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 promised myself I wouldn't go crazy this year. But then, the world turned pumpkin-spiced and I simply couldn't help it! I browsed the various grocery stores, looking for new and interesting pumpkin-inspired products. Let me just say, it's a good year to be pumpkin obsessed, folks. Of course, I had my usual PSL at… Continue reading My Pumpkin Spice Addiction!
In my last post, I presented all the sweets I baked in December, most of which were mailed to relatives. Now here's the savory food I made and enjoyed on Christmas. Since we didn't travel to Virginia for the holidays, we invited friends over for Christmas dinner. I wanted to come up with something traditional… Continue reading ‘Tis the Season for Good Eating