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Our Biannual Dinner with Linda and David

Twice a year we have dinner with our friends Linda and David.  July at their house to celebrate Linda’s and my birthday, and the week between Christmas and New Year for our holiday festivities.  It’s great.  They love food just as much as we do...

Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, and Gravy

It’s definitely been a while since I whipped up a meatloaf. No particular reason other than I’ve just been making other things, but tonight meatloaf called my name. I make a pretty basic meatloaf.  Nothing fancy.  Which reminds me of when I open...

Lentil Soup and Fresh-Baked Bread

It’s raining outside.  It started raining yesterday on our way home from North Jersey.  It&...

The Feast of the Seven Fishes

It’s festa dei sette pesci – Feast of the Seven Fishes. It’s an Italian-American...

Playing Catsup. er… Catch-up…

We’ve been playing with cookies so much, I haven’t made time to talk about all the fun ...

Cookie Trays

The weather is cold but gorgeous out.  It’s time to start delivering cookies!  I hate to ad...

Beard on Bread, Tim on Chili

  By far, one of the best bread-baking books out there is Beard on Bread. The beauty of anythin...

Re-Purposed Pot Pie

When I made the crust for the Mincemeat pie the other day, I had a good-sized disk of dough left ov...

Mincemeat Pie

We were talking last night and Victor said he had never had a Mincemeat Pie.  I was surprised.  W...

Oma’s Christmas Stollen

  OMG!  You should smell this house right now!  I have died and gone to Culinary Heaven! I...

Not Cookies For Dinner

Okay.  I’ve OD’d on cookies and candy – already! Well… not really.  I do ...

‘Tis The Season

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Cookie Baking Continues

We started with Pizzelle’s this morning…  Uncle Rudy’s recipe. 30 seconds per b...

Baking Cookies

We’ve barely even started when Uncle Victor whacks Gino in the face with a handful of flour....

Christmas Cookies 2009

‘Tis the Season to bake cookies! Our most favorite annual tradition is tomorrow – Gino ...