Tagged with Memories

I’m finally going to Italy!

I’m finally going to Italy!

Can you believe it? I am having a hard time myself believing one of my biggest dreams and #1 item on my bucket list is coming true later this year. I was invited to go along with extended family who fluently speak the language and dialect. This gives me the best chance to survive a … Continue reading


I’ve been writing this post in my head for almost one month. I just can’t wait any longer to get these thoughts down.  One of the goals I had when I began this blog was to connect with family members I had never met, particularly any one in Italy who I am related to. I … 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


Photo credit: Messagenote.com Another dear friend of mine has passed away. This time my friend died from a tragic accident as opposed to a sickness, it’s still sad either way. The loss is still great. The sadness is here. My friend Irene welcomed me into her heart and life back in 1994 when we moved … Continue reading

The Art of Storytelling

I firmly believe storytelling is becoming a lost art. With so many factors causing families to be separated these days, the chief storytellers have no one to pass on their stories to. I find that even in my own life, my kids at home, who are of the teenage boy variety, don’t care to hear … 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

No time to write a proper entry

I’ve been so busy lately. Now that the family has all visited and gone home I’ll have some time to get back to blogging and new recipes. I already blew the goal of blogging daily but that was due to having visitors in my home. My grandchildren took up all my time over the past … Continue reading

Good Food = Memories

I’m amazed at the amount of  memories a food or smell can bring to the forefront of my mind. Take these figs.  Photo credit: Nutsonline.com They are a simple, sweet-tasting  fruit, but over this past weekend I bought a bag of dried figs because I haven’t had any luck buying fresh figs. I’ve been wanting to try a fresh … Continue reading

The Table…

   I want to tell you about the table. This table means so much to me. It represents years of hard work and delicious food. It holds many memories and stories of my childhood as well as my adulthood. Many hands have used this table to create foods filled with love and great flavors. Many … Continue reading

The kind of mom and grandma I want to be

I truly loved growing up with Italian grandparents. They were not the kind of grandparents that took me places or spent money on me but I did spend the night there sometimes and they cooked great foods. We went there for a family dinner every other Sunday. My uncle’s family would go on the opposite … Continue reading