My Homemade Holiday Treats Guide

'Tis the season for giving! My favorite part of the holidays (other than staring at the pretty lights in our tree) is preparing gifts for our loved ones. As we grow older, it can be hard to find a gift that won't end up in someone's Goodwill pile. Unless you know exactly what someone wants… Continue reading My Homemade Holiday Treats Guide

Recipes, Retro Cooking

Retro Cooking: 1968 Dublin Fruit Cake

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


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

Foodie Adventures, Trying New Food

My Pumpkin Spice Addiction!

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!