It is the end of February and winter, in the United States, is singing its swan song. While comfort foods still rule the roost, spring is stirring and the first hints of early garden recipes are not far away. But, for now, let's see what recipes are trending hot on Amish365!
🥗 Trending Salads
Homemade Cornbread Salad: This is a recipe from The Amish Cook, here are some of her thoughts: Here’s the Amish cornbread salad recipe. Use your imagination and make it according to your taste. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I already have! This salad is really three recipes in one, but it’s worth the effort. First, you make cornbread (if you don’t have a favorite recipe, I included one), then you prepare a dressing, and then top with layers. Click here for the recipe.
Amish Corn Chip Salad: This is delicious! Click here for the recipe.
🍲 Trending Meals
Big Montana Beefy Casserole: This recipe comes to us from an Amish woman in Montana. Here is part of the post:
Many Amish with the itch to move west for adventure and an outdoorsy life come to Montana and stay for a while. Many of them eventually tire from being so far from their families out east that they often just stay a couple years and then head back. But some do stick around.
The Amish cooking out here takes on a real western flavor: salmon, moose meat, bear meat, plus, more traditional dishes. This meal Isn’t your “can of cream of mushroom soup casserole that is so common in Amish communities in the Midwest, this is a more scratch-based casserole. Very hearty.
Easy Amish Ham Casserole: A delicious supper - So, anyway, Easy Amish Ham Casserole is a classic quick casserole packed with ham and eggs and it makes just as good of a breakfast as it does supper. Not sure how eggs became so ingrained as a "breakfast food", I enjoy scrambled eggs for supper as much as I do, if not more, as I do for breakfast. Click here for the recipe.
Penny Supper Casserole: This is a delicious, budget-friendly dish, and that is nice during these times! Click here.
🎂 Trending Desserts
Oatmeal Whoopie Pies: My favorite place to get whoopie pies is probably the Country Crust Bakery in Bainbridge, Ohio. That's not an Amish-run bakery, it's actually owned and operated by Old Order Mennonites. But their peanut butter whoopie pies are pure amazingness. Click here for a recipe for Oatmeal Whoopies!
Amish Mashed Potato Candy: I wrote this post years ago, here is more about this recipe - have to admit I had never heard of "mashed potato candy" until I encountered it an Amish bakery in New York several years ago. I thought maybe it was called that just because it looked like mashed potatoes. So I asked the Amish baker if the candy really contained mashed potatoes and she assured me that it did. So she gave me a few pieces to take home and was nice enough to share the recipe with all of us. You really can't taste the potatoes...at least I can't, it's overpowered (or over powdered in this case) by the sugar...I think some creative Amish baker had a bunch of leftover mashed potatoes once and came up with this easy recipe. Click here for the recipe.
Easy Peach Dump Cake: This is a delicious recipe, an easy dessert. Here is more about it: dump cakes are popular with the Amish cooks? Now, I know what you’re thinking… Don’t most Amish cooks make cakes from scratch? Yes, many Amish homemakers make cakes from scratch. However, you also have to keep in mind that the average Amish homemaker often has a house full of children, a husband, a garden to tend, canning, sewing, paying bills, milking, helping with homework, refereeing fights with kids, cleaning, making clothing, preparing for church, paying bills, and the list goes on and on. And then you also have a hungry household all demanding dessert, it’s not uncommon for an Amish cook to “cheat “and pull a boxed cake mix off the shelf and dress it up into dessert. That’s where dump cake is just so so handy in an Amish kitchen. Click here.
Homemade Applesauce Cake: This is delicious, a perfect ending to a hearty meal. Click here.