By Kevin Williams
Blogs that are old favorites are the equivalent of internet comfort food. I usually visit the same sites online because I've grown to like them, grown comfortable with them, etc. I do like to mix in new sites but I just couldn't anything new sites to share today in our weekly romp through the blogosphere in search of anything and everything Plain. So this week it is all fresh material from old favorites, let's get to it.
AMISH WHITE-OUT: I love the photo, and the caption, that blogger Bruce Stambaugh recently posted of an "Amish whiteout." I won't steal his thunder since he describes the scene so well. To see this fun photo and caption, click here. Bruce blogs from rural Holmes County in the heart of Ohio's Amish country.
AMISH SWEET POTATO BISCUITS: These recipes from Patricia's Patchwork sound - and look - amazing and are adapted from an Amish recipe. I had sweet potato biscuits in an Amish home once years ago and these look very much like what I had. These are definitely worth making! Click here for the recipe.
AMISH WATERCOLOR IN PROGRESS: Last week I shared the beginning of an Amish-themed watercolor by artist Cheryl McNulty. Click here this week to see the progress she has made and made suggestions for what she should do to the artwork next. I can't wait to see it when it is finish!
ANGELICA, NEW YORK: How can you not like a town with an angelic name like Angelica? Tom the Backroads Traveler recently came back from there and shared some beautiful winter imagery. The settlement is located in SW New York adjacent to Chautauqua County. I've been to Chautauqua County's Amish community (Conewango Valley) and the blue door seen in one of Tom's photos is quite common in the Conewango Valley settlement so I'm lead to believe that Angelica's community is a continuation of the Chautauqua County one. Click here to see Tom's beautiful photos.
MAKE AHEAD BREAKFAST: The Smile Sandwich site is a favorite of mine because of the healthy recipes the author posts. While this isn't an Amish recipe, it looks like a yummy breakfast you can make ahead, freeze and enjoy when the time comes. Click here.