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Welcome To Home in The Finger Lakes!

I’m so glad you are here! I’m Jen, and I created Home in the Finger Lakes to celebrate life in the Finger Lakes, and to help families live well, have fun and enjoy life in Upstate New York. I love to write about life in Upstate, our family favorite meals, regional recipes, and stories from our family farm


Stories from a small beef and corn farm in Upstate New York.

Family favorites and regional specialties that you’ll love.

Events, places, and foods that make the Upstate so special.

Latest thoughts, happenings and random ramblings.

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Recent Posts

Chanatry’s Utica Greens

This delicious, authentic Utica greens recipe combines prosciutto, hot peppers and Pecorino- Romano cheese in a flavorful sauce with cooked escarole.
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Vanilla Half Moon Cookies

The quintessential Upstate New York treat from Utica. These Vanilla Half Moon Cookies are a soft and fluffy cookie, that are iced with half white,…
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It’s a Wonderful Lego Life

A Syracuse Family has designed, created, and submitted a Lego set based on the Christmas classic Movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Currently the creation is…
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