Nonna’s City Chicken

Fried chicken often gets all the credit as the best of the fried foods. However, one bite of this city chicken and you’re bound to agree that this Pittsburgh classic is just as good, if not even better. Using tender chunks of pork that are breaded, flash fried, and then baked to perfection- this vintage recipe is another one straight from Nonna’s Italian American kitchen.

three skewers of Nonna's fried city chicken on a white platter served with fresh herbs and honey mustard sauce for dipping

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Crockpot Rosemary & Olive Oil Bread

Haven’t baked bread from scratch before? Put your slow cooker to work, and whip up a loaf of this easy crockpot rosemary & olive oil bread. It’s simple, yet deeply flavorful. Crusty on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside- it’s perfect served with a simple schmear of butter or with seasoned dipping oils on the side.

a loaf of crockpot rosemary & olive oil bread shown sliced on a white platter with fresh herbs on the side

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Pigs In A Blanket

 A classic appetizer can easily be the center of any spread for small parties or larger game day style gatherings. Take things back to a simpler time, and whip up a batch of these savory pigs in a blanket for your next get together. Two ingredients, and you’re in business. Sometimes simple really is better!

classic pigs in a blanket piled high on a white rectangular serving platter with a bowl of ketchup for dipping

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Crispy Oven Baked Cheese Fries

French fries are one of our family’s favorite sides. Add a little bit of cheese to crisp oven roasted fries made from fresh potatoes? Well, that’s a recipe for down home, Southern style crispy oven baked cheese fries just like Grandma used to make. We’ve skipped the cast iron skillet and oil, and opted for a sheet pan and high heat, but kept all that melted cheese topping!

crispy oven baked cheese fries piled high on a white plate with parsley leaves for garnish and a bowl of ketchup in the background

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