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Pa. Dutch Chicken Pot Pie

No, it’s not a “meat pie” version of “Pot Pie” consisting of veggies, meat, and gravy baked into a pie shape surrounded by... 

Mock Apple Pie

Growing up as a kid of the 60s and 70s, seeing Mom make mock apple pie was always a little confusing but rewarding when that warm slice of pie hit the... 

Slow-cooker Pork and Sauerkraut

Pork and sauerkraut is traditionally served in the coal region and among the Pa Dutch on New Year’s Day to ensure good luck in the coming year, but... 

Pa Dutch Ham and String Beans

Here is an old stand-by in the Coal Region and Pa Dutch kitchens and is a great one-pot meal.  Use fresh or frozen green (strong) beans, but I prefer... 

Amish Funeral Pie

Funeral pie?!? The Pa Dutch love their pies, but gathering ’round the table is not always for joyous occasions. When a family in the Coal Region... 

Amish Baked Corn

Corn dishes are a staple in Pa Dutch country.  Frozen can also be used, but I prefer well-drained Niblets for this recipe. This is often served on holiday... 

Lebanon Bologna Spread

This spread is delicious on crackers, or as a dip with pretzel sticks. Sweet or regular Lebanon Bologna, it’s your choice which to use. I use Herlocher’s... 

Pa Dutch - Coal Region Chicken and Waffles

No, no, no, no, NO.  In the Coal Region and in Pa Dutch Country, Chicken and Waffles DO NOT refer to a dry waffle topped with a hunk of fried chicken... 

Hot Bacon Dressing

My grandmother LOVED hot bacon dressing over tender, young dandelion greens. We never treated our lawn, just let nature take her course, and as a result,... 

Easy Zucchini Relish

We love to “put things up” (preserve) in the Coal Region. A frugal bunch of folks, we put every zucchini to use that comes from the garden...