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Lasagna, Sydney's Favorite Italian Meal

Lasagna, Sydney's Favorite Italian Meal

Lasagna, is a Noto tradition; I can’t image the up-roar that would occur if lasagna was not prepared at least once a month. Lasagna is on every major Noto Holiday table; both DF and Sydney remind me all Thanksgiving morning to prepare the lasagna (as if I could...
You made Me Sauce You, and All The Time You Knew It

You made Me Sauce You, and All The Time You Knew It

My husband, DF, is apart of a wonderful mammoth Italian family. When we announced our engagement (of course there was a huge party) my grandmother-in-law kindly with seriousness informed me I would need to learn the family sauce recipe. I thought marinara sauce how...
Hey Chicken, Stock It to Me

Hey Chicken, Stock It to Me

During the Fall/Winter seasons it is our family’s tradition to prepare stocks and a special Italian sauce (to be Β given in a later post). Since both take at least 8 hours we try to prepare at least one type of stock and sauce on the same day. I remember when...
One Potato, Two Potato, Sydney and I Dined on Potatoes

One Potato, Two Potato, Sydney and I Dined on Potatoes

DF has had dinner work nights all week, he designed a web program and app. He was the cover story for Investment Advisor, 10/2011 issue; though Sydney and I are bursting with pride we have not had many family dinners (between traveling and dinner engagements). When...
Good Morning Sunshine Omelet

Good Morning Sunshine Omelet

Last night we decided to bring takeout home, which is not a common practice, I ended up with food poisoning so intense I was culred-up into a ball on our bedroom floor from 11:45 to 4:00 am. DF had been working in his study; when he finished and decided to call it an...
Fiesta It's Monday: Shrimp Fajitas Night

Fiesta It's Monday: Shrimp Fajitas Night

Ever since Sydney was young (about 2 years old) Monday night has been our family’s Shrimp Fajita Night. My husband, DF, is a workaholic, but I have always insisted we have dinner as a family. Anyone with young children knows how hard it can be to have their...