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Tomato Soup Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This retro recipe has been around for decades. Campbell’s published it in a cookbook for the first time in 1940, but it was in existence well before... 

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake with Penuche Frosting

This recipe bakes in a 9″ square pan making it a great choice for a smaller family or one or two people. You can use any frosting you wish; chocolate,... 

Shoo Fly Cake

Shoo Fly Cake gives you the delicious flavors of the Pa Dutch favorite Shoo Fly pie, but in cake form. It is also more portable than the pie version and... 

Pa. Dutch Ham Loaf with Pineapple Glaze

In the Coal Region and in Pa Dutch country, it is not unusual to have left over ham from a family holiday dinner or event. It is also easy to find meaty... 

Coal Region Boilo

Boilo is an alcoholic beverage consisting of a blend of fruits, sweeteners, spices, and whiskey. It is traditionally served during the winter holiday season ... 

Pa. Dutch Potato Filling

This recipe for potato filling has been a staple in my repertoire for as long as I can remember. Although some people in some regions would call this... 

Custard Pie

My Mom was a great pie maker.  She had a large repertoire of recipes, but one of my favorites was, and still is, a custard pie. Top of the list was peach... 

Homemade Irish Cream

Note: This beverage contains alcohol. Please drink responsibly. Creamy, luscious, and a treat for any occasion, this homemade Irish Cream makes lovely... 

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Everything you love about stuffed peppers, but in the form of an easy and satisfying soup. Quick to whip up, this soup also freezes nicely. As the cooler... 

Colcannon

The Coal Region is home to many with deep Irish roots. The discovery of Anthracite and the plentiful work for miners led many Irish laborers, escaping...