Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup is the perfect winter soup. Loaded with hearty potatoes, bacon, cheese and sour cream,  this feel-good, hearty, savory, delicious soup is comfort food of the highest level.

15 Unique Finger-Licking Good Chicken Wing Recipes

Buffalo Chicken Wings are found at nearly every super bowl party, pizza shop, and sports bar. This messy finger food is an upstate New York original. Tracing its roots back to Buffalo, in a...

Robust Pizza Seasoning

Sprinkle Robust Pizza Seasoning onto a plain jane pizza for more flavor, season ground meat with for a quick homemade sausage.

Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cut-Out Cookies

No holiday cookie tray is complete without a gingerbread man! These cut-out cookies are soft and chewy, with the classic spicey gingerbread flavor. 

The Perfect Porterhouse Steak and Garlic Butter Sauce

These tender and juicy Porterhouse steak are perfectly seared in a cast iron skillet and finished in the oven, served with garlic butter.

Lake Shore Solid Pack Pumpkin

There is no denying that Libby’s dominates the canned pumpkin scene, but there is an Upstate New York Player with a considerably cooler looking label you may have noticed while shopping at Tops Markets. Lake Shore...

Philly Cheese Steak Cheesy Bread

Philly Cheese Steak Cheesy Bread. Beefy, cheesy and incredibly crave-worthy, serve up a taste of Philly at your next gathering. Huge thanks to Moyer Beef for sponsoring today’s recipe! The recipe, opinions, and photos are all my own, but...
Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein in bowl

Dinner’s on the table in 20 Minutes with this Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein

Dinner's on the table in 20 Minutes with this Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein. Tender Beef strips tossed with veggies and lo mein noodles in a flavorful sauce is the perfect weeknight meal.

Insanely Delicious (and Quick!) Cheesesteak Sandwiches

These Insanely Delicious (and Quick!) Cheesesteak Sandwiches are the answer to a busy evening when you are exhausted and everyone is hungry. Beef strips are marinated in a flavorful mixture that does double duty: it...

Calico Bean Casserole

Calico Bean casserole is a classic picnic favorite. This recipe features Grandma Browns Baked Beans, ground beef, bacon and a mixture of canned beans.

Sweet Corn Relish Recipe

Here we are near the end of August and sweet corn season is winding down! It has been a crazy summer at our farm (but in a good way!) The corn has done remarkably...

Pickled Red Onions

These Pickled Red Onions are a zesty topping for burgers, dogs, and tacos. Process them in a water bath canner for long term storage, or make up a quick batch for the fridge.

Pickled Garlic Scapes

Enjoy these pickled garlic scapes atop a salad, or as an addition to your relish tray. This hot water bath canning recipe is great for beginner canners.

Crispy Chinese Chicken Salad

Always a hit at picnics, Crispy Chinese Chicken Salad with an easy homemade hoisin and ginger flavored vinaigrette.

Buffalo Chicken Wing Sauce

Buffalo Chicken Wings, they are found at nearly every super bowl party, pizza shop, and sports bar. This messy finger food is an upstate New York original. Tracing its roots back to Buffalo, in...

Tart Cherry Filled Sweet Buns

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...
Impossible Pie on and white plate with a bowl of toasted coconut in the background

It is Possible to Make Impossible Coconut Pie with Homemade Baking Mix

Make the classic coconut impossible pie with homemade baking mix.

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...
Do Nothing Cake Recipe Pineapple cake with Coconut Pecan Topping

Incredibly Delicious Made From Scratch Do Nothing Cake Recipe

Looking for a quick and easy dessert to feed a crowd? This is your recipe! Do Nothing Cake is made from scratch with delicious results every time.
Polish Open-Faced Sandwich (Zapiekanka) Recipe

Polish Open-Faced Sandwich (Zapiekanka) Recipe

The Polish Open-Faced Sandwich (Zapiekanka) is a popular street food in Warsaw, but you can make it right in your own kitchen, with only a few ingredients.
Hi! I’m Jennifer – a work at home, farmer's wife, mom to 3, living life in Upstate New York! I love sharing tasty recipes, easy do it yourself projects, and little stories of life on a farm in the Finger Lakes.

The Ultimate Appetizer: Olive Cheese Bread

Sliced Olive Cheese Bread on a wooden werving board.
  This is the recipe you need to have in your appetizer arsenal. It is the perfect appetizer for any of your get together’s! It...

Upstate New York’s Iconic Half-Moon Cookie Recipe

A former architect, Harry Hemstrought, opened up a little bakery in Utica in 1925. His signature cookie, half chocolate icing, half white, caught on immediately...

Homemade Pizza Seasoning

Homemade Pizza Seasoning
Traditional Italian Herbs are combined with onion flakes, garlic powder, thyme, rosemary and red pepper flakes in this spice mix to take your pizza to the...

Small Batch Blackberry Jam

Small Batch Blackberry Jam
    I am really starting to appreciate small batch jam making. We are just too busy lately for me to be able to devote an...

Homemade Baking Mix (DIY Bisquick)

Why pay a premium just for the "convenience" of buying all the stuff I already have in my pantry? Use this to make pancakes, waffles, biscuits and much more.