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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 you...

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 ...

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) butter 2/3 cup sugar 3 eggs...

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

New for 2016! 3 cubes butter 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp c...

Cuccidati

Cuccidati Cuccidati ...

The Day Before The Holiday

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

Easter 2016

What a fun, relaxing day! You’d think with 15 people coming to dinner, little kids, a crazy do...

La Vigilia and Crab Cioppino

The Feast of the Seven Fish… Christmas Eve was once a day of abstinence in the Catholic Churc...

Christmas Cookies 2015

  It’s beginning to look a lot like Diabetic Coma… That means it’s the Annua...