Mary Ann and me

Mary Ann Esposito and I go way back. Okay, sort of. I met her in real life at a Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School event in 2008. (Also, once I saw her at the Market Basket, but I didn't actually talk to her. Does that count?) I really met her for the first time in my … Continue reading Mary Ann and me

Connection

I was just watching Valerie Bertinelli's new cooking show on the Food Network. It turns out that Karen's Kitchen isn't so different from Valeries's Kitchen. She was making a buffet for a Christmas gathering and it consisted of lasagna, salad, and a favorite Italian cookie from childhood. I realized as I watched that one of … Continue reading Connection

Organization (or lack thereof)

Organization? Thy name is not Karen. I have stuff. A lot of stuff. I have decided that I am ready to let stuff go. Keep it simple. Stupid. I have so many recipes and such that I have cut out, ripped out, torn out of magazines and newspapers and NEVER MADE. I should just throw them … Continue reading Organization (or lack thereof)

Mary Ann Esposito’s new book

Ciao Italia Family Classics: More than 200 Treasured Recipes from 3 Generations of Italian Cooks by Mary Ann Esposito My rating: 5 of 5 stars It's by Mary Ann Esposito...what else do you really need to know? Well, here's one thing: follow her on Facebook: she is quite generous with her tips and recipes! View … Continue reading Mary Ann Esposito’s new book