Wow, what a tasty weekly blogroll we have today!
The first two recipes here are from Miriam Miller's delightful"Wooden Spoon" cookbook. She was actually someone who I was considering as an author for The Amish Cook column at one time, but she is from a very conservative Amish settlement and connecting with her would have been near impossible. But she is a talented young writer and cook, being only 17 when her "Wooden Spoon" cookbook was published about six years ago. Patricia, from Patricia's Patchwork, took a crack at a couple of Miriam's recipes this week.
ICE CREAM PUDDING: There's a lot of good stuff in Blogroll this week, but it may be difficult to compete with this one: Ice Cream Pudding. Yum, yum, and more yum! Click here for the recipe.
MIRIAM'S CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BARS: This is a very common recipe but it is amazing each time I sample them!:) Click here for the recipe.
BRIANA'S EGGLESS COFFEECAKE SMASH: Okay, this is a close second to the Ice Cream Pudding (and probably a bit healthier:) Check out talented young Mennonite blogger, Briana Thomas's, recipe here.
A PRETTY AMISH FARMSTEAD: Let's give our tastebuds a rest for this entry and take in this serene scene of an Amish farmstead. SIGH, makes me just want to get in my car now and head for the beauty of Ohio's Amish country. Click here to see the photo.
A WHOLE AMISH COOKBOOK, FREE: Charles Eicher, a blogger in Iowa, was kind enough to share a cookbook from his collection with us. He describes the book as "a tiny 4.25 by 5.5 inch booklet has 112 pages and was produced on a script typewriter with hand drawn illustrations." The cookbook is full of recipes from the Oelwein Amish settlement from salmon loaf to"sweetheart pudding." What an amazing collection of recipes! Any time we can go back into time and capture a cookbook like this, it is like looking at a community through a culinary and historical lens. I love little cookbooks like this because they do so capture a slice of Americana. You can tell a lot about a people and place through what appears on plates. So, with a huge thank you to Charles Eicher, you can download this cookbook and enjoy it for yourself here.