Skip to Content

Upstate NY Regional Dishes

Strawberry and Onion Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

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 you how many times I flipped past this recipe, overlooking it because of its simplicity. …

Read More about Strawberry and Onion Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

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. …

Read More about Upstate New York’s Iconic Half-Moon Cookie Recipe

Fresh Strawberry Almond Muffins

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 innkeeper of Vintage Gardens graciously shared her most popular breakfast recipes with me.  And …

Read More about Fresh Strawberry Almond Muffins