I love to recreate iconic Upstate New York Regional Dishes and “lost” recipes from businesses no longer with us! 

Northern New York Michigan Sauce Recipe

Recreate the Northern New York roadside stand staple in your own kitchen! This sauce is a key ingredient for an Upstate New York Michigan, which is a red hot (usually Glacier hot dog) on a New England Style Roll, with meat sauce and onions.

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Syracuse Salt Potatoes in the Instant Pot

Salt potatoes are an Upstate Summertime staple, they are great to take to a picnic as a dish to pass, and are easy to prepare, especially in the Instantpot! Not only do they cook cup faster, but the pressurized cooking results in a potato with an unbelievably creamy center. You'll love making salt potatoes in your pressure cooker!

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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Garlic Dill Pickles

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Garlic Dill Pickles are spicy, crunchy homemade pickles. The recipe comes from the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que: An American Roadhouse Cookbook. These pickles require no canning, you can store them in the fridge for up to a couple of months.

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Buckwheat Pancakes

Penn Yan made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for baking the world's largest pancake during the Buckwheat Festival. This Buckwheat Pancake recipe doesn't create nearly as big of a pancake, but it's definitely a winner!

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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…

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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…

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Buffalo Sponge Candy

I am so excited to finally have a recipe for sponge candy to share with you! I have been testing out recipes and techniques for months now. I have had…

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Cornell Chicken BBQ

  I really do not consider myself a food nerd, but any recipe that has origins in Upstate New York will always intrigue me. I have been testing and trying…

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Concord Grape Pie

Nothing says fall in Upstate New York like a grape pie. This grapey Naples, NY confection is fairly new to the world of desserts, but it sure has made an…

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Smashed Salt Potatoes

So Memorial Day has come and gone, but you still have salt potatoes hanging around in the fridge. It happens, and my favorite way to dress them up is to just give them a good smash, dress them up with some olive oil, salt and pepper, and fresh herbs.

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Sauerkraut Salad

Oh Sauerkraut, people either love it or hate it,  it seems there is no gray area where fermented cabbage is concerned. I happen to love sauerkraut, but even if you…

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Claremont Salad

I was first introduced to Claremont salad at the Wegman's deli counter. I grabbed a prepackaged container of it to go with a rotisserie chicken one night when a homemade…

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After-School Applesauce Cake

This post is all Rochester, from the Applehood and Motherpie cookbook After-School Applesauce Cake recipe to the essential ingredient that will have everyone asking for the recipe, this is pure…

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Ribbon Candy

I am not a huge candy eater, unless there is chocolate involved. But there is something about ribbon candy I look forward to all year.  Just seeing it makes me…

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Seneca Sea Salt

One of the things I love about the Finger Lakes region is it is absolutely a Foodie's paradise. We have award-winning wineries, microbreweries,  farms, artisan cheeses, spectacular restaurants, and now…

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