The Book of Love

Posting a song which I find appropriate with Valentine’s Day creeping up on us. It’s The Airborne Toxic Event’s cover of the Magnetic Fields’ The Book of Love. Great song originally! But the ATE does it right. I’ve snagged the lyrics and embedded a link below to their video, start it at 1:10. The link…

The Perfect French Toast..and Easy!

French Toast 1 cup of skim milk 2 eggs 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tspn ground nutmeg 1/4 tspn vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract 7-8 large pieces of day old seedless Italian bread, like scali. Fresh bread will rip when moistened with mixture, so day old or stale bread is the best. Heat a…

My Personal Story, Surgery and Recovery

This post is for the women, and girls, out there in need of more information about this type of surgery. I am writing this as a diary explaining my personal journey and experiences before and after. Some of you might be asking what type of surgery I had. In late 2009, I had a breast…

Polpette

I often reference my Mother, the Sicilian Goddess of the kitchen, because she really is an amazing cook.  Really I should get her an apron with that personalized.  Her meatballs are savory, bite-sized portions of perfection. One thing my Mom taught me about her meatballs, which is something she learned from my Nonna, is that they are not…

Chili

Beef Chili 2.5 pounds ground beef 1 15 oz can white beans, drained and rinsed 2 28 oz can tomato sauce 1/2 cup of room temperature water 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 large yellow onion, chopped 1 large red pepper, chopped 1 cup chopped carrots ¼ cup chile powder ¼ cup paprika 3 tablespoons ground…

Football Fun- Sangria!

Today we are all in our Patriot’s gear ready for some football!  This afternoon we will be jetting off to our friends nearby for the game and good family fun.  We decided that we’d make our chili to bring over…and some of our sangria.  The chili, which smells amazing, is still simmering, so I thought…

Support Your Local Shops!

December 7th, 2012, my town had their Holiday Happenings Night. They shut down Main Street and all the shops along the downtown main area opened up an extra two hours and there were many festivities for the families along the way; hayrides, photos, a tree lighting, cocoa, etc. So I thought it a good opportunity…

Flu…is not for this bird

It’s 8:24PM on Thursday. I have been in bed since Sunday night. What a crappy week this has been fighting this bug. The only spark of hope is that I actually am progressing back to health. When I woke this morning, I was trying to psych myself up with feeling even better. This move usually…

I’m alive

What an insane few days with this flu. Yesterday was the worst of it with sleeping the entire day away. Tossed, turned, and was a complete sweaty mess. I hope this is over. Still feel horrible. The fever hasn’t ended yet, but way better than yesterday. The body and joint aches are the worst. Last…

The Flu. Sucks.

Today I spent it in bed. Haven’t gotten out of this cotton pillow palace for much. I think I am making an indent in the mattress! Sounds more fun than it is. Believe me. I am a heated, sick, coughing mess. Nyquil has lent me the rest I desperately needed from last night at 8:30pm….