Bittersweet Days

I’m thinking love Love, love, love More sweet than bitter. Bittersweet by Big Head Todd and the Monsters So I finished Atlas of the Heart, the new book by Brene Brown about the eighty-seven emotions humans experience and how they effect our lives. I related to a lot of the passages, but was especially movedContinue reading “Bittersweet Days”

Aunt Josie’s Pickled Eggplant

My Aunt Josie used to tell a story about the first time she went to Italy to visit her cousins. They had been communicating via telephone (my Aunt Emma could speak Italian) but had never met. So Josie (and I’m assuming the other sisters) flew to Rome to visit. At the airport, they searched forContinue reading “Aunt Josie’s Pickled Eggplant”

My B(re)ad Problem

After watching my newest grandson Liam Jack this week for 8 hours (9 to 5) on Tuesday, my back was killing me so I decided I need to work on my core, because everyone knows the secret to a healthy back is a strong core. There’s just one little problem- I like bread. Eating breadContinue reading “My B(re)ad Problem”

Tik Tok Pasta

So tick tock, it’s close to dinnertime on a weekday and you have nothing planned for dinner. Solution? This easy Tik Tok sensation, the recipe for Pasta with Tomatoes and Feta. It was super easy to put together and delicious, with the tomatoes taking on a sun-dried tomato flavor and the feta melting into toContinue reading “Tik Tok Pasta”

Balsamic Brown Butter Ravioli

If I had to pick my favorite pasta, it would have to be filled pasta, whether ravioli, tortellini or agnolotti. This is probably some kind of sacrilege to my Italian heritage, as I never remember eating any of these at my Nanny’s house for Spaghetti Sunday’s, but there you have it. Apparently I’m an ItalianContinue reading “Balsamic Brown Butter Ravioli”