Apricot Kolachi (Kolache)

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)

Judy McCormick’s Pepper Slaw

She's not my grandma, but she is the grandmother of my kids, and that qualifies her to contribute a featured recipe to my blog.  Judy - the kids call her Bammy J - is my husband's mother.  Her recipe for pepper slaw (or pepper cabbage) is perfect. The finished product reminds me of the version … Continue reading Judy McCormick’s Pepper Slaw

Pig Stomach (Hog Maw)

  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)

Angel food cake

Moms love to cook for their sons and I am no exception. My own boys love some of the things I make - chicken pot pie, for one - and you'd  better believe that's the stuff that's in heavy rotation now. My own dad's mom was no exception - she made this Angel Food Cake … Continue reading Angel food cake

Molasses Cookies

It was the rare visit to Grandma Sara's house when there wasn't a plate of cookies to share, and if there wasn't, profuse apologies would ensue. Molasses Cookies were in Grandma Sara's heavy rotation. In fact, I have three separate recipe cards in her handwriting, and I remember asking her to write it for me … Continue reading Molasses Cookies

Ham Bone (Bean) Soup

This is another one of those recipes that's difficult to attribute to one grandma or the other, because both of them made it regularly. In my opinion, this soup is best made by members of the Grange or the Lions Club or the Moose or Elks or the Fire Company or the Lutheran Church - … Continue reading Ham Bone (Bean) Soup