Life is better with one foot in your shopping cart!
Sep22

Life is better with one foot in your shopping cart!

This weekend Mario and I drove down to Rhode Island to visit my cousin and his family. We only live about 1 hour apart yet we always have the most challenging time finding a weekend we BOTH are free. Between travel schedules and other commitments we had to get this visit on the calendar 3 months in advance. We arrived mid-day to the boisterous welcome of two very excited children. My 2 little cousins aged 6 and 3 have enough energy...

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Struffoli
Jan01

Struffoli

What would the holidays be without a heaping pile of stuffoli swimming in honey and generously topped with colorful sprinkles? For those unfamiliar with this seasonal treat it is an Italian specialty usually made at Christmas time. My Aunt Rose made struffoli every year and she didn’t hold back! She would make a huge platter piled high for each household in the family. It isn’t difficult to make but it is time consuming....

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Cinquecento
Dec22

Cinquecento

This year Mario, Paula and I decided that in lieu of exchanging gifts we would instead go out for a really nice dinner and celebrate Christmas together eating and drinking the night away. I mean do I really need Mario to get me another bottle of cologne or does Paula need us to get her another purple shirt that may or may not need to be returned? The gift of our time and enjoying a new dining experience was so much better and will now...

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