We were born and raised in Pennsylvania. 

Many who spend a good amount of time in one state the majority of their life, don’t realize that the foods they know and love may not be known outside of our area.  I found this to be true as early as college, when we had a debate on what we all called some of the same foods.  I believe it all started with the Soda vs Pop Debate.  

Here are some of the foods we grew up with that we want to share with you.

Hot Bologna: A Coal Region, Pennsylvania Delight

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Hot and Spicy Pickled Bologna... Hot Bologna is a favorite snack of mine. Much like Halushki and Halupki, you cannot usually find it outside of the area I grew up in, the "Coal Region" of Pennysylvania. The Coal Region is a particular area where coal mining was the main source of…

Bleenies, aka Potato Pancakes

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Bleenies, Kartoffelpuffer, Latka, Boxty... Much like Halupki and Halushki, Bleenies are commonplace in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, but a term not as well known outside of the area. A quick google search will show you exactly what you need to find. Bleenies we called them in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania where I grew up, that’s what…

Fluff Screamer

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Fluff Screamer - Inspired by Tony's Lunch of Girardville, PA What's a "Screamer?" What's "Fluff?" What's a "Fluff Screamer"?? Depending on where you're from you may be asking those questions (and more as you read on), but if if you're from Schuylkill County, PA, you know exactly what I'm referring to.…


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Halushki: Cabbage and Noodles I grew up with Halushki. In fact, it's the first thing I learned how to make on my own. I didn't know that it wasn't something everyone was familiar with until I went away to college. Halushki we called it in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania where I grew…

Halupki – Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

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Halupki, Gołąbki, Голубці, Kohlrouladen.... Halupki, like Halushki, is a dish that I grew up with, not realizing it was not as common everywhere else. This is a popular dish in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania that you will find at many parties, picnics, weddings, fundraisers, and especially at home around the holidays. Looking…