Movie-Memory: Big Night & Stanley Tucci

        I have been watching CNN's series, STANLEY TUCCI, LOOKING FOR ITALY.  I am in bliss for several reasons: Italy, food, wine, and Tucci himself. The very first time I became aware of Tucci was in 1996. I must have read about the movie Big Night somewhere, because I was desperate to see … Continue reading Movie-Memory: Big Night & Stanley Tucci

Menu: Dreaming of Food

I don't know if it's all the take-out I've eaten over the past year or my vow to spend money more wisely, but I am obsessed with take-out from two separate local restaurants. The problem is the cost for Grub Hub is prohibitive. Neither restaurant is convenient for pick up. One of the (many) local … Continue reading Menu: Dreaming of Food

Memory: The Start of a Family Tradtion

In late January of 1966, Central New York was hit with an epic blizzard that shut the area down for days. Here's a link to some photos taken at the time. I grew up in a rural area. My aunt, uncle and four cousins lived next door on one side, my grandmother and step-grandfather lived … Continue reading Memory: The Start of a Family Tradtion

Meal: Cheese and Pie Crust

My mom always baked:  bread, cookies, cakes, and pies, all from scratch. As a child, I didn't understand why she always made extra pie crust when it was pie day. When I got older,  her secret was revealed. She would slice cheddar cheese, wrap it up in the "scraps" of pie crust, and bake it … Continue reading Meal: Cheese and Pie Crust

MJ Monday-Meals: Lunch Hour

Warning: Self-serving 1st World Whining Ahead! Pre COVID, I had a whole hour for lunch breaking up my work day. I didn't have to think about lunch, because I could run out and grab something. I could run home and grab something. I had 60 minutes to deal with food. When COVID hit, my employer … Continue reading MJ Monday-Meals: Lunch Hour