Amish Baked Apple Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal with Toasted Pecans

Baked oatmeal is a traditional, comforting Amish breakfast casserole served warm or at room temperature with copious amounts of cream or milk. Unlike regular oatmeal; made on the stove-top or microwave which has a porridge-like consistency, baked oatmeal is made in the oven and in many ways is similar to bread pudding. There are never-ending…

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Pick a Perfect Easter Pie: Crunchy Buttery Charleston Pecan

Pecan has always been a tremendous favorite of mine. I don’t need a holiday to make it, but Thanksgiving is when I find myself preparing it most. My go to recipe is one that I found many moons ago while dining at a, then popular, restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina called “Poogan’s Porch.” That night I…

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Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Glazed Spiced Raisin Apple Squares

I found this recipe in my mother’s old recipe box and revised it slightly, mostly so it could be understood. My mother came to the US, from northern Italy, in her late teens. While she was fluent in both languages, her American writing and spelling was a little lacking. Yet, her intermingled English and Italian…

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