Shepherd’s Pie – Scottish Style

Several years ago, Dan and I took the trip of our dreams. We visited Scotland for two weeks. Both of us have Scottish ancestors. Dan’s are much easier to trace. His MacKenzie and MacLeod relatives came over in the 1830s from the Isle of Raasay during the Highland Clearances to Prince Edward Island, Canada. Further [...] Read more »

Cooking with Mickey Mouse

Move over Julia Child, Rachel Ray, or Rick Bayless. Turns out Mickey Mouse is also a chef producing quite a few cook books over the years. I’m fortunate enough to now own the earliest of the Mickey Mouse cook books dating from the 1930s. This was quite a find for me. Hidden in the back [...] Read more »

Left over ham? No problem!

Dan and I had lots of left over ham from Christmas dinner since it was just the two of us eating. So naturally, I looked for a good recipe to use from among my vintage cook books that included ham. Ever since purchasing 150 Recipes: Casserole Cookery by Marian and Nino Tracy I’d wanted to [...] Read more »