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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...



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Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog cookies have such a special place in my heart.  I make them every year for my holiday cookie tray, but this year when...
Cinnamon Peach Crisp

Cinnamon Peach Crisp

Fresh peaches and topped with a streusel made with oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter make this Cinnamon Peach Crisp a family favorite. We are...

Strawberry Trifle

It seems odd starting a story about a recipe in the dentists office, but the that is exactly where my Strawberry Trifle recipe came...
Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

All of a sudden fall is here, the temps have been dropping at night, the leaves are starting to turn and the pumpkins that...

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