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

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


Everything Au Gratin

Au Gratin sounds fancy, doesn't it? For a while, I was intimidated to make anything au gratin. That was until I realized I could make my own simple version of it with pretty much anything I could find in our fridge and pantry. For anyone who isn't familiar with the term, here is the definition (or… Continue reading Everything Au Gratin