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Have you just finished the work week, taken a breathe….and then realized that Thanksgiving is next Thursday? Yikes! Hold on though….No worries… No Stress…We’ve got you covered!

I love January… I love Sundays, good food, time spent with family, beautiful dishes, clementines, fancy perfume, rustic recipes, fresh-cut flowers, cookbooks, everything french, quality handcrafted and useful objects, fine chocolates, special cheeses and prosciutto, Champagne, Cabernet and a top quality steak…that has been grilled to perfection. I am inspired by …people with artistic vision, kind hearts, lively conversations, vintage finds and old photos, the color red, great music of any genre,… Read More

        Over the past several months I have been living vicariously through Mimi Thorrison, author of a blog, named Manger, and a beautiful new cookbook…A Kitchen in France. I follow her blog and it is always a lovely read. Mimi’s stories and photos always manage to inspire me to get moving and to get creative. I particularly loved the following post that she shared today, co-written by her husband,… Read More

La Famiglia…. I can remember back to Christmas as a child as though it were yesterday. Christmas Eve was always spent with my Dad’s parents, and Christmas Day at my Mom’s parents. The  Grandmas from both sides were very different in their approach of entertaining, but both yielded wonderful and homey results that we looked forward to each year. As a child…Christmas was the most magical time of the year.   Time moves on and… Read More

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

Today is a great day to simmer a delicious pot of Grandma’s Sunday Sauce. If you missed the video that shows the sauce making event at Grandma’s…you can watch it herehttps://randsmeatmarket.com/2014/09/02/grandmas-sunday-sauce/ ‎ FYI…plan to spend a beautiful afternoon making this sauce. Pour yourself a glass of wine, put on your favorite tunes and be prepared for family members to taste test along the way…. Sauce Ingredients: Two 28 oz cans of Whole… Read More

  Recipes and favorite dishes handed down from generation to generation hold special places in our hearts. Scents and sounds of certain dishes being prepared can transport us back in time instantaneously. Just the other day, I was flipping through my great-grandmothers hand written recipe book. Each page is like a precious photograph dating back to a beautiful and simpler era. I especially enjoyed the paragraph below, which includes instructions on how… Read More