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Zeppoles

One of the fun things about being married to an Italian is the recipes with the funny names. One of...

Lentil Soup

When Providence hands you a ham bone, have Victor make Lentil Soup. Well… that’s what I...

New Year’s Eve 2015

While Victor and I were eating dinner tonight, we realized we were on our third official New Year&#...

Victor’s Pasta Sauce

  I am one happy guy, tonight – I have 14 quarts of homemade pasta sauce canned, labelled...

Italian Wedding Soup

The benefit to working on a Sunday is dinner awaiting me when I get home. And tonight’s dinne...

Fun Food with Old Friends

We had dear friends stop by for an all-too-brief overnight visit. The fun thing about overnight vis...

Butternut Squash Soup

I just love coming home to dinner on the table! It really is one of life’s great luxuries. I ...

Stuffed Peppers

This has not been a stellar year for our backyard garden, but the few things we have gotten have be...

Seafood Pappardelle

I’m not sure where to start, tonight. Should I start with the light-as-air homemade pappardel...

Pre-Birthday Bash

Tomorrow is my 62nd birthday. I remember as a child of the ’50s thinking that in the year 200...

Pasta Salad

One of the Rites of Summer is a bottomless bowl of pasta salad in the ‘fridge. I usually leav...

Sunday Dinner

  It’s raining. The perfect excuse to stay inside and make pasta and bake bread. Or, rat...

Alaskan Cod

  I love it when Victor heads into the kitchen. We love the same foods but we do cook differen...

Sunday Sauce

  Welcome to Sunday at the Dineen/Martorano household. Just starting to simmer on the stove is...

Orecchiette al Tonno

  My clever ruse worked. And, it worked even better than I had hoped! I was looking through an...