Monday, March 27, 2017
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....
A traditional Italian-American that originates from Utica in Upstate New York, featuring escarole, prosciutto, pickled hot peppers, and garlic.
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 French dip is the roll. Served...
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...
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 abundant. One of my favorite salads from my favorite cookbooks… I can’t tell...
  Leftover Salt Potatoes So Memorial Day has come and gone, but you still have salt potatoes hanging around in the fridge. It happens... a lot at my house. You have a couple of options. Reheat those bad boys, add more...
A former architect, Harry Hemstrought, opened up a little bakery in Utica in 1925. His signature cookie, half chocolate icing, half white, caught on immediately with his customers. The cookie’s popularity has spread throughout Central New York, and you can...
f I had to make a list of the most charming towns in Upstate New York Clayton would make the list. In fact, I think I would place it pretty high on that list, but having spent summers there...
Fresh Strawberry Almond Muffins I am pretty sure some of the best cooks are innkeepers at bed and breakfast inns.  So, I am thrilled to share this recipe from the Vintage Gardens Bed and Breakfast in Newark, NY. Kimberly Meeks, the...
Guys, it is apple season! Ok, I might be rushing it a teensy weensy bit. But I have been getting some early variety apples from a friend, and I am pretty sure I read Starbucks will be selling  pumpkin spice lattes...
Oh Sauerkraut, people either love it or hate it,  it seems there is no grey area where fermented cabbage is concerned. I happen to love sauerkraut, but even if you are not a fan don't be too quick to brush...
  Sour or "pie" cherries, are tart in flavor and bright red in color, and as far as I am concerned worth their weight in gold.  Sour cherries have an incredibly short season, and it can be hard to get...
Maybe it was the weather this weekend, which was decidedly fall-ish or that fact that apple picking has begun in our area, but when I shared this picture on my personal Facebook profile I got all sorts of messages...
I was first introduced to Claremont salad at the Wegman's deli counter. I grabbed a prepackaged container of it to go with a rotisserie chicken one night when a homemade dinner was just not in the cards for me....
This post is all Rochester, from the Applehood and Motherpie cookbook After-School Applesauce Cake recipe to the essential ingredient that will have everyone asking for the recipe, this is pure hometown comfort food at it's finest. I have...
I love old cookbooks, especially community cookbooks. I have a collection of old church cookbooks, each recipe is neatly typewritten, quite the feat when I consider the amount of times I use the backspace key. I also have cookbooks...
I am not a huge candy eater, unless there is chocolate involved. But there is something about ribbon candy I look forward to all year.  Just seeing it makes me smile, the bright festive colors, the satiny sheen, the...
One of the things I love about the Finger Lakes region is it is absolutely a Foodie's paradise. We have award-winning wineries, microbreweries,  farms, artisan cheeses, spectacular restaurants, and now we have our own sea salt! Seneca Sea Salt I know...

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