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Some Days I Just Feel *Italian*

Some Days I Just Feel *Italian*

While I was shopping for dinner yesterday I realized the food I chose didn’t feel like “me”. It was too plain or bland or something. I walked myself right on over to the deli area and bought some Italian food. We went from tilapia, salad and peas to a huge platter of anti-pasti with soppressata, … Continue reading

Classes, classes and more classes!

Classes, classes and more classes!

It’s that time of year again when we here in northeast Ohio are looking for indoor activities due to the crazy weather we’ve been experiencing. Many of the locals are signing up for my cooking classes for which I am thrilled about. I’ve held another no-cook appetizer class at a local library, from which these … Continue reading

Way behind on writing

Way behind on writing

I should have written this a few weeks back but I’ve been lazy. Yep, too lazy to write but I’ve been a bit busy. Two days a week I run my grandson into the next city for a summer camp and then pick him up and bring him home again. I have time when he … Continue reading

New recipes….appetizer and dessert

New recipes….appetizer and dessert

First things first, the job didn’t work out. I took down the post about it so I wouldn’t be found in a search for that particular business in my area because it’s not fair to them to make it known about their changes. Now, moving right along, because that is exactly what I am doing … Continue reading

Appetizer Party Class

Appetizer Party Class

Last night I taught another appetizer class. This was a first at one of the venues I sought out last spring. We had scheduled two different classes and only the one appetizer party class had a few who were interested enough to enroll. Yeah! I almost forgot about the class because of so many other … Continue reading

Company for dinner…

This phrase both excites and frightens me. How can that possibly be true? Simple, I love hosting but I have a hard time deciding on what to make and serve. There are so many simple dishes to make but then who wants to go the easy way? Not me! I am a glutton for punishment, … Continue reading

My 2011 Christmas menu

Photo Credit: Explore Italian culture As promised, here are my menus for Christmas eve and Christmas day for this year. I searched the interwebs for more information about traditional Italian holiday menus and found more ideas for this year. Some of this may not be truly traditional but it’s all around just good Italian food. … Continue reading

Why do I teach cooking classes?

I’ve been asking myself this question since I’ve had a rash of classes over the past week. My simple answer is this- I love to cook and I love to teach others how to cook. I get so much joy from watching people learn they can make delicious foods in their own kitchen and it … Continue reading

Class Recipes and More!

Tonight I had to privilege to teach an appetizer class to a fabulous group of people. You guys rock!  This was a fundraiser for a worthy cause, Project Learn which focuses on adult literacy classes. They have three used bookstores in our county, which I have shopped at frequently, and they are run by volunteers. I love … Continue reading