Guacamole Ring

As a native Californian, I eat avocados and guacamole all the time. People get really testy about their method of preparing guacamole, but I have never EVER seen it made in a ring. This is another Jello monstrosity and I am feeling attacked! I kid, of course, but who would put gelatin in guac??? Guacamole … Continue reading

Chinese Chicken Salad

I remember a friend of my mother’s bringing a “new” salad to one of the many potluck parties we had, and everyone raved about it. To the point that they asked her to bring it over and over and it became “her thing” for a while. 35 years later, I am wondering if we can … Continue reading

Small Fruitcakes

This recipe calls for Angelica, an ingredient I had never heard of before this. So what is Angelica? As it turns out, it’s somewhat like celery. Sounds weird, right?! I read it described as a combination of flavors from celery, anise and juniper. Apparently, this is much more well known in Europe as that’s where … Continue reading

Stained Glass Window Fruit Cake

There are so very many recipes for fruitcake, I can’t get them all posted before Christmas! But that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to enjoy it through the year. In some areas, fruitcake and puddings are enjoyed between Christmas and Easter, and the traditional wedding cake in England was fruitcake, no matter the time of … Continue reading

Holiday Cheese Log

Well, no one should be having a holiday cocktail party this year, but if you live in an alternate reality and can have that gathering, here’s a vintage cheese log recipe. Serve with crackers. These are the type of thing you see in the Harry & David catalog or in the background of pictures of … Continue reading