August2015

Oh the memories!

There are certain foods, at least for me, that elicit fond memories of growing up. Eggplant Parmesan is one of those foods. I remember being in my kitchen as a child with my mom and dad making eggplant parm. It would take forever the entire process: the dipping, the frying, the stacking, the baking. When the cutlets were all fried my siblings and I and…

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Party Planning 101

Your brother calls you to tell you that you are hosting the family Holiday party this year:  1) You say no I can’t do it or  2) You take on the challenge. Well if your answer is number 2, I am here to help. Hosting a party can be overwhelming if you are not a planner. The best way to approach any large party or gathering is…

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My Love of Lasagna

My love of lasagna grew sometime after college when I visited a friend’s house for dinner. This was a real Italian family like mine, and they knew how to cook. The family had owned and operated a family restaurant, both mom and dad, for over 20 years in a major city.  I visited with the family and we all instantly had a bond. That Sunday…

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