Hello 2021!

What a difference a year makes! Here’s the annual reprint of the annual history of New Years Eves… If my mom ever cooked anything special for the new year, I really don’t remember it. The first time I recall hearing about good luck New Year’s foods was when I was in the Navy. Working with lots of guys… Continue reading Hello 2021!

Easter 2019

Another day of fun times and fun food! We started off with drinks and appetizers. Naturally. Appetizers: Uncle Rudy’s Easter Pie Sweet and Spicy Shrimp Date and Pecan Pesto with Homemade Ricotta Along with Brie, Hummus, chips an pitas… And then we moved on to the Main Event: Ham with Apricot Mustard Glaze Baked Cod… Continue reading Easter 2019

Ghosts of Christmases Past

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Christmas, 1956 was the year I saw Santa Claus. In our living room! We were living on 19th Avenue in San Francisco – Mike, Judy, and me. Mom was pregnant with Arlene and Eileen. Phoebe wasn’t yet a twinkle in Pop’s eye. Mike and I shared the front bedroom that was right next to the… Continue reading Ghosts of Christmases Past

The Year of the Biscotti

Sometime last Spring, we were talking about Christmas Cookies. I know… Spring and Christmas don’t necessarily go together in most households, but… welcome to ours. I think we had just made a batch of biscotti and thought about how many different variations on a theme there actually were. And then we had one of those… Continue reading The Year of the Biscotti

Talkin’ Turkey

Today is Monday. Thanksgiving is Thursday. It’s the perfect day to cook a turkey. We’re not hosting, this year, but we still need a turkey of our own for sandwiches, soup, and all of the other fun things one does with leftover turkey. Our tradition is to make soup on Friday while decorating the house… Continue reading Talkin’ Turkey

Memorial Day 2018

It is dark and bleak outside. The rain is coming down in buckets. I guess it’s kinda fitting for a Memorial Day weekend – the weekend where we’re supposed to honor those who have died defending our country. This isn’t Veteran’s Day weekend – it’s not about people who have served in the military and… Continue reading Memorial Day 2018

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Ghosts of Christmases Past

One of my Christmas Traditions every year is to read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I love the book, love the story, and love the many movie incarnations. Growing up, we had the  30 volume Complete Works of Dickens and I read A Christmas Carol as a young tyke but the defining Scrooge Moment… Continue reading Ghosts of Christmases Past

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 didn’t have, was Nonna. She spent the holiday in… Continue reading Thanksgiving 2017

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