We have a super selection of recipes this week as we begin our march deeper into autumn and are starting to get a whiff of the upcoming holidays in recipes. So, let's take a look at which recipes are leading the way this week in search engines.
🥗 Trending Salads
Homestyle Egg Salad: Check out the Amish Cook's egg salad, a staple on Amish farms. My father taste-tested this egg salad recipe. He's not a fan of egg salad usually, but he said this:
In fact, here is how my father summed it up: "I am not an egg salad fan, but I definitely like this. I think the bacon and cheese make it into something special."
So, check out this gem of a recipe here.
Amish Autumn Apple Salad: This is delicious, a wonderful showcase of autumn in a salad. Check out the recipe here.
🍖 Trending Amish Suppers
Easiest Roast Chicken Ever: This recipe comes to us from Pontotoc, Mississippi, a small Amish settlement and the lone one in that state. Here's a little snippet, not about the chicken, but about Pontotoc:
There is an Amish community near the town of Pontotoc, Mississippi in the far northeastern part of the state. This is a very conservative settlement of Swartzentruber Amish (the Swartzentruber Amish are among the most conservative, they reject plumbing, electricity in all forms and are generally more closed off) . In general, The Amish population has been slow to catch on the in Deep South. I think a big part of that is just the climate. If you are not going to have electricity, you are going to be more comfortable during a Michigan summer than a Mississippi summer. In winter, there are always ways to heat your home, but the options for cooling are much more limited.
Easy Skillet Chicken Dressing: This was an authentic Amish recipe that I stumbled upon in the Amish settlement around Hardin County, Ohio. Click here for the recipe.
Bean Soup with Ham Bone: This is a classic, has more of a southern flavor than an Amish flavor, but it is still just as delicious, check out the recipe here.
🍰 Trending Amish Desserts
Amish Bob Andy Pie: This is a legendary classic among the Amish, a very basic pie, but full of flavor, here is a snippet about it:
I first ran into this delicious dessert over 20 years ago in the Berne, Indiana settlement. The pie was little-known back then, but it has been written about since then in some widely circulated publications. This is one of the classic Indiana Amish confections with the original origins of the name being lost to history and changing oral traditions. One person tells one story, another tells another and soon the original is lost.
Well, depends on which story you believe. One is the simple version that an Amish homemaker named the pie after her two sons, Robert and Andy who liked it so much. Another version is that an Amish husband liked the pie so much he named it after his prize geldings who were named Bob and Andy.
Click here for the recipe.
Carmon's Applesauce Cake: This is a delicious cake that brings the full autumn flavor of apples into a cake. This particular recipe is a prize-winner.
Old-Fashioned Crumble Dessert: Here is a bit about this Amish favorite:
The crumb dessert is one that couldn’t be tastier for how simple it is. I never tire from eating it. It’s delicious when eaten warm straight from the oven along with some milk or ice cream. I use my homemade pie filling. And flavor filling is delicious with these crumbs. If you decide to make the mix, simply mix the dry ingredients and dump into an airtight container.
Click here for the recipe.
Favorite Amish Photos
The above photo is from Adams County, Ohio, one of my favorite communities. Must have been autumn when I was there in this photo by all the leaves. Raber's is an Amish-owned shoe store.
I call the above photo "The Three Amigos", a beautiful photo near Berne, Indiana.