10/07/2019 – Butternut Snowballs
Episode 96: Butter Nut Snowballs, a classic cookie, possibly the universal holiday/wedding cookie. It’s known by many names, and melt in your mouth delicious! This is my family’s recipe for this truly quintessential cookie.
Recipes: Butternut Snowballs
09/22/2019 – Smokin’ Part 2: Pork Loin
Episode 95: Smoking Part Deux: On this episode we talk about basic pork loin smoking, and then we up the ante with a Maple Bacon Pork Loin recipe. AND we share a recipe for homemade Dale’s Sauce!
Recipes: Smoked Pork Loin, Dale’s Sauce, Maple Bacon Smoked Pork Loin
09/08/2019 – City Chicken
Episode 94: City Chicken-an oldie AND a goodie! This classic rust belt dish is sure to bring back memories! And if you never had it, you need to try it!
Recipes: City Chicken
08/25/2019 – Southwest Calico Bean Salad
Episode 93: Southwest Calico Bean Salad-Sorry, we didn’t come up with a better name! This colorful and tasty dish can be an appetizer, main dish, or a side dish, and the homemade dressing is out of this world!
Recipes: Southwest Calico Bean Salad
08/11/2019 – Stovetop Low Country Boil
Episode 92: Are you missing that Low Country Boil you had on vacation? Don’t worry, we have a stovetop version for you to try at home that will remind you of the sea islands on the coast of the Southeastern United States and the wonderful Gullah Geechee people who created these delicious dishes.
Recipes: Stovetop Low Country Boil
07/28/2019 – Salted Caramel Butter Bars
Episode 91: Salted Or Not Caramel Butter Bars – A very different bar cookie recipe and they’re Simple, Quick, Delicious! #MaryMacSays
Recipes: Salted Caramel Butter Bars
07/15/2019 – Smokin’ Part 1: Chicken
Episode 90: Smokin’! Chapter 1 Chicken! In this episode we talk about smoking chicken and give you our brine recipe because we’re kind and generous folks and we share!
Recipes: Smoked Chicken
06/16/2019 – Sock It To Me Bundt Cake
Episode 89: Another blast from the past! We give you the Sock-It-To-Me Cake! This is a good quick and easy bundt cake that I dressed up with something new, Reese’s Pieces Baking Cups And Pieces! A Chocolate Ganache drizzle holds it all together. Enjoy!
Recipes: Sock It To Me Bundt Cake
06/02/2019 – Crockpot Beef Burritos
Episode 88: Crockpot Beef Burritos – Another great slow cooker recipe, great for a crowd. Perfectly seasoned beef is the star in this recipe. We like it in burrito bowls too!
Recipes: Crockpot Beef Burritos
05/19/2019 – Things You Can Do With Pierogi
Episode 87: Looking for a quick meal idea? How about our One Pan Pierogi Dinner? Full of Italian link sausage, peppers, onions, spinach or any other vegetables you like and your favorite pierogi. Listen and give it a try!
Recipes: One Pan Pierogi Dinner
05/05/2019 – Peanut Butter Pie
Episode 86: Peanut Butter Pie! This pie has an interesting crust AND a delicious chocolate ganache topping for a winning combination of flavors and textures.
Recipes: Peanut Butter Pie Filling, Oatmeal Pie Crust
04/22/2019 – Devonshire Sandwich
Episode 85: Presenting The Devonshire Sandwich! A little known (now) but much loved (way back when) hot sandwich. Try this delicious recipe, we’re sure you’ll like it!
Recipes: Devonshire Sandwich
04/08/2019 – Falagones With Rachel And Portia
Episode 84: In this episode we find out everything there is to know about Falagones, a traditional Italian food made and eaten over the Easter weekend. They’re oddly specific to the McKees Rocks/ Stowe Township area just outside of the city of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, and to a few small areas in Italy. We hope you enjoy this lesson in food history, tradition and celebration.
