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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 ...

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 Da...

Torrone al Cioccolato

Torrone al Cioccolato Chocolate Torrone.  How could it be bad?  And La C...

Ghosts of Christmases Past

One of my Christmas Traditions every year is to read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I love th...

Thanksgiving 2017

This Thanksgiving will definitely be one for the Memory Book. November 23rd was our 23rd Anniversary...

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. ...

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) b...

Joey’s Camembert Caramel Crunch

Joey's Camembert Caramel Crunch This was created by our dear friend, Joey,...

Christmas Cookies 2016

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

Coconut Balls

Coconut Balls New for 2016! 3 cubes butter 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/2 cup...

Cuccidati

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The Day Before The Holiday

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