By Kevin Williams
We have a great weekly blogroll mix today on all sorts of topics:
BUCKEYE BARS: Okay, this is genius. Gina from the Home Joys blog posted this and, wow...You know, my Mom used to make homemade Buckeyes every year around the holidays, which are basically a ball of peanut butter dipped into melted chocolate. But this takes the experience a step further. Man, these look good.
UPDATE ON ED: Regular followers of Gina's website may know that her beloved husband is battling brain cancer....Gina and her husband and whole family are remarkably courageous, faith-filled people. Click here to read the latest on their journey.
PINECRAFT, FLORIDA IN SUMMER: We check in with Katie Troyer this week and she writes about how Pinecraft isn't the summer ghost town it used to be...and I can definitely see why that would be the case. Florida is remarkable year-round, I'd gladly go during the middle of summer precisely because it is less crowded. In fact, last time I was in Pinecraft was in the middle of summer, about six or seven years ago and it was enjoyable. Click here to check in with Katie.
ODE TO AUGUST: Bruce Stambaugh eloquently shares his feelings about this month. He captures a lot of my feelings about the month rather eloquently. Click here to read more.
AN AMISH CHOCOLATE TREAT: Nothing like a plate of chocolate chip cookies, but not all chocolate chip cookies are the same. The combination of sugars in this one, plus a flaked dark chocolate bar along with chocolate chips. Mmmm, wow, if you want to try an amazing-sounding chocolate chip cookie recipe, this may be it! Click here.
BOB EVANS COPYCAT AMISH CINNAMON SWIRL BREAD: Bob Evans is a restaurant chain in the Midwest USA. I think they've expanded and can be found in the east and maybe even in Florida now. The food is pretty decent. Not sure why I don't go there more often. Their breads are very good and now you can make your own homemade "copycat" version of their Amish cinnamon swirl bread. Click here for the recipe.
AMISH GIRL HUGGING A COW CONTINUED: Take a look at the progress of Cheryl McNulty's latest Amish-themed artwork. Can't wait to see the final version of this one! Click here.