Friday, June 8, 2007

By way of introduction...

Let me just start off by saying the forthcoming meal was not supposed to be my first entry.

My first entry was supposed to be a classic, Italian-American tomato sauce with meatballs. How exciting! For days, I thought about how I would lay out the ingredients & take loving pictures of sausage links. Oddly enough, those thoughts didn't show up on Sauce Day.

Well, that's not entirely true...the thoughts, they were late. Everything was happily sizzling & splattering in olive oil when I realized that I hadn't documented so much as a single clove of garlic. Yeah. Not happy. Plus, imagine the fun in trying to explain to my little Nonnie (my assistant for the day) why I was artfully arranging cans of crushed tomatoes. Ah well...

Since I now have a freezer crammed with packages of thick, meaty, tomato-y goodness - that one's going to have to wait. In the meantime I give you...Pasta with Sausage & Broccoli! (We have fancy names around here - take note!)

This was a spur of the moment decision. I needed to dispel the funk of blowing the PERFECT FIRST ENTRY (there was much sighing & despair). But hey, look! Sausage! I should have the entry up over the weekend.

So I hope you enjoy reading about my adventures in the kitchen. Keep in mind that much of the stuff here will not have wacky ingredients or crazy techniques - there are plenty of other blogs for that. I am not a fancy person & the main audience for my cooking is not a fancy eater. (Hi honey!) I just want everyone to come, hang out & feel free to share their own experiences. Mangia!


Katy said...


Congrats on getting this up and running. I look forward to keeping up with your adventures in the kitchen and sharing your culinary delights!!


Mama Strega said...

I am not surprised that you now have a cooking blog. You have been fascinated with cooking for the longest time and it shows. You have made many delicious meals and I can't wait to see some of them posted on your blog.

Happy cooking!!

Anonymous said...


Thank you for bringing your love of cooking and heritage to myself and my family.

I look forward to making this meal :)


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading your recipes and the way that you describe how to make them. I will check your blog from time to time to get ideas for dinner.
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