No Joke…I am STUFFED!!

So the peppers were MORE than a success.  I am sitting on the couch right now so stuffed from all of the delicious food from tonight’s dinner.  I am so glad I was able share my passion with such wonderful company tonight.  It is so nice to be able to enjoy great food and greatContinue reading “No Joke…I am STUFFED!!”

I’m “Stuffed”!

This Sunday I have decided to go back to the traditional, tried and true family recipes.  I am going to make Stuffed Peppers.  This meal is again one that I have made with my mother, but have never tried.  I love the rice stuffing, but I’ve never actually eaten it with the pepper.  My mom makesContinue reading “I’m “Stuffed”!”

Snow for the First Day of Spring? Not a fan.

Today is the first day of spring, and to welcome in the lovely season, snow.  Thank you Chicago.  I am so glad I did not get over zealous about the spring weather lately because I just knew it was too good to be true.  My parents came to visit this weekend and although I wasContinue reading “Snow for the First Day of Spring? Not a fan.”

Wellness Week

For the past two weeks I have been trying to eat healthy, watch my calories, and exercise.  I’ve been walking home from work, and trying to snack healthier at work on fruit (thank you Antonia for the case of Blood Oranges!!).  My family is coming to visit this weekend and in fear of not havingContinue reading “Wellness Week”

A St.Patrick’s Day Breakfast

This weekend, Chicago will be celebrating the wonderful day of St.Patrick, and dying the river a lovely shade of green.  Being Italian, St.Patrick’s day was never a big deal, but growing up, all of my friends happened to be Irish.  Very Irish.  I have even walked in the Indianapolis St.Patrick’s day parade carrying a bannerContinue reading “A St.Patrick’s Day Breakfast”

A True Kitchen Adventure II

A typical cousin dinner would not be the same without some elaborate element, so Gina and Concetta decided to get gorgeous table settings for our dinner from A Classic Party Rental.  Working at a rental company definitely has its perks for our small gatherings!  They were both so much help Saturday night and I am prettyContinue reading “A True Kitchen Adventure II”

A True Kitchen Adventure

Last night’s dinner was, to say the least, an adventure.  I learned four things last night. 1. You should melt chocolate on low heat or over boiling water. 2. How to make caramel. 3. Oil should be 350 degrees and will turn food into charcoal if too hot. 4. Cooking in a kitchen full of ItaliansContinue reading “A True Kitchen Adventure”

Uninspired or Nervous?

I am heading home this weekend and am really looking forward to everything I have planned.  I am a very family oriented person, so it is hard for me to believe I have not seen my grandparents since CHRISTMAS!!! I am really excited to be going home for a 90th birthday party on Sunday because IContinue reading “Uninspired or Nervous?”

Feeling Adventurous?

So I am sitting at my desk eating the leftover chicken soup (which might be better today than Sunday) and I realized I did not include how to make the homemade egg noodles!  I am assuming most people don’t want to take the time to do this, but if you are feeling adventurous and wantContinue reading “Feeling Adventurous?”