Traditional Meals

Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving holds a special place in my heart.  The Wednesday before Thanksgiving was the big prep day. My mom would enlist my help to make her mom’s dressing or as we call it Mama’s Dressing.  I loved spending time with mom, so this was a great way to kick off the Holiday weekend. We would spend hours peeling the potatoes, so many potatoes!! It reminds…

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An Italian Easter Tradition

      I have fond memories of going to my Italian grandmother’s and my Aunt Millie’s house for Easter. 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…

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A Southern Classic

Try some Grits this winter! Take the edge off the cold air with this hearty and heartwarming Southern Classic. This dish is great for a light lunch or add garlic and butter sautéed shrimp and scallions and serve for a light dinner. Either way you will be transported to the South with this melody of flavors. It is nutritious, delicious and you cannot beat the price! …

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