The Baltimore Sun's longtime restaurant critic Elizabeth Large is retiring at the end of this month. While she is most known for her dining expertise, Large is an accomplished home cook and has shared many recipes in her years writing about food. In a 1979 article called "The immutable meal: Christmas with Grandma," she detailed her family's traditional dishes, including carrot souffle and a ginger pudding. On her blog, Dining@Large, she created Sugar Week, a seven-day celebration of sweetness that coincided with her daughter's birthday; readers drooled over her favorite recipe for black-bottom pie. Here are those dishes and some other favorites. --Sarah Kickler Kelber See more recipes from Elizabeth's Kitchen.