Separation At The Boarder

Family is the foundational element of our society

Father’s Day With Out My Father

This Sunday will be the 29th Father’s Day without my dad. He passed away in August 1988. It seems like yesterday he was here , yet it also seems like an eternity. Thus begging the tricky question of what to do on Father’s Day when you no longer have a father. For some, I imagine... Continue Reading →

Mothers Day Without My Mom

Mothers Day...That great happy amazing day to get to celebrate the life and love between you and the greatest person in your life you’re mom. Your mom if she was anything like mine was  given up everything for you. She's made countless sacrifices and loved you unconditionally no matter what. Of course there should be... Continue Reading →

Wheel of Fortune Puzzle was my home town

My ancestors founded Youngstown Ohio and it was cool to learn that it was last nights final puzzle. What Happened to Youngstown Township? The Mahoning Valley is part of a tract of land that once belonged to the state of Connecticut. Connecticut’s Western Reserve was bordered north and south by Lake Erie and the forty-first... Continue Reading →

Pasta and Chimichurri Sauce

I love to cook. But sometimes when your not feeling up to par I like something healthy and fast without ordering take out. This dish is on the table in no time. Enjoy Pasta and Chimichurri •16oz angel hair pasta Sauce •1 1/2 cup parsley •2 fresh basil leaves •4 cloves garlic •Juice of half... Continue Reading →

Vegetable Lasagna

I love cooking. The house smells amazing. Reminds me when I was a kid and your mom and grandmother cooked sauce all day. This doesn't take all day but looks and smells the entire house like it did. Ingredients •20 lasagna noodles •3 tablespoons olive oil  •2 shallots, roughly chopped  •3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped ... Continue Reading →

Beans and Greens

White Beans and Escarole with Fresh Herbs and Lemon Ingredients: • 1 medium onion, finely diced • 3 large cloves garlic, minced • 15-ounce can white beans, rinsed and drained • 2 cups (or so) of escarole, roughly chopped • 1 cup chicken broth • 1/4cup (or so) mixed herbs (I used flat leaf parsley,... Continue Reading →

Lemon Desserts

Lemon-lovers rejoice! This limoncello cake offers a decadent flavor and texture that's hard to beat. Incorporate lemon and limoncello liquor into the cake batter, and then indulge in the mascarpone cheese icing that blends lemon curd and mascarpone cheese with whipped cream. The lady fingers are soaked in lemon syrup spiked with Limoncello and there's... Continue Reading →

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