Category Archives: kitchen

Kitchen Updates and Special Moments

Six days after the tear-out of our twenty-two-year-old ceramic tile kitchen floor, the new kitchen floor was declared ready to walk all-over, as was the family room floor previously covered in wall-to-wall carpeting. This practically maintenance-free porcelain tile has taken … 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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Ravioli My Way

If all the people I’ve entertained over the years got together and discussed what they ate at the Giacoletto table, ninety per cent would probably say ravioli. “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it,” I tell myself, which doesn’t say … Continue reading

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Appetizers on the Italian Riviera

Seems like only yesterday but it’s been more than two months since Hubby D and I returned from our latest visit to Northern Italy. Although we spent most of our time in the Piemonte Region, we also took a road … Continue reading

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Making Cheese, the Italian Way

In the 1890s a young woman who lived in the Piemonte Region of Northern Italy sailed to America to marry a man she had yet to meet, an Italian immigrant who came from a village not far from hers. At … Continue reading

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Left My Heart in Italy

Still dealing with an annoying case of jet lag brought on by my recent trip across The Pond—one part of my brain holding on to images of Northern Italy, the other part struggling to play catch-up with the real life … Continue reading

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Cooking in Cody

December 26, 5:00 a.m. Hubby D and I left our Christmas-decorated house and headed west, our destination Cody, Wyoming, to spend the rest of our holiday with oldest son M and family. In Nebraska we even took time out for … Continue reading

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