Shoo-fly Pie

Shoo-fly Pie

Shoo-fly pie is a quintessentially Lancastrian dessert and it’s made from simple ingredients any Pennsylvania Dutch farmer or homesteader would have had access to. It is, in essence, a molasses custard and despite its simplicity, it yields a surprisingly complex and...
Strawberry and Goat Cheese Pizza

Strawberry and Goat Cheese Pizza

This nontraditional take on pizza will have your taste buds exploding with savory goat cheese and strawberries marinated in a white balsamic...
Paul’s Bartlett Pear and Black Pepper Pie

Paul’s Bartlett Pear and Black Pepper Pie

The black pepper gives the pears just enough of an edge to make guests wonder what delightful thing they’re eating. Paul’s notes for the pie dough: I use lard because I think it yields the flakiest pastry. You can substitute butter or any solidified vegetable...
Beef Bourguignon (French Beef Stew)

Beef Bourguignon (French Beef Stew)

Beef Bourguignon is a traditional recipe from the Burgundy region of France, a hearty beef stew in which the beef is braised in red wine (guess what kind), and the broth flavored with garlic, onions, and bouquet garni, a little bundle of herbs. Chef and television...
Vegetable Fritters

Vegetable Fritters

Vegetable fritters are an innovative way to use up any leftovers from Christmas dinner. Whether you have carrots, turnips, butternut squash, or broccoli, they can all be easily converted into fritters with a beaten egg and some flour. The leftover mashed potatoes act...
Mom’s Lefse

Mom’s Lefse

Lefse is a traditional soft, thin, Norwegian flatbread that is made with leftover potatoes, flour, butter, and sometimes milk or cream and cooked on a griddle. Special tools are needed to prepare lefse, such as a lefse stick—a long wooden instrument that resembles an...
Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

This is your classic fall dessert that makes good use of the wonderful apples coming into season, and simply heaven to eat when still hot and bubbling out of the oven. A scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side (or on top), and you almost don’t need to eat the...
Sweet Potato and Carrot Latkes

Sweet Potato and Carrot Latkes

This is a different take on the savory potato pancake known as the latke, using sweet potatoes, carrots, and green onions. Fry these up until they’re crisp and golden brown, and...
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