03/24/2019 – Apple Cider Donut Bundt Cake
Episode 83: The third in our bundt cake series is the Apple Cider Donut Bundt Cake. This cake certainly lives up to its name! A great cake for any season or reason, enjoy!
Recipes: Apple Cider Donut Bundt Cake
03/10/2019 – Lasagna
Episode 82: Lasagna! On this episode of In The Kitchen with Mary Mac we take our Ricotta Cheese episode, add our Sauce episode, layer with noodles in a big dish and bring you our Lasagna Episode!
02/24/2019 – Save Money By Making Your Own Yogurt
Episode 81: Save Money By Making Your Own Yogurt? Well, maybe a little, but this thick, creamy yogurt has no thickeners! It’s just milk, yogurt culture and time! Great flavor, better quality, and you made it yourself! Listen and learn how to Make Yogurt with Mary Mac. Enjoy!
Recipes: Yogurt, Greek Yogurt
02/10/2019 – Roast with Apples & Sauerkraut
Episode 80: Crock Pot Deer (Venison) or Pork Roast with Sauerkraut, Apples, Onions and Brown Sugar. This is a hearty meal for these cold winter days. Easy to prepare and it cooks all day while you’re doing other more important things! Enjoy!
Recipes: Roast with Apples & Sauerkraut, Smashed Redskin Potatoes
01/27/2019 – The Real Crazy Cake
Episode 79: Wacky, Crazy, No No, Mix-in-a-Pan…whatever it’s known by, this really is a real crazy cake recipe!
Recipes: Crazy Cake, Chocolate Frosting
01/13/2019 – Mary Mac Spaghetti Sauce
Episode 78: Sauce! In this episode I tell you how to make a good pasta sauce using tomato puree and a few spices and seasonings. Enjoy!
Recipes: Spaghetti Sauce
12/31/2018 – New Year’s Pretzel
Episode 77: Happy New Years Pretzel! A German/Western Pennsylvania/Eastern Ohio Tradition! Here’s a little history and a recipe for you to try.
Recipes: New Year’s Pretzel
12/17/2018 – Save Money By Making Your Own Ricotta
Episode 76: In this episode we tell you how to save money by making your own Ricotta Cheese and you will be amazed at how easy it is!
12/02/2018 – Shrimp Rolls
Episode 75: Shrimp Roll – Shrimp Salad is one of the most fantastic travel discoveries I’ve made. It’s incredibly easy and incredibly delicious!
Recipes: Shrimp Rolls
11/20/2018 – Sweet Potato Sides
Episode 74: More sides! This episode we bring you Sweet Potato Heaven! Two delicious side dishes for you to try just in time for Thanksgiving!
Recipes: Sweet Potato Casserole, Sweet Potato Cobbler
11/08/2018 – Chipped!
Episode 73: Chipped! In this episode we make the original Isaly’s Chipped Ham Barbecue Sandwich! Yinz guys will love it!
Recipes: Isaly’s Chipped Ham Barbecue
10/23/2018 – Brazilian Orange Cake
Episode 72: Brazilian Orange Cake! Fun to make, excellent orange flavor, and…it’s a bundt! The second in our bundt series, this cake is simple to make and has a rich orange flavor.
Recipes: Brazilian Orange Cake, Orange Glaze
09/2018 – Pepper Relish
Episode 71: Pepper Relish! I put that #*$& on everything! This episode we walk through the evolution of our family’s Giardiniera recipe from a pickled salad to pepper rings, and finally to pepper relish.
Recipes: Giardiniera, Pepper Rings, Pepper Relish
09/23/2018 – Dried Cherry Pecan Brie en Croute
Episode 70: Brie en Croute – A delicious and fabulous treat! Excellent for any occasion or none at all! Pairs well with a nice Pinot Noir, treat yourself and enjoy!
Recipes: Dried Cherry Pecan Brie en Croute
09/10/2018 – Tunnel of Fudge Cake
Episode 69: The Tunnel of Fudge Cake! This classic bundt cake is simple and delicious and it does form a tunnel of fudge in the middle of the cake! Enjoy!
