It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, folks! My favorite time of the year is finally here. Pretty lights, countdown calendars, amazing smells (tree, candles, spices...) and baking. So much baking. For my first Retro recipe of the month, I wanted to try something I've never made before (I'm not even sure I've even… Continue reading Retro Cooking: 1968 Dublin Fruit Cake
Earlier this fall, my maternal grandmother, affectionally known as Mamie, passed away. Since I couldn't make it back home for the funeral, my mom and I decided we would pay tribute to her during my parents' Thanksgiving visit by making her famous "six-pâtes" (a layered meat pie). I have so many childhood memories of visiting… Continue reading A Tribute To My Grandma Through Layered Meat Pie
I love the holiday season. It's magical, colorful, full of traditions and, best of all, full of good food. This year was interesting as we spent our first Christmas at home, without visiting our families since we moved a bit too far to make it work (at least for this year). Since I knew it wouldn't… Continue reading ‘Tis The Season for Baking!
On Christmas Eve, my husband wished he wore ear plugs. Let me explain... To follow the Quebec tradition, we opened our gifts before going to bed on December 24. After letting me open a trio of cozy socks, a funny book and 2 amazing kinds of chocolate, I thought I was done and I was… Continue reading My Kitchen Dream Come True!