It is October so we have a nice selection of autumn recipes trending this week, plus some comfort food favorites. Fall brings with it so many amazing recipes. Just a wonderful time to eat some hearty food.
🥐 Trending Breakfast
Cherry Coffeecake: A wonderful traditional coffeecake, makes for a super breakfast with a mug of coffee. Click here for the recipe.
🥗 Trending Salads
Easy Cornbread Salad: Here's a bit more about this superb recipe: Salads are popular in Amish kitchens during the summer. But they don’t always involve lettuce. or spinach. This is a cornbread salad and is quite popular in Amish kitchens. The recipe is pretty simple. You can make it super simple by buying cornbread, I suppose. Or you can make your own. We have some great simple recipes on this website for cornbread. You can use whatever kind of cornbread you prefer. Some people like a dry, crumbly cornbread, others like a more buttery bread. The only time I like dry crumbly cornbread is if I bathe it with butter. Click here for easy cornbread salad.
5-Minute Pea and Bacon Salad: This is a super salad that melds a lot of wonderful flavors. Click here for the recipe.
🍽️ Trending Suppers
Farmers Hearty Casserole: This Farmer's Hearty Casserole is a really amazing, filling meal. Here is a bit more about it:
This casserole is a cut above your typical throw-together casserole. There are green beans in the in the recipe, which fortifies it with a bit more nutritional value. You do have hamburger, and here’s the really neat part: you have a ring of mashed potatoes sealing in all the flavor. Click here for the recipe.
Super Sloppy Joes: A classic. So good, click here for this recipe.
🍮 Trending Desserts
Mennonite Spiced Georgia Pecans: With the holiday season coming up, here's a bit about this recipe: This recipe comes to us from a Beachy Amish Mennonite man in far SE Georgia. Wow, I'd love to visit with him at his farm someday, because he has his family raise pecans, Vidalia onions, sweet potatoes, and all sorts of southern specialities. He states that "this makes a nice gift when place in a clear glass or plastic container with a top and tie a ribbon around it." Click here for the recipe.
Frosted Banana Bars: I love bars and banana and frosting, so this is a marriage made in a dessert heaven! Click here.
Amish Church Peanut Butter Spread: For most non-Amish, this is considered dessert. For more Amish, this is a meal. I've seen Amish people slather this on sandwiches or just eat it for supper with a spoon out of a bowl, it is good stuff. Here is a bit more about this concoction: One thing a visitor to Holmes County, Ohio Amish-themed restaurants will notice right away is an unusual condiment on the table not found in many other areas. In place of the typical bottles of signature red catsup and bright yellow mustard, you'll usually see a squeeze bottle of apple butter and "Amish church peanut butter spread." The latter is an Amish concoction that has typically been associated with the meal after church services. But touristy restaurants have latched onto it and serve it on site most places. I jokingly call it "Amish vegemite" because like the dark spread from Down Under that Aussies enjoy in so many ways, the Amish enjoy their church peanut butter spread in equally similar versatility. Click here for this easy recipe.