Recipes: Tunnel of Fudge Cake, Drizzle Icing
08/27/2018 – Créme & Crema
Episode 68: 101 Uses For Créme Fraîche! In this episode, we make Créme Fraîche AND Crema, which is a Mexican version with fresh lime juice and kosher salt added. Then, we make things! This episode took months of delicious research, we hope you like it!
Recipes: Créme Fraîche, Crema, Mexican Street Corn, Strawberry Ice Cream, Rhubarb Cream Cake
08/12/2018 – Refrigerator Pickles
Episode 67: Refrigerator Dill Pickles: tangy, spicy, easy, and ready to devour in 3 days! Any way you slice them (and you can slice them any way), one of the best pickle recipes I’ve made or tasted. Enjoy! #MaryMacSays
Recipes: Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles, Bread & Butter Refrigerator Pickles
07/29/2018 – Carrot Hot Dogs
Episode 66: This week, Vegan Carrot Hot Dogs! No, wait, come back! They’re super weird but we promise they’re actually good. Trust us!
Recipes: Carrot Hot Dogs
07/14/2018 – Rendered Butter
Episode 65: Patience pays off when making Rendered or Clarified Butter, also known as Ghee. A versatile tool in your cooking tool box. We hope you enjoy this episode of In The Kitchen With Mary Mac!
Recipes: Rendered Butter
07/02/2018 – We All Scream for Ice Cream
Episode 64: I scream, you scream, we all scream for Mary Mac’s Homemade Ice Cream! On this episode of In The Kitchen With Mary Mac, I’ve got several ice cream recipes, one has been handed down in our family for generations. Then there’s a modern version of the same and I add a dairy free/vegan recipe you can make with or without an ice cream freezer! Enjoy!
Recipes: Smith-Webster Olean NY Ice Cream, Chocolate Gelato, Chocolate Ice Cream
06/16/2018 – Mediterranean Delights
Episode 63: This week we share our recipes for a few of our favorite Mediterranean Treats! Kofta Balls, Tzatziki Sauce, and more, from the beautiful Melting Pot that is Western PA!
Recipes: Kofta (Lamb Balls), Syrian Bread, Hummus, Tzatziki Sauce, Garlic Sauce, Pepper Sauce
06/02/2018 – Sausage Patty Sandwiches
Episode 62: Tired of regular old burgers? try our sausage patty sandwiches instead! We’ll tell you how to roast peppers and potatoes easily too!
Recipes: Sausage Patty Sandwiches
05/20/2018 – Strawberry Pretzel Jello
Episode 61: Just in time for the summer picnic season it’s the Strawberry Pretzel Jello episode! Yes, Mary Mac FINALLY learned how to make jello (well, this one jello thing anyway). Strawberry Pretzel Jello is the sweetheart of Western Pennsylvania, and now the whole world can enjoy it too!
Recipes: Strawberry Pretzel Jello
05/05/2018 – Even More Soup For You
Episode 60: Start off May with some delicious soups! Perfect for Cinco de Mayo weekend, Mary Mac tells you how to make 2 more kinds of soup, a chicken tortilla soup and white bean chicken chili. Be sure to add them to your soup recipe collection!
Recipes: Chicken Tortilla Soup, White Bean Chicken Chili
04/21/2018 – Sourdough Starter
Episode 59: Special guest Jay Mac (@jayaitchmac on Instagram) joins us again to talk about how to make your own sourdough starter! Here are the links mentioned in the episode:
03/25/2018 – Side Dishes
Episode 58: Side Dishes! This week we give you recipes for several simple and delicious side dishes, family favorites from the Mac family to yours!
Recipes: Baked Pineapple, Creamed Peas and New Potatoes, Cucumber Salad, Pellegrino Tomato Salad, Country Coleslaw, Mashed Potatoes and Spinach
03/10/2018 – Brown Irish Soda Bread
Episode 57: After much research, we feel this Irish Soda Bread recipe is very close to what the original Irish Soda Bread would have been like. We hope you enjoy the podcast, try making the bread, and Happy St Patrick’s Day!
