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Sibley’s Department Store Bakery Apple Pie

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 want to try to find and make as many Upstate New York signature recipes …

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Upstate New York’s Iconic Half-Moon Cookie Recipe

Upstate New York’s Half Moon Cookie History 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 now find Half-Moon cookies just about everywhere, including Wegmans. …

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