Upstate New York Gift Ideas

Upstate New York Gift Ideas

Upstate New York Gift Ideas A few years ago a friend asked me "What would you put into an Upstate New York State themed gift basket". They were visiting from out of town and wanted to send a sample of Upstate New York back home to Texas. I have always loved this idea,...

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Concord Grape Pie

Beef on Weck

Utica Greens

Hemstrought’s Half Moon Cookie Recipe

Upstate New York Gift Ideas

Upstate New York Gift Ideas A few years ago a friend asked me "What would you put into an Upstate New York State themed gift basket". They were visiting from out of town and wanted to send a sample of Upstate New York back home to Texas. I have always loved this idea,...

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Sibley’s Department Store Bakery Apple Pie

LOCAL FOOD & HISTORY 24 November 2016 The turn of the century recipe for Apple Pie from Sibley's Department Store, and holiday traditions at Midtown. I have been collecting recipes for quite a while, and usually, the backstory is just as good as the prepared dish.  I...

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Cornell Chicken BBQ

RECIPE Cornell Chicken BBQ I really do not consider myself a food nerd, but any recipe that has origins in Upstate New York will always intrigue me. I have been testing and trying recipes and dishes that have ties to Upstate New York. And while I don't usually like to...

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Neiman Marcus Cheese Dip

RECIPE Neiman Marcus Cheese Dip October 2016 Neiman Marcus Cheese Dip is always one of the most popular items on the appetizer table at parties. Made with only 5 ingredients, this dip is a breeze to mix up but tastes like a million dollars. I love a good appetizer,...

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Utica Greens

Upstate Recipe Utica Greens 26 October 2016 A traditional Italian-American dish that originates from Utica in Upstate New York,  featuring escarole, prosciutto, pickled hot peppers and garlic.About 60 miles east of Syracuse lies the smaller city, Utica. Utica has...

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Taste of Western New York: Beef On Weck

FOOD & RECIPES Taste of Western New York: Making Beef On Weck at Home October 2016 A beef on weck (also known as beef on wick) is a sandwich found primarily in Western New York, specifically in the Buffalo region. What separates this hot roast beef sandwich from a...

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20 Fun Things to do in the Finger Lakes this Fall

TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE 20 Fun Things to do in the Finger Lakes this Fall 22 September 2016 The  Finger Lakes are exceptional year around, But I think the region really shines in the autumn. The fall foliage is some of the most beautiful in the country, and it is hard...

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Concord Grape Pie

FOOD & RECIPES Concord Grape Pie September 2016 Nothing says fall in Upstate New York like a grape pie. This grapey Naples, NY confection is fairly new to the world of desserts, but it sure has made an impact. This annual treat is anticipated by many, and for some...

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The Perfect Sunday in Sodus Point

The Perfect Sunday in Sodus Point 04 July 2016 Local Wanderings Life Upstate New York Last week we decided to pack up the boat and kids and hit Lake Ontario for the day. It ended up being a perfect day at "The Point". Have you ever been to Sodus Point? It often feels...

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Strawberry and Onion Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

RECIPE Strawberry and Onion Salad with Poppyseed Dressing 28 June 2016 Strawberry and Onion Salad with Poppyseed Dressing from the iconic Rochester Junior League Cookbook Applehood and Motherpie, is a refreshing spring salad. Make this when local strawberries are...

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