Tag: family

Pineapple Upside-down Cake

    My most recent memory of this cake (other than when I just made this)┬áis when Stacey met my parents for the first time.   We were driving up to Wisconsin to my parent’s house and I remember Stacey was pretty worried about meeting my mom. An Italian mom meeting her son’s non-Italian girlfriend…

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Dora’s Eggplant Parmesan

  This is a dish I remember making throughout my entire life; with my mom, with my roommates in college, with my friends, and now with Stacey in our grown-up adult house. I’ve made this so much I could probably make it in my sleep.   That, of course, would be incredibly dangerous and I…

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Dora’s Cocktail Meatballs

Stax kept us in the realm of appetizers for this week’s cooking sesh, though that’s not too surprising since Stax loves snacks. Aunt Dora was the younger sister of my Grandma and was a DiBattista before she was a DiPompeo. (suuuuper Italian) There are some pretty amazing stories that followed her through life: Meeting the…

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Grandpa’s Calzone

That handsome Italian kneading dough in that picture is my Grandpa. And just in case you were worried he wasn’t Italian enough just by looking at him, his name was Al DiNunzio. I was flipping through the cookbook yesterday, trying to figure out where to start this journey, and when I saw that face smiling…

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Back to basics

It’s been a while. I wish I had some news, something interesting that kept me from writing and cooking the past few months…but I don’t. As I’ve mentioned, I struggle with depression that rears it’s ugly head from time to time and, unfortunately, keeps me from doing what I love. As a whole 2017 wasn’t…

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Pazole for MamaG

Solo cooking in MamaG’s kitchen. It’s not something I get to do often, but I got to do it last weekend. MamaG was sidelined, recovering from knee surgery. She’s now partial bionic and will soon be more bionic once she gets the other replaced. If you’ve ever gone through knee surgery, or any surgery for…

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Who we are…

I wanna write about food. I wanna write about food I cook, I wanna write about food other people cook, I wanna write about food that your mom and your mom’s mom and your mom’s mom’s mom cooks. What I mean is…I wanna write about food. As long as I can remember, food; the history…

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