By Kevin Williams
CINNAMON ROLLS FROM A MIX? Interesting post this week from Meemaw who runs the Meemaw Eats blog. Mmmmm, one of these days my "bucket list" includes a visit to Kalona, Iowa and Meemaw! Kalona, Iowa is home to one of the state's oldest and largest Amish communities with deep, deep traditions.
One of the deep traditions is the Stringtown Grocery bulk food and, Meemaw says, many of the Amish in the area use a pre-made mix to churn out large amounts of rolls. I can tell you that in my Amish experience, I've not seen mixes being used, BUT, that is what makes the Amish interesting is that you have different traditions in each community and, man, Meemaw's cinnamon rolls look amazing, so I'll take this mix anytime. Click here to see how Meemaw made the cinnamon rolls, the Amish of Kalona way!
PEANUT BUTTER CAKE FROM THE HOCHSTEDLER FAMILY COOKBOOK: This is a recipe on Patricia's Patchwork quilt blog and it looks amazing. I LOVE peanut butter. My basic rule of thumb is that there's no such thing as too much PB and most recipes skimp on it for some reason. I see a recipe like this and usually double the peanut butter (and it still not enough), but check out this recipe!
PEACH SKILLET PIE: Mmmmm, another Plain recipe posted on Patricia's site this one from Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking, A Mennonite Community Cookbook. Wow, this looks good! Check it out here.
AMISH ETIQUETTE - Not really a blog post, but kind of interesting....didn't know there was an Amish community near Danville, VA in the rural south-central part of the state. Interesting. The advice on visiting the Amish is pretty common-sense,but still worth a read. Click here.
PINECRAFT SUMMER: Check out the slow pace of summer life in Florida's only Amish community, click here!