About This Project

My Aunt Carol (Giampa) was a life long cook and the holder of my family's culinary traditions. When she passed, her recipe collection came to me. Having learned many of my cooking skills from her and forging traditions of my own, I am honored and challenged to explore the many recipes of her mother and aunts that never made it into my repertoire. Many of these recipes are desserts. This project is an attempt to both memorialize Aunt Carol (or Jumpy as she was known to most others) and explore/test/review these old family recipes. Join me?

Friday, March 18, 2011

Cinnamon Buns pt 2

The recipe complete with its afterthought note about raisins and walnuts. They're in the oven now. It uh wasn't seamless let's say. And not nearly as pretty as the Pioneer Woman's but I bet they taste good! We shall see.

Photos of the mayhem and a full post mortem to come.


  1. Oh, she was a woman after my own heart! Quantities are for sissies. ;)

  2. I love the premise of your blog. A doughy memorial. Nice.