Everything’s coming up limencello

The Story: “I eat a hot grape from the market and the violet sweetness breaks open in my mouth.  It even smells purple.” This was a line written on a postcard by the leading character in the 2003 movie, “Under the Tuscan Sun” starring Diane Lane.  I had never heard of Frances Mayes the writerRead More

Gnocchi Dokey

The Story:  Chicken and Dumplings – the ultimate comfort food.  Most everyone I know has a family recipe and has an opinion about the best way to make dumplings.  If you are of a certain age, our mother’s and grandmother’s probably made their dumplings from scratch.  For the rest of you, that would be yourRead More

It’s All (Red) Gravy, Big Baby!

Did you happen to view the YouTube from yesterday of the old 1970’s commercial for Alka-Seltzer with the Italian guy saying, “that’s a spicy meatball”??  I cannot remember a time EVER that I did not love meatballs and spaghetti or meatballs and nothing.  I know many of you feel the same.  You can give itRead More