Recipes, Retro Cooking

Retro Cooking: 1973 Autumn Black Beans

Is everyone as excited about fall as I am? To celebrate my favorite season officially starting this week, I picked the only recipe that made sense, based on its name only: Autumn Black Beans. Now don't ask me what makes these beans autumnal, I have absolutely no idea. Our good friend from Virginia sent me… Continue reading Retro Cooking: 1973 Autumn Black Beans

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Around the World in 7 Hand Pies

Handpies. The perfect way to indulge in some comfort food, without eating a whole pie (unless you eat them all in one sitting). During my mom's visit, I was reminded of my love for mini pies, as I introduced her to Biltong Bar and their scrumptious beef bobotie hand pies. As I was eating it,… Continue reading Around the World in 7 Hand Pies

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#SBCC Day 3: Artichoke & Spinach Gratin

On day 3 of the Spring Break Cookbook Challenge, I decided to attack a recipe from one of my favorite chefs, Hugh Acheson. Artichoke & Spinach Gratin, from A New Turn in the South I received this book for my 30th birthday this year, from our "foodiest" friends in Atlanta. It was with them that… Continue reading #SBCC Day 3: Artichoke & Spinach Gratin

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Summer Pasta

Yesterday, I had an amazing encounter with a neighbor I had never met before. As I was walking back home from the mailbox, I was greeted by a sweet elderly lady (I would say in her 80's). She was doing some yard work and we started chatting. After a long chat, she asked me to… Continue reading Summer Pasta