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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.

Peruse the site and have some fun! There are several thousand recipes just waiting for you!

Sourdough Bread

Sourdough Bread – Two Ways

I’ve just spent the past 10 days making sourdough bread. Well… Most of the time was sitting around and waiting for the starter to start – and then throwing out one batch that didn’t start – but methinks the end result was worth it. Really worth it! T...

Martin's Sausage

Martin’s Sausage – Reading Terminal Market

We headed into the city, today, to see the new Cherry Street Pier that just opened on the Delaware River. For this being its opening weekend, I have to say I was pretty underwhelmed. It doesn’t seem to know what it is… Or, at least, we couldn’t figure it out. T...

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...

Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e Fagioli

In the song That’s Amore, Dean Martin sings “When the stars make you drool, just like a pasta fazool, that’s amore”. Pasta Fazool. So how did fagioli become fazool? Because, while the Italian word for beans is fagioli, the Neapolitan word is fasule. To ma...

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 ...

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

A few weeks ago, Victor made sweet potato gnocchi. We had no plans for it other than freezing for use at another date and time. Today was that day and time. There is something about homemade pasta that really can’t be adequately described. It’s over-the-top good ̵...

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