Lori Rhinehart of Springettsbury Township slides a tray of cookies into a cooling rack Sunday while baking for the holidays at YorKitchen in Central Market with her friends. The group of friends baked several types of cookies amounting to more than 83 dozen. For more on holiday baking, turn to the Christmas Cookie Countdown, Page C1. (John A. Pavoncello — jpavoncello@yorkdispatch.com)

Uncle Bud is the only one who knows the whole recipe.

His niece, Jo Anthony, said she doesn't know how the Italian family would make 1,000 raviolis without him.

And Uncle Bud doesn't exactly have it all written down.

"It all depends how many you make. I have recipes for 70 or 700," said Bud Butera, an 88-year-old Spring Garden Township resident. "It's 12 pounds of sausage, 10 pounds of spinach, cheese, a little nutmeg, a little egg, you know."

Butera, Anthony and about 30 others recently used YorKitchen for one of their family traditions -- making ravioli for Thanksgiving. more...