13 posts tagged family tradition

Dinner Time: Homemade Fried Fish Tacos

Growing up I spent most of my summers on Cape Cod, MA and enjoyed so many the coastal foods available, like chowder and fresh fish.  I remember when my dad traded in the sailboat for a motorboat and ... Continue Reading

Guest Feature: Chocolate Layer Cake With Coffee Buttercream & Chocolate Ganache

It was the summer of ‘72, the year of Bell Bottom jeans and “American Pie.” My parents were young 20-somethings, just married, and renting their first one-bedroom apartment in California. Dad ... Continue Reading

Easy After School Snack: Homemade Popcorn

Do you have a favorite snack from your childhood?  Or a snack that every time you see it in the store or smell a certain food it transports you back?  I have many, like Fudgsicles, Devil Dogs and ... Continue Reading

Guest Feature: Ricotta Pie…for Stephen

It was 1975 at the Turnpike Bowladrome in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The alley was bustling with chatter, crashing pins, and rumbling bowling balls. The social club was in competition season, assign... Continue Reading

No-Bake Mint Pie with Oreo Crust and Crumble Topping

When I make any of my mom's classic holiday desserts I'm transported back to sitting at the holiday table in my childhood home.  This mint pie is one of those desserts.  My sister and I share a ... Continue Reading

English Popovers: A Christmas Tradition

It was 1940 in Hamstead, England. Audrey Lloyd was a British girl in her teens, attending St. Christopher boarding school.   Life changed quickly however, when The Second World War began. Audrey ... Continue Reading

A Trip Down Memory Lane: Mom’s Chocolate Mint Squares

Every Christmas my mom would make these chocolate mint squares and I remember the anticipation of them being ready to eat.  I would peek in the refrigerator and touch the chocolate layer constantly ... Continue Reading

A Christmas Morning Tradition: Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

For as long as I can remember my godmother would drop off a homemade coffee cake for my family and I to enjoy on Christmas morning.  It was her way to spread good cheer, although I don't know how ... Continue Reading

Connecticut Feature: No-Bake Nutella Cream Pie

I'm a stay-at-home momma of two toddlers, one who goes to preschool five mornings a week. Now, according to my pre-motherhood ideations about what my post-kids life would look like, I should be the ... Continue Reading

Connecticut Feature: Grandma’s No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

This Strawberry Cheesecake is my grandma's recipe. She's likely to say that she got it somewhere else, so it's not “really” her recipe, but I politely refuse to acknowledge that, as my grandma ... Continue Reading