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This Creole Seasoning Blend from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que needs to be in your pantry! Perfect for seasoning pork, steak, chicken, and seafood, and made from ingredients you probably already have.
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 Solid Pack Pumpkin I happened upon Lake...
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 a small family owned bar....
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 in my kitchen did sound...
  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 many failed batches and have spent quite a bit...
The turn of the century recipe for Apple Pie from Sibley’s Department Store, and holiday traditions at Midtown. I have been collecting recipes for quite a while, and usually, the backstory is just as good as the prepared dish.  I have decided...
  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 recipes and dishes that have ties to Upstate New York....

Utica Greens

A traditional Italian-American that originates from Utica in Upstate New York, featuring escarole, prosciutto, pickled hot peppers, and garlic.
A beef on weck (also known as beef on wick) is a sandwich found primarily in Western New York, specifically in the Buffalo region. What separates this hot roast beef sandwich from a French dip is the roll. Served...
Concord Grape Pie

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 impact. This annual treat is anticipated by many, and...
Strawberry and Onion Salad with Poppyseed Dressing from the iconic Rochester Junior League Cookbook Applehood and Motherpie, is a refreshing spring salad. Make this when local strawberries are abundant. One of my favorite salads from my favorite cookbooks… I can’t tell...
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.
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 with his customers. The cookie’s popularity has spread throughout Central New York, and you can...
If I had to make a list of the most charming towns in Upstate New York Clayton would make the list. In fact, I think I would place it pretty high on that list, but having spent summers there...
Fresh Strawberry Almond Muffins I am pretty sure some of the best cooks are innkeepers at bed and breakfast inns.  So, I am thrilled to share this recipe from the Vintage Gardens Bed and Breakfast in Newark, NY. Kimberly Meeks, the...
Guys, it is apple season! Ok, I might be rushing it a teensy weensy bit. But I have been getting some early variety apples from a friend, and I am pretty sure I read Starbucks will be selling  pumpkin spice lattes...
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 are not a fan don't be too quick to brush...
  Sour or "pie" cherries, are tart in flavor and bright red in color, and as far as I am concerned worth their weight in gold.  Sour cherries have an incredibly short season, and it can be hard to get...
Maybe it was the weather this weekend, which was decidedly fall-ish or that fact that apple picking has begun in our area, but when I shared this picture on my personal Facebook profile I got all sorts of messages...
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 dinner was just not in the cards for me....
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.

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