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Sausage and Peppers is a classic dish that will feed a crowd and seems to be an Italian favorite. The thing I find funny is that I have eaten this dish at many restaurants and at many parties, but it never tastes the same. Every cook or chef seems to have their own secret way of preparing it. I have to say, my favorite by far…is Grandma’s way.

Home! What is Home? What does it mean to us? A place of peace- rest- affection? Of gaiety- and laughter? The place we love- reverence- yearn for? Enjoy? For which we are ready to work, and plan and strive? Or does it mean confusion, inharmony? Hour after hour of petty quarrels, differences? Frowns and fault-finding? Injustice and misunderstanding? Home is first of all within ourselves. The most stately of mansions, the richest… Read More

It feels like a comfort food kind of day and nothing says comfort better than a hearty pot of homemade lentil soup. When my boys were younger, a friend and I used to spend time walking with our babies around the neighborhood . She came from a big Italian family and one day after our walk, invited me in for lunch. Her house smelled delicious and homey because of the large pot of… Read More