This is a website of the recipes from our family:

  • Paternal grandfather’s family: Hoyt
  • Paternal grandmother’s family: Tapley
  • Maternal grandfather’s family: Grave
  • Maternal grandmother’s family: Solokian


  • Rose Burgers

    The recipe for Rose burgers comes from my armenian great-grandmother, Rose Solokian, who escaped the Armenian genocide in the early 1900’s and found her way to USA. We also more commonly call these Nama burgers because nama is what our family traditionally calls our grandmother, though I’m not quite sure if this was a regional word for the Solokians or if it slipped into our family vernacular because of the travels of our Armenian ancestors.

    Mixing Patties Patties
  • Pumpkin Pie

    The pumpkin pie is a favorite holiday dessert for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    The finished product After eating some
  • Eggnog Cheesecake

    The eggnog cheesecake is a typical Christmas dessert in our family.

    The eggnog cheesecake mixing bowl The eggnog cheeseake in the oven
  • Bacon Cheddar Dip

    The bacon cheddar dip is a recipe from our cousin’s mother-in-law from the early 00’s that we just got around to making for the first time in 2021. It was great with Fritos and Tostitos.

    Before Mixing Before Mixing
  • Thumbprint Cookies

    In the pan The display
  • Lemon Loaf


  • Devil Dogs

    The mix The display
  • Tapley Christmas Candies

    A chocolate-covered cherry gooey candy.

    Melting the chocolate Preparation The display
  • Boozy Bourbon Balls

    Boozy bourbon balls are a chocolaty, alcoholic wafer ball that’s delicious when it’s stale (Mom says “gets better with age”).

    The mix Preparation The display

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