We are nearing the end of February which means that winter comfort foods still rule the roost. In the weeks ahead, though, we'll see more seasonal variety in the trending recipes as maple syrup begins to be made and early season veggies start to poke through the ground.
But for this week....
🥣 Trending Soup and Salads
Stuffed Green Pepper Soup: This is a delicious soup that incorporates the ever-popular bell pepper:
Bell peppers are a popular Amish garden item. They are easy to grow and low in calories, so slicing them and snacking on them are delicious (but not low cal if you slather them in dip). In fact, if you have the opportunity to drive through Amish country late in the summer, peppers should be plentiful. They tend to really become bountiful late in the season and keep on coming until the first frost quashes the garden.
Corn Chip Salad: This is a delicious salad full of flavor! Click here.
🍲 Trending Meals
Chicken Crepes: Not an Amish recipe, but a delicious one: Crepes don't have Amish roots, but that doesn't mean a recipe like this wouldn't be popular in an Amish home. It probably would be. How do most Amish cooks get their recipes? One is "internally", meaning that a young Amish person learns the craft of cooking and baking from an older family member and the traditions get passed and passed down. Another way is just swapping recipes. A family or friend will bring a recipe like this to a family gathering, they'll taste it, love it, and ask for the recipe. A non-Amish friend might bring "Taco Casserole" to a gathering that includes Amish people, an Amish person tastes it, asks for the recipe, and, presto, it spreads like wildlife.
Sweet Cream Baked Chicken: This is delicious and easy:
Anyway, what sets this Delicious Sweet Cream Baked Chicken recipe apart from so many others is the sweet cream bubbling around the chicken. It really gives the chicken a flavor that you don't get when it's simply baked. And most Amish cooks will use their own cream, which infuses it with freshness. So give this a try! Click here for the recipe.
Farmhouse Chicken Macaroni Casserole: This is a delicious, hearty supper. Click here.
🍩 Trending Desserts & Sweets
Amish Caramel Cinnamon Rolls: A classic confection in an Amish kitchen. Click here.
Orange Juice Cake: This is a delicious, bright tropical splash of citrus in a cake. Wow, amazing Orange Juice Cake. Citrus fruits are considered a real treat in Amish and Mennonite communities because, traditionally, they just were not very plentiful. The average Amish bulk food store did not stock oranges and tangerines and the like, but as more and more Amish shop in traditional supermarkets, fresh citrus is becoming more common in Amish kitchens. Click here for the recipe.
Baked Amish Donuts: This was a delicious and easy variation on a breakfast/sweet classic. Click here for the recipe.
📸 Favorite Amish Photos
Freeze-dried Amish laundry!
Buggy in the snow...