Thomas Jefferson’s Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Statesman, politician, writer and gourmand are just a few words to describe Thomas Jefferson. The dinners created and served at Monticello were a re-imagining of several fantastic delicacies that Jefferson encountered while abroad. It is assumed that Jefferson first encountered … Continue reading

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Candied Orange Peels

Growing up I hated sweet potatoes and I especially hated the candied sweet potatoes that were served every Thanksgiving. Recently, I ¬†have become a sweet potato convert due to amazingly addictive sweet potato chips that I ate a restaurant. With … Continue reading

Ham Balls: A Pennsylvania Dutch Delicacy

My husband is from Lancaster PA, right in the heart of ¬†Pennsylvania Dutch country. One of the delicacies of this generally bland cuisine is ham balls. I tasted my first ham ball about a month ago at my mother-in-laws 60th … Continue reading