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A vatrushka is a Russian/Ukrainian open-faced pastry or tart. Made with various doughs and pastries and dozens of fillings, vatrushka are a traditional Russian/Ukrainian tea-time treat. After some reading, I learned it seems the most popular type is a...
I thought it might be fun to share some of our farming activities today. Believe it or not, my husband has already been out planting sweet corn, but today we are talking tomatoes! A few years ago the farm added a...
Make the classic coconut impossible pie with homemade baking mix.
With so much going on in the Finger Lakes during the summer and early fall months it can be difficult to decide which events are worth marking on your calendar. So I have rounded up my suggestions for 10...

Rochester Hot Sauce

A few months ago when I decided I wanted to recreate ALL of Upstate New York's regional foods, I sat down and made a list. And while making a Rochester Style Meat Hot Sauce in my kitchen did sound...



Roasted Cabbage Wedges

Orange Sweet Rolls

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County Fair 2013

Apple Cider Upside Down Cake

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...

Harvest Pumpkin Scones with Spice Glaze

Am I the only one who feels a compulsion to work pumpkin into almost everything I bake right now? It's crazy, I buy the...

Secrets and tips for perfect cut-out cookies

I want to let you in on a little secret, for many many years I flat-out avoided making cut out cookies. I had whole...
Cherry Almond Kuchen Recipe_Home in the Finger Lakes

Cherry Almond Kuchen

I was so thrilled this year to be able to actually get sour cherries in the freezer so I can make homemade Sour Cherry...

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