Cabbage and Noodles

This dish goes by many names depending on the cultural background of the person talking about it.  The name we used at home probably is a bastardized German-ish word since when I bring it up with native German speakers they look at me like I’ve lost my freaking mind.  Doing a Google Translate I get …


Shoofly Pie

This has to be considered a “politically incorrect” recipe.  Oh the humanity!  This pie is loaded with sugar and would make most nutritionists cringe nowadays. I grew up eating this on occasion usually around Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.  Sometimes at other times especially when visiting Allentown PA where my father was from.  On one occasion …

Pie Crusts

Basic Pie Crust

I have a confession to make.  I rarely ever make my own pie crust from scratch.   First off I do not consider myself a baker and certainly when I do bake (muffins, biscuits and quick breads mainly) I am not on the level of my mother, grandmother (mom’s mother) or “mein grossmutter” on my dad’s …

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