Random Meals, Recipes, Travel

Quebec Part 3: Cooking in My Childhood Kitchen

One of the fun part about going home this time, was spending more time at home and getting to cook a little, rather than only eating out. While we made a lot of meals at my parents' home, there are a few that were particularly meaningful. Of course, all this was especially fun  too as I… Continue reading Quebec Part 3: Cooking in My Childhood Kitchen

Foodie Adventures, Travel, Trying New Food

Quebec Part 2: Tasting Mystery Snacks with My Family

Before I traveled to Quebec, I stopped by Buford Highway Farmer's Market to look for interesting snacks and sweet treats to try out with my family. When I was growing up, I wasn't very adventurous. We had our classics and favorites and generally stuck to them. That's why I thought it would be interesting to… Continue reading Quebec Part 2: Tasting Mystery Snacks with My Family

Recipes, Retro Cooking

Retro Cooking: 1971 Six Layer Bars

A little while back, I found a cookbook from 1971 titled An Exciting New World of Microwave Cooking, published by Litton. The cover photo was slightly repulsive to me as I have a tough time agreeing with the idea of cooking meat in the microwave oven. Nevertheless, I was hooked and had to take the cookbook… Continue reading Retro Cooking: 1971 Six Layer Bars

Recipes

An Almond-Loaded Princess Cake

This March, my husband and I are celebrating our 9th anniversary. Our wedding was nothing but traditional, yet we have a very strong tradition we follow each year to celebrate another happy year together. For our wedding, we had ordered a Princess Cake from Albermarle Baking Co. in Charlottesville VA. Every year, we would buy… Continue reading An Almond-Loaded Princess Cake