When you host a party always have some freshly cut flowers on your table or counter. I get them from my yard. It brings color into your kitchen, and is an organic and inexpensive way to decorate a space. Hosting a party is right up there with one of my favorite things to do. Enjoy the rest of your summer! xo

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A Neighborly Visit

I have fond memories of going to my Italian grandmother’s and my Aunt Millie’s house on Sundays. They lived in a two-story home located in a small Italian neighborhood.  Everybody knew them. Any time you stopped by, there was always company, and someone speaking Italian. Aunt Millie was the ultimate chef. She would always have mounds of food ready to be eaten the moment her…

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Summer Pasta Salad

Summer is the time for family gatherings and picnics. Everyone always wants to contribute a meal, but doesn’t want to bring a dish that will spoil in the hot sun. This is a great option. It’s the perfect make-ahead salad for a picnic or a summer party. If you haven’t been to the Mediterranean, this salad will bring you there in one delicious bite. I…

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