Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What Bite Takes You Home- #TheHundredFootJourney Meatloaf & Whoopie Pies

“What Bite Takes You Home”

Cheryl Giardi

Mary’s Meatloaf

A recipe handed down from an unknown source but my Mom “Mary” has mastered this “take me home” meal.  The “sauce” is what distinguishes this dish!
1 ½ lbs. hamburger
½ cup pf breadcrumbs
1 TBSP instant onion
1 egg beaten
1 ½ teaspoons salt and pepper
2 – 8 ounce cans of tomato sauce
½ cup water
3 TBSP vinegar (apple cider)
3 TBSP brown sugar
2 TBSP Mustard
2 TBSP Worstershire sauce

Mix beef, breadcrumbs, onion, egg, salt and pepper, and ½ can on tomato sauce together in a large bowl. Mix and form into meatloaf shape.  We line pans with foil.
Take the rest of the ingredients and mix together.  Pour half on top of the formed meatloaf. 
Meatloaf goes into the oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Throughout cooking take large spoon and continue to spoon on the “sauce” you created to keep the meatloaf moist. 
When done, set aside for 15 minutes.  Serve with the remaining “sauce”.

Nana “Dot’s” Whoopie Pies

Yes, it’s true you can buy them anywhere these days but these are the REAL DEAL!  My Nana “Dot” made these for every family event.  Even following this recipe, to date no family member has been able to duplicate her delicious treats!  It seems a little vague so maybe that is why!  But.. we will continue to try!

½ cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs yolks
1 cup milk
5 TBSP cocoa
2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Drop by teaspoon on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees until they look set.
The filling:
2 egg whites
2 cups of confectionary sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup shortening
Mix until smooth.

Make you whoopee pies!


  1. Whoopee Pies look amazeballs, would love to try this!

  2. Oh my gosh! I love the pictures of the actual original recipes! And nothing says comfort food just like mama made like meat loaf