Family Recipes

Family Recipe Friday – Mom’s Meatloaf

Posted on June 2, 2017 in Family Recipes

This is my mother’s recipe but I believe she got it from her mother. The women in this family have been making this meatloaf for several generations. My maternal line is primarily Pennsylvania German contributing many excellent family recipes to my heritage. I love it. Meatloaf was and remains one of my favorite meals. Talk about a comfort food… As […]

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Heaven (Family Recipe Friday)

Posted on March 24, 2017 in Family Recipes

When I young my mother frequently made a dessert that she called “Heaven”. She may have made this recipe up or modified it from a fruit salad called Ambrosia. The addition of optional ingredients such as, mandarin oranges, coconut and chopped pecans turns this dessert into Ambrosia. The fact that she disliked coconut and mandarin oranges were difficult to get […]

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Polish Chrusciki (Family Recipe Friday)

Posted on February 10, 2017 in Family Recipes

Chrusciki or Krusciki, also known as bow ties or angel wings, are a Polish deep fried pastry covered in either granulated or powdered sugar. I prefer the powdered sugar. They are traditional to serve on holidays and special occasions. I tasted my first Chrusciki at my cousin’s wedding many years ago, and it was love at first taste. I checked […]

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Mom’s Bread Filling (Family Recipe Friday)

Posted on November 23, 2016 in Family Recipes, Uncategorized

This is my mother’s recipe but I believe she got it from her mother, my grandmother. The women in this family have been making this filling every Thanksgiving for several generations. My maternal line is primarily Pennsylvania German contributing many excellent family recipes to my heritage. I love it. I also use this recipe for stuffed pork chops. Once, cooked, […]

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Family Recipe Friday – Alberta Zebley’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on October 7, 2016 in Family Recipes, Uncategorized

My best friend in high school, Alberta Zebley, taught me to make these cookies. Her mom taught her. We used to make them together all the time in the kitchen of her home. I hung out there quite a bit and her family was lovely to me. After graduation, we lost touch, but I still make these cookies. My husband […]

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Family Recipe Friday – Eileen’s Corn Fritters

Posted on April 29, 2016 in Family Recipes

My mother taught me to make these corn fritters. They are good for breakfast with maple syrup and eggs but even better for dinner. I grew up making them almost every Friday. Fridays were always meatless back in those days and corn fritters went well with vegetarian baked beans. When I was a kid, I used to love to dip the corn […]

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Family Recipe Friday – Mom’s Sticky Buns

Posted on November 14, 2014 in Family Recipes

One of my favorite food memories is coming home from Church on a Sunday morning to the smell of freshly baked sticky buns.  This recipe is my Mom’s and uses both chopped nuts and raisins but they are optional This recipe makes 12 buns. Mom’s Sticky Buns Ingredients Amount       Measure        Ingredient  6tablespoons  Butter 1 1/4            cups                dark molasses […]

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Family Recipe Friday – Mom’s Pumpkin Pie

Posted on October 31, 2014 in Family Recipes

  I thought this recipe is very appropriate for the season. It was taught to me by my mother.  I don’t know where she got the recipe.  It was never written down until I added it to my MasterCook® cookbook, Eileen’s Recipe Box. This is the cookbook that holds all my family recipes. It has been a tradition in my home […]

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52 Ancestors: #41 Robert A. Furlani (1917 – 1996), My Godfather

Posted on October 14, 2014 in 52Ancestors, Family History, Family Recipes

Robert (Bob) A. Furlani was born 10 August 1917 in Connersville, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania (Pa.). He is the son of Candido Furlani and Anna (Bianchi) Furlani and he is my paternal uncle and my godfather. Although I saw him more frequently than some of my other relatives, I seem to know very little about him.  I guess it is time […]

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Family Recipe Friday – Grammie Noble’s Potato Salad

Posted on April 12, 2013 in Family Recipes

The following recipe was taught to me by my Mom (and came from her Mom), but it was never written down until I entered it into my cookbook software to preserve it for the next generation. A tangy dressing makes this potato salad better than deli salad. It seems to be a big hit at all our family barbeques. Grammie […]

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