Girls’ Weekend at the Lake

Two weeks ago, after months of planning in advance, five of my greatest friends and I reunited in Port Clinton at my parents’ cottage for a weekend of running through Cedar Point, staying up late, catching up, and laughing so hard I was sure I had just completed an intense ab workout. Jamie, Angie, Katie,…

A Tribute to Chocolate

In retrospect, I should have posted this yesterday… on Fat Tuesday. Oh well. Today kicks off the lenten season for several Christians across the world. Some people, especially Catholics, abstain from certain items of luxury during this time in order to reflect and refocus. My mom grew up Catholic and jokes that she would eagerly…

Top 11 Recipes from 2011

2011 was a good year. I finished school, started my career, and got to witness the birth of my beautiful baby nephew, Jack.  I also decided to start this food blog back in July.  I’ve had a lot of fun making new things in the kitchen and writing about some of my most treasured recipes…

A Little Change

Hey everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I know we sure did. I’ve decided to make a slight change to my blog. I am going to start including a wider variety of recipes, so I decided to change the name from Lolly’s Sweet Treats to Lolly’s Sweet and Savory Treats. Everything will…

Food Memory Friday: Amish Peanut Butter

I grew up in the heart of Amish country in northeastern Ohio. When I tell people this after they ask me where I’m from, I usually get the question, “are you Amish?” The answer- no, I’m not.  In fact, my parents moved into the area almost 30 years ago after they graduated dental school and…

How to Peel Tomatoes in a Snap!

1) Start with a massive pile of tomatoes. 2.) With a paring knife, slit a superficial cross into the vine end of the tomato. (You can also cut off the top of the tomato if you prefer that method instead). 3.) With a slotted spoon or ladle, carefully place 5-6 tomatoes in a boiling water…

Cooking with Jess

While I was creating this blog, I was thinking of ways I could “sass it up” and incorporate more of my wonderful friends and family into it. One of my very close friends, Jessica, is an excellent baker and cook. She is a superstar with fondant icing and she was notorious for bringing my PT…