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Sicilian Cod Fish Recipe

This Sicilian cod fish recipe is another one of my mom’s recipes from when she was growing up. It was passed down from her grandma.  And it’s delicious and easy to make. There are other ones out there, however they typically feature black olives. But I’m not sure if the difference in ingredients is due […]

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The Best Homemade Taco Salad

This is one of my own recipes that I just threw together one day, several years ago. And I’ve been making it ever since. I like it, because it’s easy, and I’m all about easy when it comes to preparing food. But it also tastes great. Tell me what you think after you’ve tried the […]

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Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos

When my husband worked as a fireman, he came up with this easy sheet pan chicken nachos recipe for his shift, which he then shared with me. I make it frequently, because it’s tasty and very simple. Especially for nights when I don’t really want to cook or time is an issue. It combines canned […]

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Some Hurts Heal Only with Time

Grieving Over a Recent Loss I didn’t have my regularly scheduled post up last week, because I had to travel out of town, back to Dallas for the memorial service for my dad. My mom asked me to write the eulogy or similar for the pastor to read, so I did, thinking about not only […]

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Chicken Soup With Acini Di Pepe

This chicken soup with Acini di Pepe recipe was passed down through the generations on my mother’s side. It goes back when, I’m told, her ancestors lived in Sicily till they emigrated to New York. My mother learned this recipe from her mom. And she probably started making it by the time she was a […]

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Polish Cabbage Pierogi Recipe

Every New Year’s Day I grew up having pierogis and gwumpkies (or golumpkies) at my maternal grandparents house until we moved away from Arizona. That’s when I was entering the 3rd grade. Pierogis are one of my favorite foods, probably because there’s a mixture of dough and butter. But it’s the Polish cabbage pierogi recipe […]

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Papatelli

This recipe is one that’s been handed down to me from my mom, which was handed down to her from her own mom; then back generations, originating in Sicily. And they resemble biscotti in a lot of ways, only they are Sicilian cookies. Also, when looking up Papatelli, I saw pictures of them that looked […]