Sunday, March 22, 2009

Be my guest and journey with me

I am so EXCITED to finally be posting for my first time. I am jumping into uncharted waters with my baking pan and cookbook in hand. Inspired by my Mom, and her Italian sisters, I started to learn the art of baking and cooking at a very young age. My Mom was from a family of twelve. We lived with my grandparents in their house in New York. The Sunday dinner table was always set for 12 in the dining room. Twelve would be the least amount of people to show up for dinner. We ate in shifts with large colorful platters of homemade meatballs, Italian sausage and peppers, gravy (we never called it sauce) and lots of fresh made Ravioli or pasta. Dessert was always a homemade cake and local Italian pastry. Who could forget Aunt Millie's famous rice pudding which was so rich and creamy. So please be my guest and journey with me to memories of cooking past and present.


  1. Hi Joyce! Welcome to Blog Land., and especially for such a great and inspiring first post! Being married to an Italian man myself, I will love visiting your blog to glean from some of the recipes I'm sure you'll be sharing! His family has their great traditions and the names they give their own special family recipes, I'll be excited to see what all you share! I'm glad you enjoyed my GREEN face post! ;) And laughter they say gives us less wrinkles than frowning, so I'm glad I could assist in reducing wrinkles by making you laugh! ;))) You be blessed tonight! ~CC Catherine from "Catherine de th`e Cups"

  2. joyce!!! i'm typing here with one hand but i'm so excited that you started a blog AND your Italian!!!! I should have known....I have no way on contacting you please send me your e-mail address....

  3. Oh, Joyce, my grandmother and grandfather were Italian, too, and I love that heritage and its good food. Mostly though, my grandmother was the most patient woman in the mother marveled at her MIL's patience! Linda

  4. Hi Joyce

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comment. I hope you'll come again. I love meeting other bloggers. I've sure enjoyed your first post. One problem I'm hungry. LOL



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