Collection by Lori Brill


Rating: 4.5 stars 38
Potica (po-TEET-zah) is a wonderful bread from Slovenia with a sweet, nutty filling. Due to the spelling and pronunciation, it's very hard to find the recipe.

Joanna's Nut Roll

Rating: 5 stars 2
Homemade nut roll and poppy seed roll that is sweet and moist. These recipes have been passed down from my grandmothers to my mother who combined three into one recipe.

Slovak Nut Rolls

Rating: 4.5 stars 17
This is an old Slovak recipe. In Slovak it is called Roshky. The rolls are filled with lekvar, a thick, soft fruit spread. This is an all day project. This recipe will make 7 or 8 twelve inch loaves, or some dough may be reserved for lekvar squares.

Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 469
Rich chocolate surprise cupcakes with cream cheese and chocolate chip center. They are also known as black bottom cupcakes.

Black Bottom Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 870
Fudgy chocolate cupcakes with a gooey cream cheese chocolate chip center.

Black Bottom Cupcakes II

Rating: 4.5 stars 162
Made-from-scratch chocolate cupcakes with a great cream cheese surprise!

Mama's Ambrosia

Rating: 4.5 stars 112
A sweet concoction of mandarin oranges, fruit cocktail, coconut, marshmallows and crunchy walnuts is nestled in smooth sour cream in this favorite dessert salad.

Grandma's Apple Dumplings

Rating: 5 stars 207
This is a simple and delicious recipe for apples wrapped in dough with an orange vanilla sauce. Don't forget the ice cream!

Grandma's Blueberry Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 88
This is the best blueberry pie you will ever eat!

My Grandma's Shoofly Pie

Rating: 4 stars 125
A classic pie with an deliciously sweet molasses filling. Hard to resist!

Memaw's Pet Milk Pudding

Rating: 5 stars 16
This milk pudding recipe came from my mom's Memaw. Made with PET evaporated milk, it's only done right if cooked on the stovetop. I'll always remember her through her recipes more than her pictures. This recipe is great on cold nights, dressed up with cinnamon. A really great comfort food — I've seen and felt it work! I'm Southern and firmly believe in comfort foods.

Grandma Moyer's Rhubarb and Strawberry Coffee Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 25
This was my Grandma Moyer's recipe. It has been missing since at least the mid 80's. I found it stuck the middle of an old book I got after my mom passed away. Everyone in the family has been trying to recreate this delicious coffee cake for years. It is moist and very flavorful. I added the strawberries because I like it a little sweeter. Rhubarb is an ingredient that you don't see used very often any more, but those of us who do use it always love to find new ways to spread the love.