The Best Peanut Butter Cookies

The Best Peanut Butter Cookies

Makes 24 Cookies

The inspiration for this recipe comes from my Grammy Carl—she was the queen of homemade cookies. They are so good! For a little something extra special, I put a dollop of jelly in the center after baking. While the cookies are still hot, I

Columbia County Fair Pie Contest – Judged by ME!!!


Looking for a perfect way to end your summer in The Hudson Valley? Don’t miss the Columbia County Fair! This year they are celebrating 175 years of festivities with rides galore, exhibitions, and competitions. Most importantly, The Bounty Cooking Contest ..

Farmhouse Rules …. Season 3!!!!!

Hello everyone! I am SO excited to share some big news … Yesterday I got the call from my Producer at Food Network that Season 3 of Farmhouse Rules has been given the GREEN LIGHT!! I am so full of great ideas to share and summer produce is just unbelievable

The Perfect “Leftovers” Sandwich













Wondering what to do with last night’s leftover roasted chicken?

Slice it up and put it on some savory herb bread with pesto sauce. (Use basil and mayo if you don’t have pesto).

Add a fresh, crisp Boston bib lettuce leaf and a thin slice

Blueberry Pie


This is a simple, foolproof recipe using Pillsbury pre-made pastry. Line the pie plate, put all the ingredients in and follow the recipe. It’s delicious.

6 cups of blueberries fresh or frozen
3 tablespoons flour
3/4 cup of white sugar
Juice of one lemon
1 teaspoon lemon zest

Beef Stew with Fall Flavor


lbs cubed sirloin beef
Mix 2 cups of flour with 1 Tbsp salt and 1/2 Tbsp pepper to dredge meat

Heat a cast iron skillet or Dutch oven. Heat 3 tablespoons of oil and 3 tablespoons of butter (add more if needed). Pat the meat dry with