By Kevin Williams
This may be one of the better blogrolls we've had because there is so much interesting here.
MAKE YOUR OWN SHAKE AND BAKE: Man, Patricia is scoring some prize Amish cookbooks lately. She plucks them from estate sales or scours garage sales for them. Her most recent find: From the Rolling Hills of Holmes County - Down Home Cookin' by Abe & Edna Miller.
This book isn't available on Amazon, I can't find any available copies anywhere. I remember when this book first came out in 1994 and I think may have even had a copy in the mid-90s. Wish I still had it because it's a repository of great recipes from the Holmes County hills where some of the best Amish cooking is done. Now, as Patricia points out. many Amish cookbooks also have some "blah" recipes that can be found in any garden variety church cookbook. But make your own shake and bake? Sounds amazing and apparently the results were amazing! Check out the recipe and Patricia's pictures here!
CHERYL MCNULTY: As you know, I always love seeing what Rhode Island artist Cheryl McNulty is up to when it comes to her artwork. She now has two projects underway that she is sharing with us, one is a pastel sort of folk art work but the other blows me away, she is using a photo of her own daughter as a "model" to base an Amish painting off of. When I first read that, I didn't think it'd work, but the results are uncanny, I really, really like how it is taking shape! Click here to enjoy these two latest works!
HOW THE AMISH DO BREAKFAST: This is an interesting article from a woman who grew up in a Mennonite home and comes from Amish lineage. Her general description of Amish breakfasts strike me as true, although I have seen piles of sausage and bacon on breakfast tables. Interestingly the accounts she shares of more spare breakfasts are something I've observed more in Mennonite and New Order Amish homes than Old Order. Click here to read.
5 INGREDIENT BAKED AMISH SPAGHETTI: Mmmmmm, yum......really, I could eat something like this for supper every night. Click here.
AMISH VANILLA CRUMB PIE: Okay, I just posted this recipe recently and have posted it before, so I hate to be repetitive. But The Southern Lady Cooks decided to tackle the pie and, all I can say is yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum....click here for her recipe and photos!