Hot Bologna: A Coal Region, Pennsylvania Delight

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…

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Bleenies, aka Potato Pancakes

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…

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Fluff Screamer

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…

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Halushki

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…

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Halupki – Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

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.…

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