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Thanksgiving 2017

This Thanksgiving will definitely be one for the Memory Book. November 23rd was our 23rd Anniversary! What better way for the two of us to celebrate an anniversary than with a holiday all about food?!? And food, we had. What – or, rather, who – we ...

Prime Rib and the Ghosts of Christmas’ Past

The quiet day turned into a quiet night. And a really great dinner. And a great dessert. Prime Rib. Not something I buy often. Nor anything I cook often. Lord knows I cooked enough of them in my early Hyatt days, but not so much, anymore. Granted, it’s o...

Christmas Eggnog Cake

It’s a really quiet Christmas Day around here. Almost too quiet. Both of us are used to loud, ...

Three of the Seven Fishes

Merry Christmas Eve – La Vigilia  – The Feast of the Seven Fish. We’re home this ...

Pistachio Biscotti

Pistachio Biscotti 2 3/4 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 cube (stick) butter 2/3 cup sugar 3 eggs...

Joey’s Camembert Caramel Crunch

This was created by our dear friend, Joey, for work many moons ago. It’s a perennial favorite...

Christmas Cookies 2016

‘Tis the Season! The annual excessive cookie baking has started! Well… Making the doughs...

Coconut Balls

New for 2016! 3 cubes butter 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp c...

Cuccidati

Cuccidati The Filling – should be made a day or two in advance 1 lb dried figs 1 lb dried dates ...

The Day Before The Holiday

The only thing better than a holiday is celebrating the day before while the weather is still good. ...

Easter 2016

What a fun, relaxing day! You’d think with 15 people coming to dinner, little kids, a crazy do...

La Vigilia and Crab Cioppino

The Feast of the Seven Fish… Christmas Eve was once a day of abstinence in the Catholic Churc...

Christmas Cookies 2015

  It’s beginning to look a lot like Diabetic Coma… That means it’s the Annua...

Starting the Christmas Cookies

Oh the weather outside is delightful… It’s 72° today in beautiful, sunny Pennsylvania. ...