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My “Big Night”

My “Big Night”

  If you are familiar with Italian movies or have read my post, My Favorite Movies About Food, tonight is going to be one of my “big nights”. It’s the night I cook for the very people who generously gave their time, money and service to my husband and I on our wedding day, exactly  eighteen and … Continue reading

Coming up for air…

Coming up for air…

It’s been a whirlwind of activity the last few weeks for me and there aren’t any signs of it slowing down soon. My oldest daughter is due any day now with her fifth baby which means I am on “call” to go there to watch the other grandchildren while she is in the hospital. I … Continue reading

My future is bright!

At least to me it’s bright. Just a few short years ago I never dreamed I’d be where I am today. When I started this blog and my cooking journey, the only goals I had were to learn about the ways my ancestors cooked, more about my heritage and possibly improve my picture-taking skills when it … Continue reading

Gardening

Gardening

This year I am putting in a raised bed garden. Last year I had every intention of putting one in but it never materialized. It was probably a good thing since our weather in NE Ohio was not all that good last year. It was a very rainy year and the crops were not the … Continue reading

Prep School class photos pt.2

Prep School class photos pt.2

  I apologize for not getting these up sooner but I’ve been extra busy lately. I have pictures from week 3 but can’t seem to get them to upload because they were sent to me from a classmate. But on week 4 I did take pictures of our final class meal. It was very good … Continue reading

How I spend my Tuesday evenings this month…

How I spend my Tuesday evenings this month…

I’m taking a four-week series of cooking classes at a great place called Gatherings Kitchen. I am having so much fun learning and cooking alongside other foodies like myself as well as the chefs who are teaching us. Last week I forgot my camera but we made the following meal: Hot and Sour Mushroom soup … Continue reading

Happy Easter—He is Risen!

Happy Easter—He is Risen!

As I sit here waiting for the last of my cooking duties to be over for the day, I can’t help but take some time to make sure my heart is in the right place.I’ve spent most of the day cooking our traditional Italian foods for tomorrow. Easter is a wonderful holiday but not because … Continue reading

Just what am I in for?

Just what am I in for?

Photo credit: Urban Eats Today I spent a few hours shadowing a chef who is also an instructor at the vocational center where I want to hold some classes next fall. Talk about a ride on the crazy bus! There are both juniors and seniors in the culinary arts program so I was able to … 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