Recipes

My Thanksgiving Pilgrim Pie

For the last few years, my husband and I have enjoyed low-key Thanksgiving meals, usually just between the two of us (and the kitties). Every year, I try to come up with a new twist on the traditional meal, keeping some of our favorite elements, while also lightening the meal a bit. 2014: Orange-glazed roasted… Continue reading My Thanksgiving Pilgrim Pie

Trying New Food

My Pumpkin Spice Addiction – 2017 Edition

Fall and winter are my favorite time of year due to the many fun events happening. It all starts with Halloween, pumpkins and costumes. Thankfully, as a US resident, I get to stretch my pumpkin obsession all the way to Thanksgiving. Every year, I try to gather as many pumpkin / pumpkin spice products as I… Continue reading My Pumpkin Spice Addiction – 2017 Edition

Retro Cooking

Retro Cooking: 1980’s Halloween Jell-O Salad

Halloween seemed like the perfect occasion to try my grossest vintage recipe to date. While none of the cookbooks I owned had any Halloween recipes, I did a little Googling and found a few. Most of them were pretty tame, mostly a lot of cakes decorated like a pumpkin. Nothing too crazy, especially since I… Continue reading Retro Cooking: 1980’s Halloween Jell-O Salad

Foodie Adventures, Recipes

Apple Picking Fun and Consequent Maple Apple Butter

Every fall, I look forward to visiting an apple orchard. Since we moved to Georgia, apple picking traditions have changed a bit. For example, wearing my favorite scarf isn't the best idea when the temperature gets up to the 90's during peak apple picking hours. Two years ago, a couple of friends and I visited… Continue reading Apple Picking Fun and Consequent Maple Apple Butter