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Black Bottom Cupcakes

Growing up in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, bake sales were a “thing” in the Coal Region.  One of the go-to methods to raise money for new band uniforms,... 

Copper Pennies

A sure-fire way to get the kids to eat carrots!  This traditional sweet/sour taste is a favorite of mine.  When seeking comfort food flavors, I often... 

Colcannon

In ode to the Irish roots that run deep in the Coal Region, here is a very simple yet very tasty dish great for family suppers or a warm and filling meal... 

Pa. Dutch Meatloaf

In keeping with sharing our Pennsylvania Dutch  diversity in the Coal Region, today’s recipe is Pa. Dutch  Meatloaf. This meatloaf is sweet from... 

Amish Macaroni Salad

The Pa. Coal Region shares it’s love of eastern european foods with Pennsylvania Dutch delights.  Here is a versatile macaroni salad recipe for... 

Pierogie Casserole

Pierogies made the traditional way are labor intensive, but oh-so-good.  Try this “lazy pierogy” casserole and get the taste of tradition... 

Halushki

Inexpensive and hearty! Great warmed up the next day.  Read More →

Hot Bologna

Growing up in the coal region, hot bologna was a staple.   You can make this local treat at home quite easily.  Read More →

Bleenies

These are a staple at church picnics and block parties in the Coal Region. Like potato salad recipes, every body’s is a little different than every... 

Flitch

Old fashioned Coal region potato candy with peanut butter, very popular at holidays and bake sales.Made with — tah, dah — a boiled potato mixed...