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  • Uncle Richard’s Meatballs-getting this recipe was my highlight of 2018! Great video of him in the post. Love you Zio!
  • Lemon Ricotta Cookies - tied with Lemon Cheesecake bars for first place in my heart - from past blogs.
  • Looking at past blog posts makes me want to eat pasta NOW!
  • Lemon Cheesecake bars- if loving them is wrong, I don't want to be right - from a past blog.
  • Polenta was my dad's favorite - another blast from my blogging past.
  • Seven layer cookie - my truest love in college - a blast from my blogging past.
  • Can't wait for blackberry season -my favorite blackberry tart - from blogs from the past
  • Lemon Ricotta Pancakes - one of my daughter's favorite things - I'm going down blog memory lane.
  • My favorite cream of mushroom soup with thyme and sherry - yum -- blogs from the past!
  • A blast from my Cannoli blog past.
  • Made some almond biscotti a few days ago. Maybe I won't share after all.

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Empty Nest – HA!

November 17, 2017

Remember how sad I was when I thought I was going to be an empty nester?  Then how I instantly adjusted due to the cleanliness factor? Well, things change pretty quickly around here. Now it’s my son, who is here temporarily while he finds the right place to live. Since this is southern California, where homes are totally out of reach for anyone making less than 200,000 a…

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Centodue Anni!

October 24, 2017

  My brother Bernie called me last night. He said he was making Limoncello. I love that he and my brother Bob still do that kind of thing. It’s proof they haven’t lost their Italian-ness. The label with my dad’s photo on it is one of Bob’s wine labels. Bernie was peeling lemons as we talked, and I wanted to watch, so we Face-timed, and it was almost…

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Tomato Fever

July 14, 2017

Summer in Pennsylvania meant stepping downstairs to a kitchen table overflowing with tomatoes.  It taught me to both love tomatoes and wonder when they were going to take over the household and squeeze me out of my room. My father could never plant less than 20 tomato plants. Our cousin Tony would start seedlings and bring them over, then dad would go buy plants, then someone else would…

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The Days of Spatula Licking are Almost Over

May 27, 2017

This week, I baked cookies because someone at work asked me to. I’m pretty easy. All you have to do is flatter me by telling me my cookies are the best you’ve ever had and I’ll bake for you too. I also baked because one of my young co-workers lost his dad to a sudden heart attack a few weeks ago and the pain is still so raw…

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Women Always Find the Good in Each Other — Garlic helps

May 12, 2017

Theresa is the first wife of my ex-husband. She rocks. But for years I didn’t realize that because I was married to my then husband, and his characterizations may not have been completely accurate because pesky emotion was involved. I should have known better because the son she and my ex had together is absolutely wonderful. You don’t turn out that great if there isn’t someone molding you,…

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The Most Awesome Cheesecake You’ve Ever Had

February 23, 2017

I am finally getting my bearings after the shock of going back to being a full-time employee on November 3rd.  I’m trying to get back on a weekly blogging schedule, and will do my best, but don’t hold your breath.  However, I just had to write about this cheesecake because it’s worth every decadent calorie. I know I already laid claim to the best Carrot Cake ever. I’m…

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Your Mother’s Proud of You, No Matter What You Think – An Election Day Distraction Blog

November 8, 2016

Today’s election day,  and you’re going to need a distraction. I’ve got a little story about my mom and a good, easy, Italian, comfort food recipe because we’ll all need some comforting today, and probably for a while. But be sure you vote.  Too many people have risked and lost their lives for freedom in this country for you not to vote. Now back to the distraction.  I…