By Kevin Williams
DATE PUDDING: I was excited to see Patricia tackle this one on her Patchwork Quilt blog. This recipe is one of the more curious Amish culinary traditions. It's odd because dates have no historical overlap with Amish overseas settlement prior to their arrival in North America. Dates have middle eastern roots and would not seem to have much in common with Amish culture, but, here it is...date pudding...Date pudding is found in almost every Amish cookbook and I've run into it at Amish benefit auctions and suppers. It's an especially refreshing dessert on a hot summer day. Man, when I think back to all the Amish desserts I've consumed over the years, date pudding would be among my favorites. Just so refreshing and....yeah...amazing...Check out Patricia's tackling of this wonderful recipe right here.
BREAKFAST CASSEROLE FOR SUPPER: I love breakfast for supper and this breakfast casserole from Charm City Ramblings sounds amazing. This is from the Esh family cookbook. And, man, a breakfast casserole with eggs, bacon, and Bisquick, you can't go wrong. Click here for the recipe.
KATIE TROYER RETURNS: Wow, I was so happy to see Katie Troyer back blogging from Pinecraft. I think her new site looks better than ever, the photograph is wonderful...she captures the essence of snowbird life in Florida's Amish enclave so well. All of her recent posts are superb, but one that caught my interest is a Hutterite man appearing in Pinecraft to give testimony...typically, there is very interaction between these two Anabaptist branches. I would have loved to attend that. Anyway, click here to enjoy Katie's return!
VISIT THE DUTCH HARNESS HORSE AUCTION: As much time as I've spent among the Amish, I never really got deep into the weeds in learning about their horses. I know they favor old draft horses, racing horses and Morgan Percherons, but that is about it...This is an interesting article in Amish Indiana about a visit to the Dutch Harness horse auction which is heavily attended by Amish.
KETO CHOCOLATE CUSTARD: I have to admit I don't know a lot about the keto diet. I mean, I kind of do...I guess it's like the Adkins diet, but, yeah...anyway, Gina of Home Joys has been doing a lot of keto recipes since her husband has been ill. This seems like a really good recipe for keto-followers out there. Sweet and easy, click here.