Recipes, Retro Cooking

Retro Cooking: 1940’s Maple Dumplings

This year, for Quebec National Day, I wanted to try making an old-school Quebec dessert that I had never tried but always intrigued me. In French, it is called "Grands-pères dans le sirop" which translates to "Grandpas in syrup". Basically, it is dough poached in maple syrup. Now, I bet you are wondering about the… Continue reading Retro Cooking: 1940’s Maple Dumplings

Recipes, Retro Cooking

Retro Cooking Revisited: 1960’s Strawberry Bavarian Pie

This isn't my first Valentine's Day post. As I'm discussed before (here, here and here), since childhood, it has always been a fun occasion to remind people I care about them, share a home-cooked meal and spend quality time together. I'm not into the commercialized version, with fancy restaurant meals and expensive gifts (but I'd… Continue reading Retro Cooking Revisited: 1960’s Strawberry Bavarian Pie

Recipes, Retro Cooking

Retro Cooking Revisited: 50’s Shrimp Salad

In 2017, I started a new blog series called Retro Cooking. I would look for recipes in vintage cookbooks (1970's and older) and give them a try. Some were definitely more successful than others. Almost two years and over 20 recipes later, I decided to revisit the recipes I tried and see if I could… Continue reading Retro Cooking Revisited: 50’s Shrimp Salad

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Simple Ways to Help the Planet, and Save Some Money

Last time I went to Quebec, I was pleasantly surprised to see how serious people were about recycling and avoiding unnecessary waste. While it was always something I found important, our apartment complex in Atlanta didn't have any recycling options, and that was pretty much enough for me to not even think about changing my… Continue reading Simple Ways to Help the Planet, and Save Some Money