Chicken Salad with Carrots

On a whim I decided to try and recreate a chicken salad that I have not tasted in over a decade. They used to make it at a natural foods store and restaurant in Marietta, Ohio. Although they have been out of business for years, I used to love their food. Their chicken salad was […]

Meat Sauce (for Lasagna, Etc.)

It would be nice to tell you that this meat sauce was one handed down in my family, but it would be a lie.  My dad was, um, limited as to what food he enjoyed eating.  He was not picky per se; he just did not like to try new things.  Italian food was probably […]

Muller’s Famous Fried Cheese Cafe

Despite being located in the Appalachian Mountains instead of the Alps, Muller’s Famous Fried Cheese Cafe offers authentic Czech and German dishes in Helen, Georgia. Helen itself is a small city that saved itself from extinction by remaking itself resemble an alpine village.  The transformation successfully made Helen tourist attraction. The city has been able […]

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping

I buy sweet potatoes by bushel.  Seriously, I have recently purchased my second nearly bushel box of sweet potatoes.  I think apples and oatmeal are the only other foods that we purchase in as large or larger quantities on a regular basis. I will tell you about the oatmeal sometime…it requires a separate post. 🙂 Most of […]

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 […]