WHEN I COOK, I don’t often strictly follow recipes. I do when I bake, but not when I cook. (If that makes sense.) This is especially true whenever I make soups and chili. I always make it in about the same way, but I usually just kind of throw everything into the pot and it almost … Continue reading Green Turkey Chili
Presenting, the ladies who inspired this blog: Grandma Sara died five years ago at the age of 89, and I ended up with her recipe box. My initial thought was to collect her favorite recipes into a cookbook and distribute it to family members, but then I thought a blog would be better... because I … Continue reading My Inspiration
Here's a recipe for a hearty homemade chicken soup that features delicious sweet corn kernels and homemade egg noodles called "rivels."
THIS IS NOT technically my grandma's recipe, but I still consider it a traditional one in my family. This one is was introduced to me by my cousin, Linda, with whom I was fortunate to have shared Grandma Losch. It's a cream cheese and butter pastry with apricot filling, and lots and lots of powdered … Continue reading Apricot Kolachi (Kolache)
Today, over on Soup Is Not A Finger Food, I captured my memories in writing of putting up corn in August in Central PA, a hundred thirty years ago. Go, check it out!
Shrove Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, is known in Pennsylvania Dutch Country as FASTNACHT DAY. What I remember from my youth was my Grandma Losch deep-frying dozens of fastnachts, or doughnuts, that were truly without equal. People just knew to stop by her place on the day before Ash Wednesday to enjoy a homemade bit of … Continue reading Fastnacht Day
I don't actually have my grandma's recipe for this, so I turned to The Internet to find one. And I got really lucky! Here are a couple of sites that have good descriptions and recipes for this traditional Pennsylvania Dutch recipe: Teri's Kitchen - she has a great recipe for Pig's Stomach that looks … Continue reading Pig Stomach (Hog Maw)