Rochester Garbage Plates


No trip to Rochester, New York is complete without a Rochester Garbage Plate. These plates and their variations are offered at most fast food places in the area. The original from Nick Tahou’s is THE plate but this one from Charlie’s Restaurant (click for link to website) was perfection in my eyes. My son had…

A Relaxing Steak Dinner


I was getting tired from working all the time and looked forward to dinner each night with my family. My son decided he wanted to stay in the hotel room and rest after touring Niagara University all day. This was his first college tour and interview. He liked the campus and the people on campus…

A Foodie on Vacation


Spring break. So, we headed out to Rochester, NY for Spring Break. The plan was I would work as much as possible in six days for the tax place I work for and my family would visit colleges, family, and friends while I worked. This was our first day in Rochester. Some Spring Break. Working,…

Country Sweet Chicken and Pasta


When I was back home in Rochester, NY for the conference two weeks ago I had a grocery list of items to bring back to my family. This was one of them. Country Sweet Sauce is a Rochester item. You put it over chicken wings, chicken, pasta, whatever you want. It reminds me almost of…

So, My Ambition was More Than My Will


I had intended on blogging every day while I was at the conference in Rochester, NY. I forget how tiring conferences are. I think all I am doing is sitting and taking notes all day so I will have tons of time and information. What I forgot was that you are up at 6:30-7:00 am…

Off Again!!


Believe it or not I am off again. I am headed to a conference in Rochester, NY (home!) for a week. I am so excited! So, while I will probably be posting sporadically it may not be my usual content. More pictures of food I am eating and hopefully lots of things I am learning…

On the Road Again, IV


After a wonderful visit in Boston we started the trek home. Along the way we stopped to visit college friends we haven’t seen in a few years. It is always great to reconnect with everyone. These poor people had to listen to all our stories as they were the first people we had really talked…

Slow Cooker Rochester “Garbage Plate” Meat Sauce


There is usually a story about our meal or picture each night and that is true of this meal. We had a new friend over for dinner the other night and I struggled about what to make for dinner. I finally settled on making a dish from Rochester, New York, that would best represent us….

Rochester Style Garbage Plate with Meat Sauce


We are going back “home” for a visit soon but we are still missing Rochester.  On our last trip back I picked up 3 lbs. of Hoffman Hot Dogs.  Now Zweigle’s are the hotdog of choice in Rochester, NY but we prefer Hoffman’s.  I can say that now that we moved away without everyone looking…