Recipes: Brown Irish Soda Bread
02/26/2018 – Ice Cream Cake
Episode 56: In this episode, we show you how to make your very own ice cream cake, similar to the ones you can get at “National Ice Cream Franchise.” Also, we give you a fantastic recipe for making your own hot fudge sauce.
Recipes: Ice Cream Cake
02/11/2018 – Stuffed Shrooms
Episode 55: In this episode, we talk about Stuffed Mushrooms. I could go for some right now!
Recipes: Stuffed Mushrooms, Stuffed Mushrooms 2
01/27/2018 – Bourbon Bacon Pecan Pie
Episode 54: Bourbon Bacon Pecan Pie. What else do you need to know? Just listen!
Recipes: Bourbon Bacon Pecan Pie
01/13/2018 – A Great Cookie
Episode 53: Looking for something to do today? Why not make these Great Cookies?
Recipes: Orange Craisin Oatmeal Cookies
01/08/2018 – 2nd Anniversary & Panettone
Episode 52: On this special 2nd anniversary show, I give you my panettone recipe! Panettone, which means “Luxury Bread,” is a traditional Italian Christmas treat, so you’ve got a good 11 months to practice! 🙂 CORRECTION: We have just noticed that an error has been made in this recipe! You need ONE cup of very warm water, not 1/4 cup! Everything else should be correct. Sorry for the confusion!
12/31/2017 – Tofu Stuffed Shells
Episode 51: This week, we did a little experiment with tofu as a substitute for ricotta cheese. This is the recipe we came up with. It’s delicious, dairy-free, and easy!
Recipes: Tofu Stuffed Shells
11/20/2017 – Harvest-Stuffed Pumpkin
Episode 50: Releasing a bit early in case you want to make this for Thanksgiving! Mary Mac teaches you how to make a very unique dish that works perfectly for an appetizer or dessert, a Harvest-Stuffed Pumpkin!
Recipes: Harvest-Stuffed Pumpkin
11/10/2017 – The Apple-Sode
Episode 49: Mary Mac presents the absolute easiest recipes ever: homemade applesauce and apple butter! Basically all you need is apples, and it’s a lovely treat to have over the cold winter months.
Recipes: Apple Sauce, Apple Butter
10/28/2017 – Piña Colada Cupcakes
Episode 48: Today, Anna Mac takes over and shares her newly invented recipe for Piña Colada Cupcakes! Accidentally almost dairy free, and would be super easy to make vegan as well. And of course they use Mary Mac’s white rum vanilla!
Recipes: Piña Colada Cupcakes
10/06/2017 – How To Save Money By Making Your Own Vanilla
Episode 47: At long last, the saga of How To Save Money By Making Your Own Vanilla is a podcast episode! Months in the making, Mary Mac tells you how she made her own vanilla and the different methods you can use. Some of our math might be incorrect, but it’s darn close!
09/16/2017 – Going Dutch
Episode 46: A Dutch baby in a Dutch oven? Worry not, it’s just a delicious, fluffy, eggy pancake thing that Mary Mac is going to teach you how to make! Absolutely perfect for camping, grills, or if your oven happens to be broken!
Recipes: Dutch Baby
08/31/2017 – Pickle Relish
Episode 45: In this episode, we tell you how to make your own Dill Pickle Relish. It’s simple and delicious!
Recipes: Pickle Relish
08/17/2017 – Preserving Peaches
Episode 44: Mary Mac teaches how to prepare and preserve peaches! Canning is made easy, but if it’s still intimidating you can always freeze the fruit instead, both work great!
