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A while ago I decided I really, really wanted to recreate as many of Upstate New York’s Regional dishes as possible. I have made so many yummy dishes and treats, even some I never thought I would get right (I am looking at you, Sponge Candy). But I still have a few recipes that are proving to be elusive or don’t hit the mark, and I am hoping you can help me out (and maybe some other’s who are also looking for a long lost favorite).

Here is my current wish list. I can’t guarantee it won’t change, in fact, I will probably be adding to it…

  • Michigan Hot Dog Sauce (Plattsburgh)
  • Buckwheat Pancake Recipe (Penn Yan) Haven’t found one I love yet.
  • Spiedie Sandwich, I am mostly concerned with the sauce/marinade (Binghamton)
  • A Copy-Cat of Wegmans Red, White & Blue bread (purely selfish reasons, I love this stuff and want to make it at home!)
  • Cheese Cake Recipe from the former Home Dairy (Ithaca)
  • Sibley’s Department Store Bakery Christmas Cutout Cookies (Rochester, I have had so many requests for this it is crazy!)

If you are also in search of a specific recipe, comment below and I will add it to my list. If you have a recipe you are willing to share, shoot me an email, or leave it in the comments, you will be credited as the source of the recipe when I publish,  and I will be eternally grateful 🙂

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  1. Chicken French, grandma browns beans and a real good fry cake “donut”. I was raised in Rochester and moved to Florida about 4 years ago, you would not believe the number of foods that are indigenis to the Rochester area! Oh how I miss that place and so much love your blog to get my little piece of “home”. I can’t wait to try the Rochester recipes you have already posted, thanks so much for this adventure you have started!


    I love your site. I’m local.. Syracuse.
    However, I must say.. I’m hoping you will rethink your Recipe App for Printing your recipes… there is a bar on the left side that shows all the other sites you can post this too.. well it covers up your recipe. Not user friendly (I had to copy and paste into a separate document to get it to print half-way decent. Frustrating.
    Out side of the the above constructive criticism… I LOVE your site.

    1. Thank you, Donna! I can not wait to try this Michigan sauce recipe.
      I am so sorry about the floating share buttons, and thank you SO MUCH for bringing that to my attention! I have disabled the share buttons until I can look into it further, but it should not a problem anymore!
      I am so glad you found my little corner of the internet and our enjoying my site, Please let me know what you think of the recipes when you decide to make one ❤

  3. I may very well be able to get you the Michigan hot dog sauce recipe! I have a friend from Plattsburgh who talks about “Michigans” all the time.

    On another note…I am another blogger from the area, and I am so happy that I came across your site. It’s very nice to “meet” you.

    1. Awesome, I would love to try the recipe out!
      I love connecting with other local bloggers, and have enjoyed reading about your family getting settled on your homestead!

  4. My mother in law made the BEST molasses cookies! I lost my copy of the recipe and would love to have another. She lived in the area of DeRuyter.

    1. @Laine,

      Not sure if you found the recipe or not yet, but I am from Willet (Marathon/Cincinnatus area) and can get you a good one from my Oma!

  5. Have you any recipes from the Manhattan Restaurant on East Avenue in Rochester? I loved their macaroni and cheese and cheese rarebit. They also sold the best chicken pot pies I have ever had.