I’m A Hershey Girl


What is your favorite sweet thing to eat? Bread pudding? Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies? A smooth and creamy piece of cheesecake? Tell us all about the anticipation and delight of eating your favorite dessert. Not into sweets? I like sweets, no doubt about it.  When I saw today's writing prompt I thought "this is gonna … Continue reading I’m A Hershey Girl

Flaky Pineapple Squares – Holiday Recipe #7


This will be the final recipe in this series of posts, and you can thank my Mom for just about all of them.  This one, Flaky Pineapple Squares, was found by her in the Boston Sunday Globe magazine.  When, I'm not sure, but I'm told it was at the same time as the Minty-wiches recipe.  … Continue reading Flaky Pineapple Squares – Holiday Recipe #7

Wreath Cookies, Holiday Recipe #3


The one holiday tradition that has kept pace with my family, no matter how much change  during the year, is Wreath Cookies.  The recipe, now a worn, taped, yellowed piece of paper, was cut out of a magazine by my mother over 50 years ago (that couldn't sound and look more strange--50 years!!) Every year on a … Continue reading Wreath Cookies, Holiday Recipe #3

Holiday Recipes, #2 (Before Pinterest)


One of the first Christmases that my brother-in-law Jon spent with us, I remember giving only baked goods as gifts.  Knowing Jonathan was allergic to nuts I remembered that I'd cut this recipe out of a magazine.  I pasted it into a spiral notebook that I'd been keeping to organize my recipes--this was long before … Continue reading Holiday Recipes, #2 (Before Pinterest)

Shelly’s Jewish Apple Cake


It is fall after all, and what better way to get a taste of the season, than a recipe including apples. The other day I shared a recipe for the Best.Pie.Ever., and it is! My Mom made one on Sunday to bring to a party on Monday, but the pie didn't make it to the … Continue reading Shelly’s Jewish Apple Cake