Recipes: Canned Peaches
08/03/2017 – Mac n’ Cheese with John Anthony
Episode 43: Today, Mary Mac and special guest John Anthony of The Vindys discuss mac n’ cheese! Three different kinds, to be specific. Mary Mac and John talk about the pros and cons of each kind and Mary Mac shares the recipes for all three.
Recipes: Better Homes & Gardens Mac n’ Cheese, Mrs Wilkes Mac n’ Cheese, Double Cheese Mac n’ Cheese
07/20/2017 – The Pittsburgh Salad Episode
Episode 42: This week on the Mary Mac Bakehouse Podcast, we’re talking Pittsburgh Salads. What they are, where they came from, and how to make them. Also, we tell you about some farm markets in the area where you can get fresh vegetables to make your own Pittsburgh Salad. Thanks to Grateful Life Farm, Sperdute Farms, Tiny Seed Farm, Dillner Family Farm, and The Smoky City’s 412 BBQ
Recipes: Pittsburgh Salad, Oven Fries
07/07/2017 – The Cookbook Collection
Episode 41: This episode takes a walk through Mary Mac’s antique cookbook collection, stopping to examine some horrifying recipes. We also examine the origins of our cheeseball mix. A good time was had by all!
06/07/2017 – Punches I Have Known
Episode 40: What goes better with our summer series foods than a nice, cool drink? At the Mac household, we make punch for every occasion! In this episode, Mary Mac gives several different recipes for making awesome punches with not much effort, perfect for picnics, parties, or just because! Note: we actually do use those 1 gallon ice cream buckets for everything.
Recipes: 2-2-4-2 Punch, Watermelon Citrus Punch, Icy Holiday Punch, Polynesian Refresher
05/26/2017 – The Cake Show
Episode 39: New for the summer series, it’s the cake show! In this episode, Mary Mac gives up more of her baking secrets: 3 great cakes for picnics, parties, or just because! Enjoy! Thank you so much to two very funny shows, The Matt Light Show on TribLive Radio and Aaron Kleiber’s Grown Dad Business podcast, for promoting our mixes! And thanks once again to Paul Family Farms for the awesome syrup, this time with pecans!
Recipes: Pumped Up Box Cake, Rhubarb Upside Down Cake, Rhubarb Sauce, Maple Pecan Sandwich Cake, Snack Cake
05/04/2017 – A Weird Little Pie
Episode 38: On this week’s podcast, we share a very interesting pie recipe. You might call it…weird. But it’s delicious and extremely versatile, perfect for any summer event!
Recipes: Baked Cream Pie
04/20/2017 – A Good Redskin Potato Salad
Episode 37: This week we share a really good redskin potato recipe that Mary Mac has been making, tweaking, and adjusting for the past several years. She thinks it’s perfect, you’ll have to make it and be the judge yourself. We also introduce the newest member of our Pittsburgh Muffin Collection!
Recipes: Redskin Potato Salad
04/06/2017 – Hunting for Easter Bread
Episode 36: In this episode Mary Mac searches and finds the ‘right’ Easter Bread’ recipe in the strangest place…The Three Rivers Cookbook from 1974. On the way we discover variations on Easter Bread across Europe and the Mediterranean before settling in on the Ukrainian Paska recipe which we adapt to our Mary Mac White Bread mix. Enjoy!
Recipes: Easter Bread
03/16/2017 – Pancakes!
Episode 35: Time for a tried and true breakfast favorite, pancakes! Mary Mac shares her recipe that she got in high school home economics class so many years ago that still holds up (though the card is in pretty bad shape). And if you’re looking for the perfect topping for your pancakes, check out Paul Family Farms Syrup! Absolutely delicious, you can find them on facebook, twitter, instagram, and at www.paulfamilyfarms.com
Recipes: 1973 Jr High Home Ec Pancakes
03/01/2017 – Not A Strudel
Episode 34: Another great dessert that’s much easier to make that it looks! Mary Mac discusses how to make Not A Strudel, a dessert thing that’s not really a strudel and not really aa braid, but kind of like both of those things. Either way, it’s delicious and you should definitely try it!
