Recipes

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

Challenges, Trying New Food

SBCC Day 5: Graubünden Barley Soup

I must admit I cheated a bit for the last dish of the Spring Break Cookbook Challenge. Since I ended up making the duck noodle soup on Friday, I didn't really feel like making another soup on the same day. So the barley soup only came to life on Saturday. In the end, it turned out… Continue reading SBCC Day 5: Graubünden Barley Soup

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‘Tis the Season for Good Eating

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

Recipes

Beef and Root Vegetable Stew

Over the weekend, I had an exciting second trip to the Fresh Market. Yes, it will probably take me a while before I get over how amazing that place is. I planned to only stop by their meat section (came back with chicken breast, stew beef, kielbasa, and ground turkey) but couldn't help grabbing a… Continue reading Beef and Root Vegetable Stew