October is Fall and Apple Picking and Halloween and Pumpkins. We make our first of many batches of Pumpkin Cookies right about now. Makes many but they go fast.
Pumpkin Cookies – makes 6 dozen
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cup flour
What a tribute to a legendary Italian cook – her recipe included in her obituary in the New York Times.
In Emilio Romagna last summer we had many versions of the pasta from the region she was raised in.
Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce
During our month of days in Italy we literally stumbled on this lovely restaurant on Sirmione. An old castle town on a peninsula jutting out into Lake Guarda, with a view of the lake on both sides. We were walking along the old cobbled streets when we spied this niche in the [...]
And what a celebration we had! Our Brazilian daughter in law became an American citizen and we provided all the pomp and circumstance we could muster. Our 45 star flag adorned the front of our house, and a bit of history here, the 45th state was Utah in 1896 and [...]
Why are kitchens so big in America? Research shows as kitchens get larger with every possible appliance and convenience, there is muchless cooking happening. We spent a month in Italy, our house was quite large but our kitchen was tiny as are most in Italy, and Europe for [...]
Off the beaten path, just Italians and 2 Americanos. Our house on the square, where daily life took place. Each morning we would see the Apennines from our window, still green since the blazing sun was late in arriving after long long [...]
Seems obvious doesn’t it, but research shows that people aren’t cooking in their kitchens anymore. Great huge kitchens with the latest appliances, even more than one of refrigerator, sink, oven etc but not cooking. How crazy is that?
Some things I love about my adequate but spatially challenged [...]
I love Julia Child and have just finished her biography “Dearie”. At about 600 pages it includes everything from her childhood pranks to her eventful adulthood and I love it all. I thought I knew a lot about her. I own and have read all of her [...]