Ms. Elaine Kneeous

Jennifer is a one in a million stay-at-home mom. (More like one OF a million stay at home moms!) She graduated from a liberal arts college but there is nothing liberal OR artsy about her. She is married to Kevin Fischer of This Just In, and together they have a beautiful young daughter Kyla Audrey. In no particular order she loves dogs, wine, a good bargain, her family, pizza, and entertaining. Follow her blog of all things miscellaneous including but not limited to cooking and baking, entertaining and party planning, being a mommy, and homekeeping.

Culinary yes-yes #3


When you see this woman, what comes to mind?







I’m guessing she doesn’t conjure images in your mind that have you thinking





In my first Culinary yes-yes, I suggested trying some new recipes for your holidays this year.  If you loved that concept and are working on some innovative ideas, that’s great!  If that first blog left you screaming for MORE tradition, not less, have no fear.  This week’s installment is for you.


While the holidays are my favorite time to toss in a fresh food formula, there’s still a part of me that longs for the old days.  When I say old, I mean O-L-D.  When fall and winter bring the best times to entertain, something in me wants vintage, time-honored meals.  I think part of it is that I want to provide Kyla with lots of great food-related memories.  To me, that means nostalgic noshes.


I’m not sure I’d go so far as to serve things our forefathers considered haute cuisine.  Quite honestly if I attempted to plate PIGEON pie instead of PUMPKIN pie, my family would make a bee line for Baker’s Square.


Then again, there are some slightly more modern menu items that I’d be proud to pass around my family’s table for Turkey Day.  You might not think of Joan Crawford or Mamie Eisenhower when you want to turn to a celebrity for a recipe.  But you’d be amazed at some of the Thanksgiving ideas from unlikely sources.


Turning to a bygone era for side dish suggestions?  Definitely a Culinary Yes-Yes.

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