Pickled Eggs

Stay with me here. I’m serious. You probably looked at the title of this recipe and thought “Hello 1950’s housewife” and you aren’t exactly wrong since I found it buried in my grandma’s recipe box and she was indeed, a 1950’s housewife. But I took a look at the ingredients, specifically Tarragon vinegar,…

Double S Round Steak

This is another one of those handwritten-on-a-very-old-index-card-but-never-seen-in-person recipes. You know, the kind that can end up being the best kind….and sometimes not-so-great. It comes from my paternal grandmother who I never got to know very well but from whom we have inherited this overflowing, fading plaid-patterned recipe box. The box is full of extraordinary but not overly complicated recipes and I’m…

Chocolate Chip Cake

I’m starting to wade into uncharted waters my friends. Uncharted waters for me anyways. I’m starting to test recipes that are on random index cards given to me by various family members, having never seen the finished products. It has been *quite* an interesting weekend full of breads that resemble bricks, two steak recipes (one…

Yooper Caviar

My grandfather was a unique individual. I think those who knew him would agree that the most appropriate description for him would be ‘curmudgeon.’  A loveable curmudgeon but curmudgeon nonetheless. You know that stereotypical old man that you see standing on his porch shaking his fist and yelling ‘Get off my lawn!” That. It’s also almost universally…

Banana Bread

Okay I know I know. The interwebs needs another banana bread recipe like it needs another hole in its head (weird phraseology there but stay with me). My sister Carrie had mentioned that she had an old family banana bread recipe that she’d tweaked and I may like to have. I made a mental…