By Kevin Williams
Welcome to our weekly romp through the blogosphere in search of anything and everything Plain. It's a slow time in the blogosphere, but I was still able to come up with some stuff of interest and deliciousness.
FREEZER CORN: Read this Amish country blog and get some wonderful recipes for freezer corn. You can pick the corn now, scrape it off the cob, and freeze it for enjoyment over the winter. Mmmm, something about eating some fresh corn in January sounds like a hug from summer and I could use that in January. Click here for two freezer corn recipes.
QUICK AMISH CINNAMON BREAD: Mmmmmm, this looks amazing and it is amazing, I've tasted this recipe before...eat it warm and slathered with butter and you have a winner! Click here for the recipe.
AMISH HOOSIER CAKE: This recipe intrigues me, I can't say that I've heard of it before and I've scoured many Amish communities in Indiana for recipes. That said, this bears all the hallmarks of a typical Amish scratch-made Indiana cake. The recipe ingredients are very basic and this just has the "look." SIGH, if I think about it too much I miss the Berne area of Indiana. I once spent a lot of time in that Amish community and I still have a million memories. Click here for Hoosier cake recipe.
AMISH POTATO SALAD? This kind of had me scratching my head. This recipe was on a hospital's website, St. Anges in Baltimore, Maryland. Okay, that is a stone's throw from Amish country so conceivable this is an Amish recipe that fell into a cook's hands there But it looks like the hospital gave the recipe a "healthy makeover" because I can almost guarantee you that no Amish cook would use "egg substitute" and "skim milk." There's no mayo and only dry mustard, so the "wet" salad component I guess just comes from the oil and vinegar? Interesting. Click here for the recipe.
AMISH PINEAPPLE BARS: mmmm, these look good. Click here for the recipe.
BUGGING BUGS WITH RED PEPPER: Don't feel like soaking your garden in chemical-laden pest deterrents? What, you mean you don't want some Round-Up with your tomatoes? Okay, well, there's another way, Just Plain Marie, shows how a simply three-ingredient concoction can keep the garden pests at bay! Click here for her recipe.