Food Memory Friday: Amish Peanut Butter

Amish Peanutbutter

Hickory Creek Lane

I grew up in the heart of Amish country in northeastern Ohio. When I tell people this after they ask me where I’m from, I usually get the question, “are you Amish?” The answer- no, I’m not.  In fact, my parents moved into the area almost 30 years ago after they graduated dental school and raised us in this really lovely part of Ohio. I guess you could call us outsiders in a sense, but we were welcomed into the community and I really appreciated growing up in such a unique region.

One of the best things about being around this group of people is the cooking and baking.  The Amish are well-known for their rich, homemade food. Pan-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, noodles, applesauce, pies, doughnuts…oh my gravy, the list goes on and on! Perhaps my favorite Amish menu item, though, is this Amish peanut butter, or church spread. It’s…

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