Eggs in Gravy (Eggs In Purgatory)

Eggs in Gravy, as we used to call it, was a usual Friday night meatless meal in our family growing up, especially during Lenten season.  I believe it is now commonly referred to as Eggs in Purgatory.  That definitely sounds more religious.  I forget about this dish all year long, but as soon as Lent begins, … Continue reading

Blueberry Corn Muffins

Every summer, when blueberries are abundant, inexpensive, and taste like candy, I eat them by the handful, and bake with them until my family cries for mercy.  The first few (okay, maybe dozen) pies I make, they are very happy, but then someone will coyly ask, “remember that delicious peach pie you used to make?” … Continue reading

Poppy Seed Bread

When I indulge in a piece of this light, sweet poppy seed bread with a cup of tea, I am immediately transported back to a time in my life that now seems to have gone by so quickly.  When I reluctantly put my daughter into a nursery school program for the first time, I felt lost … Continue reading

Meatloaves

When I think of meatloaf, I don’t find myself recalling fond memories of childhood.  My mother did make something she called meatloaf, and as a child I knew no better.  Once I tasted meatloaf in it’s true culinary form, I realized that what my mother made was merely a very large meatball, shaped into a … Continue reading

Easter Sweet Ricotta Pie

  When most young children think of Easter, they think of the Easter Bunny, chocolate, Easter baskets, beautifully dyed eggs, egg hunts, etc.   While all this is part of my fond memories of Easter, what really sticks out in my mind are the pies!  The variety of Easter pies that came in and out … Continue reading

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

  You will want to grab a cup of coffee for sure, once you sit down to eat a piece of this Sour Cream Coffee Cake.  If you think you can bake this and save it for the next day’s breakfast, you’re fooling yourself.  You’ll be lucky if it sticks around that long. In my … Continue reading