Tim and Victor's Totally Joyous Recipes

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We have recipes from family reunions, heart-healthy from the ’90s, artery-clogging from the ’60’s, rustic breads, gooey desserts, hundreds of recipes from friends and family, quick and easy ideas, and whatever we decided to pull together for dinner.
Eclectic, to say the least.

And eclectic really does sum up what it’s all about – fun food for fun people with something for any occasion.

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Spiedini di Pollo, Fagioli, e Prugne

I get a daily email from La Cucina Italiana magazine – in Italian. It always has lots of recipes – also in Italian. My web browser automatically translates to English, but we all know how web translators can butcher a language. I think it’s especially true with ...



When life hands you lemons, it’s time to make Limoncello! As we all must surely know by now, Limoncello is an Italian cordial – but what we may or may not know, is that it’s a relative newcomer to the game. There is no historical documentation regarding the use ...

pork tenderloin

Pork Tenderloin

The planned dinner tonight was a pork tenderloin. Planned, as in I took a pork tenderloin out of the freezer. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but then, that’s not unusual. I tend to kinda wing things, ya know?!? After bacon, the tenderloin is pretty much the w...

Fresh Bread

The End of Week Five

We’re both down ten pounds! What a way to go! It’s pretty crazy. I feel good – sore, but good. I honestly never saw myself as a person who would go to a gym – let alone semi-enjoy it! It’s rather amazing how 1) difficult it is and 2) easy it is. I kn...

Vanilla Cake for Two

Since I made a Chocolate Cake for Two a couple of weeks ago, I thought it time to make a Vanilla Cake for Two. I love cake. hell – I love desserts, period. This is where I really take after my mother.  You’ll note in the cook books she put together over the years tha...

Italian Cookies

The Social Security Birthday – and a Four-Day Birthday Weekend

One of the [many] fun things about being retired, is I can take a 4-day birthday weekend and not have to use vacation days! We get to just go. Well… after arranging the Nonna-Sitter, and all… but, you get the idea. It’s totally liberating to just do things when ...

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