Recipes: Not A Strudel
02/02/2017 – Rye Not Pumpernickel?
Episode 33: In this brief episode, Mary Mac tells us about one of her favorite appetizers for a party or picnic. Pumpernickel bread with spinach dip! You can carve it out so it looks fancy or just slice it, tasty either way!
Recipes: Rye Toast Crackers
01/19/2017 – More Soup For You!
Episode 32: New year, new soup! Mary Mac tells you all about how to make Vegetable Soup in this episode, and how to store it for later since it makes so much. She also discusses how to incorporate leftover vegetables and/or meat into the soup and the best way to dispose of the vegetable parts you don’t use. Whether you use fresh, canned, or frozen, this soup is sure to please!
Recipes: Vegetable Soup
01/05/2017 – One Year Anniversary!!!
Episode 31: It’s been a whole year since we started podcasting! To celebrate our first anniversary, Mary Mac has officially opened our online store (found at marymacpodcast.com). Mary Mac talks about the various mixes she has made and the inspiration for some of them. If you want an instructional food episode, be sure tune in in 2 weeks! Today’s episode is…well it’s a giant muffin commercial. Still, there’s plenty of fun to be had!
12/21/2016 – Classic Cut Out Cookies
Episode 30: Just in time for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and even Festivus, here’s Mary Mac’s classic cut out cookie recipe! They’re great for any occasion since you can find cookie cutters of nearly everything (what you can’t find, you can easily make by bending an existing one) and they are a perfect activity to do with your kids around the holidays. Enjoy the episode and Happy Holidays from the Macs!
Recipes: Cut Out Cookies, Cookie Icing
12/08/2016 – Holiday Brunch
Episode 29: It’s a tradition at the Mac house to have an enormous brunch on Christmas morning, then go into a carb coma. Mary Mac tells you how to make two Southern dishes that we have during the holidays, Sausage Gravy and Biscuits (pictured) and French Toast Casserole. These are good year-round, for any meal, but they’re especially nice when you have lots of people coming over because you can prep WAY ahead of time!
Recipes: French Toast Casserole, Sausage Gravy
12/01/2016 – LIVE Bread Lesson
Episode 28: Our first live podcast! Sorry for the recording quality, we did a Facebook live video so we weren’t using our usual microphone. If you’re interested in watching the video bread lesson, check out our Facebook page! Mary Mac teaches us all about how to make a good, plain ol’ white bread in loaves, sandwich buns, or dinner rolls.
Recipes: White Bread
11/10/2016 – THIS Is Italian Wedding Soup
Episode 27: For too long, non-Italians have been under the impression that Italian Wedding Soup is supposed to have tiny pasta. No more! We’re sorry to hurt your feelings, but you have been deceived on SO many levels by internet food bloggers who don’t know wedding soup from a can of spinach. Time for some tough love from Mary Mac, an actual (half) Italian!
Recipes: Italian Wedding Soup, Beans and Greens
10/19/2016 – Easy As Apple Pie
Episode 26: So sorry for the delay, we have been super busy the past few weeks! This episode is all about apple pie, including which apples are the best to use. This recipe is a simple, delicious apple pie that is sure to please!
Recipes: Apple Pie, Pie Crust and Crumble Top
09/21/2016 – Five Can Chili
Episode 25: Quite possibly the easiest recipe we’ve discussed so far, Mary Mac teaches us how to make Five Can Chili! Basically, you put the ingredients in a crockpot and then come back in 8 hours, voila! And nothing goes better with chili than cornbread, so she shares a cornbread recipe that she has modified for extra deliciousness.
Recipes: Five Can Chili, Mary Mac Corn Bread
09/05/2016 – Hunky Platter
Episode 24: Special guest Mary Lou Andruschenko joins Mary Mac to talk about the Hunky Platter, pierogi, haluski, and other Eastern European foods.
