This March, my husband and I are celebrating our 9th anniversary. Our wedding was nothing but traditional, yet we have a very strong tradition we follow each year to celebrate another happy year together. For our wedding, we had ordered a Princess Cake from Albermarle Baking Co. in Charlottesville VA. Every year, we would buy… Continue reading An Almond-Loaded Princess 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
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
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!