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I love the story of Strega Nona, the benevolent witch that can cure headaches, find maidens husbands, and feed the village with her magic pasta pot. I want a magic pasta pot, don’t you? I can certainly understand why her good hearted, but a bit scattered brained assistant, Big Anthony, found it fascinating. ToRead More →

(This post is a look into the inner workings of Kimara. Avert your eyes if you are squemish.) So, we all know about my hour long phone call yesterday, and how it turned in a bit of a paint debacle, which proceed into some colorful doodling, which, given the fact that it could,Read More →

My Bushia was a marvelous cook…of basic foods. And, hey, let’s face it, we consume mostly basic foods, right? As a mother of 13 children there wasn’t much time for fluff, but there was no shortage of flavor! A very Old World, traditional little lady. Now my Grandma Pearl…she was cheeky and modern.Read More →

I love shortbread with my afternoon coffee. This is our first Christmas cookie for the season (it freezes well). I have never actually made it before. This is a recipe my SIL always makes and I have to say… her’s is better 😉 . But since they moved out of state,Read More →

This year is our family’s 18th Annual Pumpkin Carving Party. Although there are lots of things to do at the last minute, I’ve developed a working list over the years that makes the actually planning a snap. Our family provides the hot dogs, desserts and hot and cold cider. EveryoneRead More →