What is more enjoyable than first thing in the morning, sitting in the living room with a mug of hot chocolate and watching the birds feasting away at the feeder?" Check out her recipe for maple-infused hot chocolate.
MENNONITE HAM MEATBALLS: Whether it is among the Amish, Mennonites, or non-Amish ham seems to make an appearance at the major holidays (except Thanksgiving). Easter seems to bring out whole hams served glazed and sliced whereas Christmas seems to bring out the variations from croquettes to casseroles to meatballs. And that is what I have for you today: a delicious recipe for ham meatballs from a Mennonite cook in Iowa.