Lost and thankfully found…

My family was recently cleaning out the basement and we stumbled upon some great surprises. The first was a frying pan that belonged to my mother’s father. The frying pan was used in his restaurant. The restaurant was called “The White Spot Diner” and was located in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts on Hyde Park Ave. My grandfather and grandmother (Yaya) owned this restaurant and kept it running for over 10 years in the 1950’s. When my grandfather passed away, my Yaya kept the restaurant in business for a few more years, until finally selling it in the 1960’s. I decided to keep the frying pan as an inspiration for my cooking passion. It is now nicely displayed above my stove in my kitchen.

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The second thing we found was the collection of recipes from my Yaya. She taught Home Economics at a Middle School in Quincy, MA. The recipes are all in her handwriting and had been photocopied for all of her students. Some of the recipes are from our family, while others are popular recipes from the 1970’s. I can’t even begin to share how happy I was to find this collection. These recipes are so simple, wholesome and easy to follow… they had to be for all of her middle school students to make them. I’m so excited to be able to share them with everyone. Once I go to the grocery store this week, I promise to begin posting these recipes.

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Looking forward to posting this week and for weeks to come…

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