Uncle Richard’s Meatballs and Sauce!

edited Uncle Richard in sauce stained apron

Uncle Richard and his son, Rich, in their fully equipped basement kitchen – because what’s an Italian home without two kitchens?

Today is my Uncle Richard’s 89th Birthday.  To honor him, I’m posting my most prized possession, my video of him showing me how to make meatballs and sauce. (It’s at the end of this post.) It was the highlight of my year!

Most people’s bucket lists are filled with things like: Stay in a Scottish castle, or dance in the sand in Greece. But at the top of my list has always been: Cook with Uncle Richard and learn the secret to his meatballs and sauce. The opportunity has eluded me for years, but every time I’d visit Pennsylvania, I went in hope it would happen. Continue reading

It’s Black Friday at GettaSommaDis!

It’s Black Friday at GettaSommaDis, my online store with tons of witty, clever, irreverent items you WILL NEVER find in any self-respecting retailer.  Don’t follow the crowds, shop in your pajamas!  But do it today because Black Friday comes but once a year.

Mr. Whiskey modeling My Sauce is Better Than Yours.

Mr. Whiskey modeling My Sauce is Better Than Yours.

Mr.Whiskey was adamant that I take his photo wearing his new apron. It’s a little big for him, but he likes the comfort.

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Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.  Next up…the winner of the Cutthroat Annual Tunno Pie Competition.  There’s a new contender in the family!

Six Simple Words That Can End Your Life

Last weekend I made sauce for the first time in months. It even had the power to draw my daughter downstairs before 11 a.m. Still in her pajamas, sleepy-eyed, she said, “I love waking up to the smell of spaghetti sauce.”

The smell is heavenly. The garlic and olive oil mingle with the sausage, tomatoes and herbs, filling your kitchen with tomatoey love. You should start cooking it or make friends with Italians, so you can experience the magic. Continue reading