Grandma’s Mincemeat

My paternal grandma’s mincemeat pie was a much sought after item by relatives close and far on my dad’s side of the family.  It was not turned down on my mom’s side of the family either 🙂  It was a staple at the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner table. She and my parents tweaked her original […]

Pumpkin Muffins

Muffins are my “go to” when it comes to travelling breakfast foods.  I like to make them when we are leaving early to go to an event or on a trip. Yes, some muffins have been called out for excessive calories and sodium.  However, muffins can be relatively healthy and tasty when you make your […]

Yong He Zhi Jia on Buford Highway

Yong He Zhi Jia is located along Atlanta’s internationally diverse Buford Highway.   It serves a variety of Taiwanese and Chinese dishes including xiao long bao, soup dumplings. I had been wanting to try xiao long bao for a long time. So, I risked it and took out of town friends to Yong He Zhi Jia […]

Dellroy Drive-In in Dellroy, Ohio

I am in the process of trying to plan an often semi-annual trip to visit family scattered across part of the Eastern United States. As I was thinking about past trips and places we stopped, I realized there were some places that I had planned to share, but had failed to do in the midst […]

Zucchini Bundt Cake

Apparently, Bundt Cakes are once again “in.”  King Arthur Flour even named 2017 “Year of the Bundt.”  I guess I really don’t move in the proper circles, because I never knew Bundt cakes were ever out.  I have always loved Bundt cakes since my mom got her very first Bundt cake pan in the late(?) […]

Easy Whole Egg Homemade Mayonnaise

I remember my maternal grandmother making mayonnaise; it was the only mayonnaise I would eat.  My family, including my grandmother, used Miracle Whip for just about everything where you might use mayonnaise.  On the occasions where actual mayonnaise was needed my mom would just buy a jar, but my grandmother made her own.  I think […]

Zucchini Bread

We often had more zucchini from our garden than we could eat or give away in a summer.  One particularity abundant summer I decided to turn all of our excess zucchini into zucchini bread.  I baked zucchini bread for days.  While we did give some of the bread away, I froze most of the bread. […]