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Book Review Time!

Book Review Time!

A few weeks back I had a book giveaway from the wonderful publishers at Gemelli Press. The editors are some of my online friends and so very generous. What’s even better is that I’ve gotten to know some of the authors whose books have been published by Gemelli through Facebook. It’s a small intimate family … Continue reading

My television debut!

Today the previously filmed cooking class aired on a local news/talk show in Cleveland on Fox 8. I think the whole video is great and done well. I can’t believe how comfortable I was being filmed.  I can’t remember how to embed the video so please click on the link and scroll down to the … Continue reading

Entering a new chapter….

As I wrote in my post the other day, last night I had a cooking class filmed for a segment that will be shown on a local daytime talk show. It’s going to be all about date night ideas for couples. I am so thankful to the owner of Cool Beans who gave me the … Continue reading

Olives, olives and more olives!

Olives, olives and more olives!

This is part I of an ongoing series about home curing fresh olives. Last month I told you all about a cool olive company called Penna- Great Olives and directed you to take a look at their products. I was also chosen to do my own home curing with a box of olives they sent … Continue reading

Garganelli….the mystery pasta.

Garganelli….the mystery pasta.

If you’re a fan of my blog on Facebook, today you might have been following my posts about olives and garganelli. I decided the olives can wait another day so I’m sharing with you more information about the mystery pasta I discovered. I was searching on Amazon.com for a price on a good gnocchi board … Continue reading

Olives! Olives! Olives!

Olives! Olives! Olives!

Oh how do I love olives. My kids love them, my husband loves them,and my grandchildren love them. Who couldn’t love them? Don’t answer that! I’ve been busy writing menus for my upcoming cooking classes and one thing I notice in a lot of the recipes is the use of olives and/or olive oil. I … Continue reading

Special days

It seems I like to honor special days in my family, maybe more so than others, but that is ok. I truly love to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other holidays in grand fashion including lots of good food. What other way is there? This Sunday Phil and I will celebrate 18 years of marriage. It’s … 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

Thanksgiving Day Menu

This year we are going to eat a mostly traditional Thanksgiving day meal. I usually rebel and make something Italian but for some reason I am not giving in to my rebelliousness this time around. But I have to tell you I have warned the family that Christmas will be Italian! Of course we’ll have … Continue reading

Finding Answers

I truly wish I could report that I have found some answers to my health issues, but I can’t. I have found a doctor who specializes in treating allergies along with food intolerance issues therefore I will be scheduling an appointment with him. My blood work showed not a single reaction to any of the … Continue reading