Tagged with holidays

An Early Christmas Celebration

An Early Christmas Celebration

Yesterday we had an early Christmas celebration with my daughter who lives out-of-town. All of us from this side of the state traveled over to the other side for some family craziness and fun. Try to picture the scene of six children under the age of six and 10 teens/adults ranging in ages 15 to … Continue reading

My Roots Are Showing

My Roots Are Showing

I’m in the back row, far right, my dad is holding me and my blonde hair is showing. No, I don’t color my hair, I’m talking about my Italian roots. With yesterday being Thanksgiving, I made the traditional United States citizen meal of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry and pumpkin pie. It felt … Continue reading

It’s my blog and I’ll cry if I want to

Yeah, it’s a whiny post so if you don’t want to read, leave or delete now. Disclaimer out-of-the-way, what this is really about is longing. This time of year always brings about a longing in me I can’t or haven’t fulfilled in my life. Personally I think a trip to Italy would help. I also … Continue reading

Cooking classes and recipes

The teacher in me is so very happy. In the next week I have 5 classes scheduled at Cool Beans Cafe’. It excites me because I am going to teach classes in Italian cooking.  This Saturday will be homemade pasta with a homemade tomato sauce and meatballs followed by cannoli for dessert. On the following … Continue reading

He is Risen! Happy Easter!

Photo Credit:Graphic Leftover I hope this Easter finds all of you healthy and well and celebrating the Risen Lord with family and friends. I am truly thankful to the Lord for all of the support He has given me through all of you, my readers, friends and family. Spend the day enjoying the blessings in … Continue reading

Memories of Easters past…

This picture was taken on Easter 1969. I know this because my little brother was not born yet and I am about 2 1/2, and on the far right. My older sister and brother are with me, don’t we look cute? I love the little corsage my sister and I were wearing. I don’t remember … Continue reading

My 2011 Easter Menu

If there is one thing I’ve learned over the years it’s that when you make food that people love, they will request it over and over again. If you include those foods for special holidays or events, it becomes tradition and no one should ever mess with tradition. I know this menu might be a … Continue reading

Bloggers block

I think that is similar to writer’s block. That is where you realize you have nothing of importance to write about. At least in my own opinion I don’t. I have dealt with this before but have not ever admitted it here, in public. Crazy huh? I find that it happens to many bloggers and … Continue reading

Christmas recovery

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and got all that you wanted or needed. But not just that, I hope and pray you found peace and love in all you did. I hope you gathered with loved ones and created new memories, continued with old traditions as well as start new ones. Even … Continue reading