Saturday, November 7, 2009


Often I hear people talking about their love of a song or some music because it is tied to a certain memory. I have that with food. Take this staple Fudge Shoppe cookie from the Keebler Elves. Frankly, it is nothing spectacular. Basic Chocolate. Basic Cookie. But I LOVE them. I spent a lot of time with my Grandparents on my father's side while growing up. My Grandpa often ate these morsels and washed it down with a Pepsi. To this day, few things are as satisfying as this silly combination. Funny how these things don't often transfer.

My wife's family goes on and on about this family tradition they have of these little fried potato dough chunks called Knefles. They have a flavor akin to a potato pierogie but are much starchier. It is one of the few foods that actually has the feeling of rocks settling in my stomach.


  1. They're also great as the basis of seasonal treats -- for example choclate marshmallow Pilgrim's hats

  2. i make witches hats with them on halloween -- just turn upside down and "glue" a hershey's kiss on with orange frosting. yum!