Chex snack mix

Party Mix

Some people have Chex Mix. But our family? We have party mix. There's butter involved.



Originally from Cornwall, then brought to the UP of Michigan before migrating south to my stomach in Wisconsin.

Spritz cookies

Pat's Never-Fail Spritz Cookies

These are another family classic cookie, from my Great Aunt Pat. Despite claiming to be "never-fail," I've still managed to mess them up at least once, since I had a version of the recipe with a list of ingredients and no instructions.



This is the secret family pizza recipe. (Sssshh! Don't tell anyone.)

Potato pancakes

Potato Pancakes

Fried starch - what's not to like? Best served with butter on top and a side of kielbasa.

Pumpkin cream cheese muffins

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

If you don't put frosting on it, it's considered a muffin and not a cupcake. Which makes it an acceptable breakfast food.

Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

This takes awhile to make, but it make a huge quantity of tasty, flavourful food.

Sausage spinach loaf

Sausage Spinach Loaf

This was the only way my parents ever got me to eat spinach as a kid. I think it's still the only way I eat spinach: surrounded by sausage and smothered in cheese.



I've heard tell that if a British person shouts at the sky for scones, they will fall like manna from the heavens. I'm not sure what the secret is, because I've only seen rain falling from the sky in Britain. Lots and lots of rain.