Pumpkin Puffs

Each Fall my friend April makes these delicious Pumpkin Puffs and shares them with her friends. I’m blessed to call her my friend for many reasons and these Pumpkin Puffs are just icing on the cake. She brought a batch over along with dinner right after I had my son and I remember popping one…

Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties are one of my very favorite Appalachian foods. Fresh salmon wasn’t something that was available in grocery stores in the area that I grew up and I don’t think I’m alone when I say my first experience with salmon was the canned variety. I always loved when my mom would fix Salmon Patties,…

Pumpkin Pancakes

I love fall! And while I don’t go pumpkin crazy each year, I do enjoy some pumpkin treats here and there once October comes. This recipe is an adaption of one that I found in Men’s Health a few years ago. I’ll be honest, pancakes aren’t my favorite breakfast item. I usually find them too…

Chinese Pasta Salad

The origin of this recipe is one of the oldest and most well worn in my collection. I found it in a magazine in the early 90s. It was in an ad for Miracle Whip Salad Dressing and was called Chinese Chicken Salad. It was probably the recipe that introduced soy sauce to my household.…

Hershey Syrup Cake

This cake doesn’t photograph well. Bless its heart, I can relate. I didn’t even try to do a step by step photo spread because it didn’t seem necessary. And I didn’t think that either the chocolate batter or chocolate frosting would show up well. This one of the recipes that I swiped from my mom’s…