Recipes

A Tribute To My Grandma Through Layered Meat Pie

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

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A Versatile Spinach Pizza Crust

I'm not sure that anyone loves pizza as much as my husband does. Two years ago, when we discovered how bad wheat/flour/carbs were making him feel, we quickly had to come up with a back up plan. Maybe he couldn't eat bread but no pizza? That wouldn't be possible. I found a few low carb… Continue reading A Versatile Spinach Pizza Crust

Retro Cooking

Retro Cooking: A Very Retro Thanksgiving Meal

Most holidays are a fun times to try retro recipes. Thanksgiving didn't disappoint. Since none of my vintage cookbooks has anything too exciting to try for Thanksgiving, I went to my trusty friend Google and found a few gems.   Cranberry Surprise, from Hellman’s Mayonnaise (1960) Spam Birds, from Hormel (1940's) Pepperidge Farm Stuffing (1965)… Continue reading Retro Cooking: A Very Retro Thanksgiving Meal

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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