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Mafaldine and Semelle

We just had a quiet dinner at home. Nonna is off with her eldest son, so it was time to break out the long noodles and bake some bread. Nonna’s no longer a fan of noodles – spaghetti, linguine, pappardelle – so we don’t have them as oft...

Preparing for a Blizzard

The weather forecasting for tonight and tomorrow has run the gamut – from a huge storm to no big deal to a big storm to ::drum roll, please:: a blizzard. Yes, a blizzard. Middle of March, anywhere from 12″ to 2 feet of snow, falling 3″ to 4&#...

Sunday in the Kitchen

We’ve been out of Victor’s pasta sauce for a couple of weeks. Since the garden tomatoes ...

Canning Little Grandma’s Eggplant Appetizer

Mother Nature is smiling down on us because one eggplant plant is producing eggplant for the world! ...

Garden Bounty

We did a bit of tag-teaming in the kitchen, today.  We picked a bit of produce from the yard and ha...

Sunday in the Kitchen

It’s been a fun day in the kitchen. I made Mint Pepper Jelly and fried peppers, and Victor mad...

Sunday Sauce

A rainy Sunday is the perfect day to replenish our supply of pasta sauce. Actually, any day is perf...

Papardelle with Guanciale

The guanciale has been calling my name for a week. Today, I decided to answer. And before I had eve...

Scallops and Homemade Cavatelli

I’ve been staring at a bag of cavatelli in the freezer since Victor made it a few weeks ago wh...