The Humble Cassette

Just some rambling today about the pre-MP3 days. . . . → Read More: The Humble Cassette

El Dia de los Muertos

Last year I was so moved by a fellow blogger’s post about El Dia de los Muertos that I vowed to do my own tribute to beloved family members and food memories. . . . → Read More: El Dia de los Muertos

A Vintage Grape Jelly Recipe (and some family lore)

This is a true pioneer recipe passed down from my great-grandmother, to my grandmother, to me. . . . → Read More: A Vintage Grape Jelly Recipe (and some family lore)

Tea and Jam: Celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee for Holiday Recipe Club

I tried to keep my cheeky Yank humor to a minimum because I truly adore the British monarchy. Here is my recipe in honor of the Queen: Lady Grey Gelato with Strawberry Jam. . . . → Read More: Tea and Jam: Celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee for Holiday Recipe Club

Mock Filets

When times get tough, some of the best (and most loved) recipes are created. . . . → Read More: Mock Filets

Happy Easter with Roasted Chicken and Italian Sausage

Reminiscing about Easter parties of old, bringing home the Easter prize from school, and a recipe for Roasted Chicken with Italian Sausage . . . → Read More: Happy Easter with Roasted Chicken and Italian Sausage

A Simple Plowman’s Lunch: Beer, Onion and Cheese Bread

This the latest post for Cook the Books Club, my ramblings on “Outlaw Cook,” and a recipe for “Plowman’s Lunch” Quick Bread. . . . → Read More: A Simple Plowman’s Lunch: Beer, Onion and Cheese Bread

Christmas Gifts #2

Cook some wine, add some spices—voila! You have some “Vino Cotto” for a great gift. . . . → Read More: Christmas Gifts #2

Christmas Gifts #1

Gifts from the Kitchen: Butterscotch Drops from a 1959 Cookbook.. . . . → Read More: Christmas Gifts #1

Grammy’s Doughnuts

Making a family heirloom recipe with the mom.. . . . → Read More: Grammy’s Doughnuts