Recipes, Retro Cooking

Retro Cooking: 1940 Meat-Ball Stew

As I prepare to visit Quebec soon, I was in the mood to make some traditional French Canadian food. I pulled out a cookbook brought to me by my mom, once belonging to my grandma. The book is bilingual (French-English), published in 1940 and published by A.Bélanger Limitée, as a way to sell their cooking… Continue reading Retro Cooking: 1940 Meat-Ball Stew

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The Bottom Round Roast – Revisited for the Instant Pot

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links that earn me a small commission, at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products I personally use and love. In 2012, I wrote a post called Bottom Round Roast and My First Gravy. To this date, this continues to be my most viewed post. I wrote… Continue reading The Bottom Round Roast – Revisited for the Instant Pot

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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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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