Original Recipes

Mammy Heckert Caramel Icing Cookies

You know those recipes that are handed down in your family from generation to generation? This is one of our family’s oldest recipes! Mammy Heckert (my great grandmother) was known for these homemade caramel icing cookies. So much that our family┬ásimply calls these Mammy Heckert Cookies. Actually, the whole town where we grew up knows […]

Grandma’s Drop Sugar Cookies

Growing up, it was rare to find store bought cookies in our house. It was even more rare to find them at Grandma’s house.┬áCake, cookies, pies… whatever treats she had on hand were homemade. Cherry pie, frosted brownies, and these drop sugar cookies are some of her staple treats. Grandmas are the best, aren’t they? […]

Chicken Bruschetta Bake and My Love Affair with Basil

I’m having this love affair with basil. Yes, the herb. That’s not the milkman’s name or something! I just love the sweet, pepper taste of fresh basil leaves, especially pair with chicken and tomatoes. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! If you’ve only ever used dried basil, you are MISSING OUT! Fresh basil […]

Spicy Salsa Chili

Most of my best recipes are born out of creativity, made necessary by poor planning and laziness. I’ll get a hankerin’ for something – like spicy homemade chili, but I’ll realize that I don’t have all of the ingredients in my pantry. So…rather than running to the store (because y’all know my hair is NOT […]

Homemade Chili Powder

I’m a big fan of making stuff myself when I can. I mean, I’m kind of lazy…but in the kitchen, it is worth it. My dishes may be piling in the sink and my laundry hamper may be overflow it, but gosh darn, if something can be made from scratch, I’m going to give it […]

Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken Pot Pie

If you think pot pie is a baked vegetable and meat dish topped with a pie-like crust, you’re wrong. Sorry. Hehe, just kidding. Where I grew up, though, pot pie was something very different. It’s not a baked savory pie, it’s actually a very thick stew-like meal with huge noodles, potatoes, meat, and veggies. It’s […]

Oh So Easy Blueberry Snack Cake

I didn’t find this recipe on Pinterest but this is a quick and easy cake that I have been making for a long time. I found a version of this recipe in the 2004 Taste of Home Annual recipe book and also found a version online. It is easy, just like the chocolate muffins Allison […]

Crispy Apple Crisp with Extra Crisp

Y’all, I am not lying when I say this is one of the best desserts of all time. I know that my last recipe was so easy it made you want to kiss someone, but this apple crisp is so good that you will NOT want to kiss someone. Because if you’re kissing, you can […]