Category Archives: Dining

Tomato Sundae, Anyone?

I’ve written before about my friend E, caterer, farmer, and food preservationist extraordinaire who often challenges my ingenuity with summertime gifts of produce that require immediate attention to avoid spoilage. Such was the case several weeks ago when she passed … Continue reading

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Marinara Sauce, My Way

Hubby D and I were driving home from our place at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks when my cell phone rang. It was my good friend E, who along with her husband J, have a successful year-round catering business, mostly … Continue reading

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Omelet, Anyone?

Unless I’m traveling, I seldom sit down to breakfast in a restaurant or diner. But when those few occasions do arise, I’m rarely satisfied with the results. Even when perusing a substantial buffet, I wind up with the most basic … Continue reading

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Project Casalago

You may recall my recent blog “Hanging Out with the Guys.” The one about Hubby D and me driving to Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks and passing two of his fishing buddy friends who were parked alongside Interstate 70. We … Continue reading

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Hanging Out with the Guys

Time sure flies when you’re having fun. Or, time can be your enemy when self-imposed deadlines don’t materialize, especially those involving major construction projects. Hard to believe but it’s been nine months since our family decided to enlarge Casalago, our … Continue reading

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Favorite Time for Creativity

Phew! We, as in Hubby D and I, have survived another holiday season. Son #1 and family came from two directions, Wyoming and Upstate New York, making Christmas extra special for the entire Giacoletto clan. To add to the ten-day … Continue reading

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One Thing Leads to Another

Our first kitchen tear-up/redo started some years ago with the demise of the self-cleaning cycle on our 1970s avocado green GE electric range. Considering the cost and practicality to repair an appliance that came with the house, we decided to … Continue reading

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