Tortilla and Taco History

Tortilla and Taco History

The mainstay of the Mexican diet was, and still is, the tortilla, made from corn.  The tradition continues today with little change.  The kernels are cooked with lime to remove … Continued

Traditional Pumpkin Pie

Traditional Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Tradition Pumpkin Pie is very popular in the United States and Canada.  In other parts of the world it is rarely served.  It is most popular during the Thanksgiving holiday. … Continued

Tres Leches Cake History and Recipe

Also called Three-Milk Cake and Tres Leches Cake.  A dense, moist “three milks” cake topped with a cloud of vanilla whipped cream.  What makes it unusual is that after baked, it … Continued

Trifle History

Trifle History

  Trifle (TRI-fuhl) – The word “trifle” comes from the old French term “trufle,” and literally means something whimsical or of little consequence.  A proper English trifle is made with … Continued

Turducken

Turducken History and Recipe

 How To Cook A Turkducken   Turduckens – What the heck is that?  Well, it is a 15 to 16 pound deboned turkey (except for wing bones and drumsticks), a … Continued

Turkey In Mole Sauce

Turkey in Mole Sauce Recipe

Mole Poblano de Guajolote Everyone can enjoy this traditional Mexican Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner recipe of Turkey in Mole Sauce (Mole Poblano de Guajolote) dinner. Mexican Americans and others have … Continued

Borscht Soup

Ukrainian Borscht Soup History and Recipe

Stove Top and Slow Cooker Methods Several years ago my daughter Brenda’s dear friend Lena Hennegan, from Russia, hosted a dinner party and served everyone borscht soup as one of … Continued

Vegemite

Vegemite History and Recipe

What is Vegemite? Vegemite is considered as much a part of Australia’s heritage as kangaroos and the Holden cars.  It is actually an Australian obsession that has become a unique … Continued

Victoria Sponge Cake

Victoria Sponge Cake History

Victoria Sponge Cake is a two-layer sponge-like airy cake that is filled with a layer of jam and whipped cream.  It is cut into small “sandwiches” and served in a … Continued

Walleye Sandwich

Walleye Sandwich History and Recipe

They call it a fever and it strikes the strongest of fishermen every spring from April through July during spawning season in the Great Lakes region.  The cure is simple … Continued

Watermelons

Watermelons – All About Watermelons

Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus, family Cucurbitaceae) is a vine-like flowering plant and loosely considered a melon.  It has a smooth hard exterior with a juicy sweet interior flesh.  This melon is … Continued

West Coast Clam Chowder History

West Coast Clam Chowder History

  History of West Coast Clam Chowder: West Coast Clam Chowder (California, Oregon and Washington), milk or cream is the key to outstanding clam chowder.  The debate among cooks is … Continued

Shoofly Pie

Wet Bottom Shoofly Pie Recipe

 Amish Pie Recipe The origin of the name Shoofly pie and Wet-Bottom Shoofly Pie Pie has been debated for years and will probably never ultimately be solved.  The most logical … Continued

Whoopie Pie

Whoopie Pie History and Recipes

Whoopie pies are considered a New England phenomenon and a Pennsylvania Amish tradition.  They have also been known as a “gobs” in Western Pennsylvania (see Gob History below). They are … Continued

Wild Rice Burger

Wild Rice Burger Recipe

This meat-free Wild Rice Burger is a wonderful healthy alternative to beef in a hamburger.  Wild rice is a very healthy grain and makes a substantial base for a vegetarian … Continued