• Mom's Chili Recipe
    Main Dish

    Mom’s Chili Recipe

    Mom’s Chili Recipe Pin me! – Pinterest Watch me! – YouTube (coming soon)  The temperature has practically dropped over night here in Central Pennsylvania. It’s time to take out the air conditioners and make sure the furnace is ready for winter. It must have been pretty chilly, pun intended, in the house this morning because my husband turned on the heat before leaving for work. I think turning on the heat would have been more effective if he would have remembered to close the windows upstairs, but I won’t get into that right now. #men. With the cooler weather comes soup and crockpot season. I thought I’d start things off…

  • Lemon Blueberry Crumb Cake
    Dessert

    Lemon Blueberry Crumb Cake

    Memories of Nana  When my Nana passed away, she left me all of her recipes. These ranged from cookbooks to handwritten cards with notes on the back which are so exciting to read. These recipes are very special to me. I love that when I open them, they still smell like her house. It makes me feel like even though she has passed, she’s still with me in the kitchen. Every time I open the recipes I can still see my Nana walking around the kitchen in her Clark’s slippers. There are so many things that I still remember about her. The way she’d wave her neatly manicured hands in…

  • Homemade Diner Rolls
    Holidays,  Side Dish

    Homemade Crescent Rolls

    Homemade Crescent Rolls  I grew up eating these Homemade Crescent Rolls every year on the Holidays. My mom would make them for our Christmas eve party. I remember going to bed excited for all the Christmas festivities to begin while the smell of yeast lingered in the air. Oh how they left such a lovely scent. Even now, to this day, when I smell them baking it takes me back to my childhood slopping every last bit of my mash potatoes and gravy up with one of these delicious homemade crescent rolls. Forming the Crescents:  I am going to show you how to shape these Homemade Crescent Rolls. I tend…

  • Marry's Apple Dumplings
    Dessert

    Aunt Marry’s Apple Dumplings

    Aunt Mary’s Apple Dumplings My late Aunt Mary was renowned for her deliciously gooey apple dumplings. Although I’m not a huge fan of apples, or any fruit for that matter, I do love the flaky crust and sticky sauce that surrounds the apple. Give me a warm bowl of that flaky gooey goodness with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and you can consider me a happy girl. A few years after I got married, I was handed this nostalgic recipe and knew I had to give it a try. With fall quickly approaching, what better time to master this recipe?  It is truly quite simple to make, if you…

  • Hoagie Salad
    Appetizers,  Healthy

    Italian Salad

    Italian Salad Once in a blue moon, when I decide to torture myself, by cutting carbs out of my diet for a week or two this salad is a life saver. It gives me all the flavors I enjoy in a big meaty hoagie without all the carbs. I know the cheese and salami are fattening but I somehow justify it to myself since I am not layering it all in a carb infested hoagie roll. Also, the fact that this Italian Salad is seasoned to perfection so there really is no need for a fatty dressing is another one of my justifications. Of course, if you feel the need…

  • Awesome Sandwiches
    Main Dish

    Baked Italian Hoagie Sandwiches

    Baked Italian Hoagie Sandwiches Make these Baked Italian Hoagie Sandwiches for your next family game night or party. Not only are they quick and easy to make but they are also delicious. I have been making these for awhile and they are always a huge hit! Ingredients: 1  Loaf of Italian Bread 6-7 slices of Deli ham ( Thinly sliced) 8 slices of Hard Salami ( Thinly Sliced) 8 slices of provolone cheese 3-4 Tablespoons of butter Mayo Shredded lettuce ( 1 small bag) 1 tomato ( sliced) 1/2 onion ( sliced) banana peppers ( optional) Italian Dressing or Oil Salt & Pepper Garlic Powder Directions:  Preheat oven to 350…

  • Brownie Recipes
    Dessert,  Holidays

    Mini Brownie S’mores Bites

    Mini Brownie S’mores Bites // It’s almost 80 degrees here in central Pennsylvania, this means it is perfectly acceptable to talk  S’mores or, in this case, Mini Brownie S’mores Bites. And with S’mores, comes two types of people, those who like their marshmallows burnt, and those who like them perfectly golden brown. I happen to be one of those who like my marshmallows burnt.. to a crisp.. but for the sake of this recipe, the majority rules. Which means nice little golden brown marshmallows to keep everyone happy. =) These Mini Brownie S’more Bites are unbelievably easy to make and equally delicious. They have a soft chewy brownie crust and…

  • Pound Cake Recipes
    Dessert

    Strawberry Crunch Pound Cake

    // I know I have been making a lot of cakes lately but this strawberry pound cake really takes the cake (pun intended). Due to the upcoming Easter holiday, my sister has come home from New York for the week. I am beyond thrilled! Because when my sister comes home it’s a free for all.. a free to stuff your face with all the food you want with no judgements and no talk of diets kinda all. So far we have been to the long horn for steaks and, of course, she had to one up me and get a steak AND lobster meal. Then the very next day we…

  • Pudding Pie Recipes
    Dessert,  Holidays

    Maple Pudding Pie + A Homemade Maple Pudding Recipe

    //   Maple Pudding Pie plus + Homemade Maple Pudding Recipe  This Maple Pudding Pie + A Homemade Maple Pudding Recipe will make the perfect addition to your easter dinner. This recipe for homemade Maple pudding was one of the handwritten recipes I inherited when my Nana passed away a few months ago. I made this pudding a few times and, although, delicious I thought it needed to be in a pie. So that’s what I did, of course. Although I did cheat a little. Since I was making a homemade pudding I decided to buy a store bought pie crust. And since I never made meringue, I had to…

  • Chocolate pound cake from scratch
    Dessert

    Nana’s Chocolate Pound Cake

    // December was a difficult month for me to say the least. I lost a grandparent to cancer, which I talked about in my previous blog post, Orange Chiffon cake from 1948, but I also lost a job. I only had the job for a few months. I started out as part time and somehow ended up assistant manager… whoa! Although I liked the job, it wasn’t where my heart was. My heart belongs here, at home, with my baby boy ( he is now 4 =) ) and my blog. So when things started to get rough at work I saw it as a way out and took it.…