08/29/2016 – Full Irish Breakfast
Episode 23: Due to an overwhelming schedule this August, we weren’t able to post new episodes for the past two weeks. To make up for that, this week’s episode features a Full Irish Breakfast! A quite absurd amount of breakfast foods, all rolled into one podcast. Mary Mac goes through how to prepare each of the foods (basically you fry everything) and explains what exactly is a black pudding.
08/08/2016 – Chopped: Zucchini
Episode 22: Well, once again we are overwhelmed with zucchini at the Mac residence. Time for 3 more recipes to help you use up some zucchini without just leaving it on random porches! Mary Mac has a brand new appetizer, main course, and dessert for you to try out. We highly doubt it will be the last.
Recipes: Zucchini Appetizer, Zucchini Lasagna, Zucchini Apple Dabble Cake
07/25/2016 -Creeping Crust Cobbler
Episode 21: If you live in the midwest United States, chances are that it’s berry season! If not, don’t worry! This cobbler can be used for pretty much any kind of fruit, so feel free to experiment and let us know how it turns out. The hardest part of this recipe is not eating the whole cobbler yourself!
Recipes: Creeping Crust Cobbler
07/18/2016 – Zucchini Time!
Episode 20: Since it’s summer in the midwest, there will soon be a zucchini outbreak! There’s a few standards, but here are some new Mary Mac approved recipes for using up zucchinis and other squashes that take over your garden. Zucchini pasta, zucchini boats, zucchini rollatini, and even a zucchini chocolate cake!
Recipes: Zucchini Pasta, Zucchini Rollatini, Zucchini Chocolate Cake
07/11/2016 – Peach Blueberry Pie
Episode 19: Mary Mac shows you how to make a pie that tastes like summer: Peach Blueberry Pie! She discusses the different types of peaches and the best way to prepare them, as well as how to make a crumble top crust for the pie.
Recipes: Peach Blueberry Pie, Pie Crust and Crumble Top
07/04/2016 – Cool Refreshing Drinks
Episode 18: Mary Mac takes a break from baking to test out some drink recipes, along with special guest taste testers Jane Mac (@BoldlyJane) and Terry Mac. Be sure to try out these out for some relief from the summer heat!
Recipes: Pittsburgh Bellini, Purple Rain, Razzmatazz Lemonade, Berry Champagne Martini, Frozen Irish Coffee, 2-2-4-2 Punch
06/28/2016 – The Best Cupcakes Ever!
Episode 17: An extra long special episode with guest check Jane Mac (@BoldlyJane) teaching how to make some ridiculously delicious brown sugar cookie dough cupcakes! Mary Mac also talks about the Great Strawberry Jello Salad Debate episode of YaJagoff Podcast she was on.
Recipes: Brown Sugar Cookie Dough Cupcakes
06/14/2016 – Mop and Bop Burgers
Episode 16: Learn all about how to make two Mary Mac burger variations, except for what Mop and Bop stand for. We have no idea. Anyway, a Mop burger is a meatball burger and a Bop burger is basically that plus ground bacon! Try it out, if you like burgers you’ll love these!
Recipes: Mop Burgers, Bop Burgers
06/07/2016 – Strawberry Jam
Episode 15: Ever want to make your own jam? Mary Mac shows you a super easy (but still with a LOT of stirring) way to make delicious homemade strawberry jam. The only ingredients you need are berries and sugar! Also, we apologize for the background noise. It’s the Stanley Cup finals and the tv kept getting turned up.
Recipes: Strawberry Jam
05/30/2016 – A Trifle, A Fool, And A Tipsy Laird Walked Into A Bowl
Episode 14: In this episode, Mary Mac not only tells you how to make a trifle, she also explains the proper way to wash berries and the whole historical relevance of the trifle, a dessert which is a giant parfait. It’s the perfect summer dessert because it requires absolutely no baking, and therefore won’t heat up your whole house while making!
