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


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


For the Love of Cheesecakes

Although for many people, Valentine's Day is just another commercial holiday, I see it as a fun opportunity to remind people we love them...and a great excuse to prepare a nice meal! This year, there was an unexpected cheese theme. It all started with my sudden urge to try making a cheesecake and was followed by… Continue reading For the Love of Cheesecakes

Foodie Adventures

‘Tis The Season for Baking!

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!