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Greek baklava cut in diamonds, baked in pan

Greek Baklava

Classic baklava recipe, the traditional Greek pastry made with ground nuts, layers of phyllo and drizzled with honey syrup. I’ve had baklava now and then over the years, sometimes good, sometimes not so much.  In other words, not a huge fan, just kind of neutral.  But if you’ve ever had really good baklava, it’s a …

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Buckeyes on serving plate

Classic Buckeyes

Classic Buckeyes recipe for peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate, a popular treat in the midwest, especially Ohio, and must-have on the holiday dessert table. I had my first buckeye years ago in Ohio, when I married into family from Dayton.  On the buffet at the holidays when we were visiting one year were a …

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Slice of pie on serving knife.

Peach Pie

Homemade peach pie made with seasonal, fresh peaches and a perfectly flaky, crispy crust made with lard and butter.  This is the quintessential summer fruit pie!

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