Recipes: Fresh Berry Trifle
05/25/2016 – Nobody Likes Rhubarb
Episode 13: Mary Mac gives not just one, but two recipes for rhubarb pie! There’s the usual one and the Italian style that is rhubarb in custard. Choose whichever one you prefer, and remember not to eat the leaves!
Recipes: Rhubarb Pie Filling, Rhubarb Custard Pie, Pie Crust and Crumble Top
05/18/2016 – Hot Italian Beef
Episode 12: In this super short episode, Mary Mac talks about how to make a delicious, easy dish that happens to have a slightly innuendo-y name: Hot Italian Beef!
Recipes: Crockpot Pulled Italian Beef
05/12/2016 – The French Toast Connection
Episode 11: Today Mary Mac talks about how to make excellent French Toast and tells the story of that one time she did a cooking demo at a farmer’s market.
Recipes: French Toast
05/03/2016 – House of Pies (Fresh Strawberry Pie & Toll House Pie)
Episode 10: In our tenth episode, we share some Pie Day Night recipes for fresh strawberry pie and toll house pie. Both are fairly quick and easy recipes for a delicious dessert that people will think took much more effort than it did.
Recipes: Strawberry Pie, Toll House Pie, Pat-in-the-Pan Pie Crust, Strawberry Glaze
04/26/2016 – Bridal Shower Gifts
Episode 9: We take a departure from food to talk about a bridal shower present idea that Mary Mac has been doing for years. If you like puns, you’ll love this episode! Featuring guest host Rachel Mac, who you may recognize as the anonymous taste tester from Episode 8
04/19/2016 – Strawberry Shortcake and Caramel Dip
Episode 8: A first day of trout season episode that has absolutely nothing to do with seafood! Instead, Mary Mac talks about how to take an ordinary dessert and pump it up to amazing with not that much effort. Also, Mary Mac is REALLY not a fan of cool whip, as you will hear.
Recipes: Strawberry Shortcake, Caramel Dip, Pumped Up Box Cake
04/11/2016 – Scotch Eggs
Episode 7: In a brief episode, we discuss making Scotch Eggs, a wonderful treat that is probably the second least healthy thing ever, right after deep-fried butter!
Recipes: Scotch Eggs
03/26/2016 – Irish Potato Candy
Episode 6: We’re back from an unintentional hiatus with a brand new episode about making Irish Potato Candy! Mary Mac also talks about her store, Standing Chimney, whose 2016 schedule can be found on the Standing Chimney facebook page. The week of recording, we took cookies down to Pittsburgh for a fundraiser at a whiskey distillery, so we discuss that as well.
Recipes: Irish Potato Candy
02/16/2016 – Cinnamon Rolls and CAH
Episode 5: The Macs test out different variations of cinnamon rolls and Mary Mac’s variation of Cards Against Humanity
Recipes: Cinnamon Rolls, Garlic Butter Rolls, Mini Pepperoni Rolls
02/01/2016 – Extra Large Pizza and CAH
Episode 4: Sorry for the delay, it was because this week’s episode is a double episode! Mary Mac and Anna Mac are joined by a guest home from college for the weekend, Jane Mac (@boldlyjane). We make pizzas and play Cards Against Humanity in this extra large installment of the podcast!
Recipes: Reuben Pizza on Rye, Pizza Supreme, Meat Lover’s Pizza
01/24/2016 – I’d Tell You My Recipe But Then I’d Have To Kill You
Episode 3: In this episode, Mary goes over the basics of how to make a good chocolate chip cookie. She doesn’t reveal her own recipe though, that’s top secret!
01/16/2016 – Mary Mac: Origins
Episode 2: We finally learn the mysterious origins of Mary Mac Bakehouse, how she started baking bread, and how she turned it into a small business. This episode is more interesting interview and less silly games, but funny stories abound.
01/07/2016 – Yinzer Muffins and CAH
Episode 1: Oat bran muffins, action figures, and Cards Against Humanity. What could be better? Featuring Mary Mac and Anna Mac, with special appearances by Rae and Dad (because they didn’t know we were recording)