Merry Christmas

May you all have a blessed day – remember the reason we celebrate… And take a moment to remember our military – away from their families, close at heart.

Something to spice up your holidays ~

Bless us this holiday, with quietness of mind; teach us to be patient and always to be kind. adapted from original quote by Helen Steiner Rice   Spiced Pumpkin Loaves ~   16 oz pumpkin puree 1 2/3 c sugar 2/3 cup vegetable oil (or 1/3 each applesauce and oil) 2 tsp vanilla 4 eggs,…

Ravioli di patate con ripieno di melanzane

  A dear friend and mentor, C. D’Bramo asked me to translate this incredible ravioli recipe… I now cannot wait to try it! Oh my! Potato Ravioli stuffed with Eggplant 1 lb potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 cups flour, plus additional if needed  2 eggplants, peeled and cubed 3.5 oz smoked cheese (scamorza, if you…

a baking fool ~ a perfect marriage of Italian and Danish

        fool  (fl) n. 1. One who is deficient in judgment, sense, or understanding. 2. One who acts unwisely on a given occasion. 3. One who has been tricked or made to appear ridiculous; a dupe. 4. Informal A person with a talent or enthusiasm for a certain activity. 5. A member of a royal or noble household who…

holidays

      My wish for all my family and friends this holiday season ~ to find a tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace. love &…

Favorites ~

a small token of thanks, memories, moments shared with family, moments shared with friends, moments shared with a stranger, bi bim bop, sun rise, stars, mountain streams, chocolate cake, the ocean, creamy tomato soup with Thai sweet chili sauce and white beans, a child’s laughter, kindness ~ the random kind, good music that moves my soul ~ rocks…