I don’t remember my mom making chicken noodle soup as a kid, as comforting as it is to me. I remember her making “vegetable soup”, which curiously enough was made with big chunks of beef…Oh, OK. Maybe she called it “beef vegetable”. Either way, it wasn’t one of my favorites (sorry, Mom). Might have been [...]
Work was cancelled today, which I wasn’t expecting, so I’m feeling giddy. After all, Blizzard 2011, as they are calling it, is still raging outside here in Chicago. I was not feeling as giddy driving home on the Edens expressway last night just as the storm hit. But today, I’m on my laptop writing to [...]
We call this beloved dish,“SHKA-DOHL” and beans. Again with the Italian.
Because I grew up eating this, I thought everybody else did too. But, maybe you didn’t, so I want to make sure you know its beauty.
When it’s raw, escarole may taste a bit bitter. But when it’s cooked, it loses that bitterness and has a [...]
Leftovers get a bad rap, don’t they?
“We’re having leftovers tonight?!”
I happen to think many things taste even better the next day. So instead of writing (much) about our Easter dinner, I thought I would tell you about our beloved leftovers, which are equally as exciting to me.
My family celebrates Easter, and we always have ham [...]
I do know how we make pasta fazool in my family, but I thought I would ask my mom to run the recipe by me the other day.
She said to me, “Recipe? What recipe?”
As you may or may not know, there really are no recipes in our family. A little of this, a pinch [...]