That's Italian

Wow, It's what I live for. Last fall I was so lucky to be part of an adventure to Florence.  A wonderful woman, Marie Ashcraft, invited us to stay with her in an apartment, located just steps from the Mercado market. My companions and I went to all the expected tourist spots, but what was probably the highlight of my trip, was the afternoon I spent in a 1000 year old Tuscan Farm home, drinking Chianti and making fresh pasta.  Afterwards we went upstairs where our hostess prepared for us a glorious traditional meal. We dined on fried eggplant frittata, spinach ravioli, linguini with fresh tomato and bay leaf sauce and for dessert tiramisu.  I booked the outing with Accidental Tourist , a small private company who limits it's groups to about 10 guests. You get to visit private estates and homes, not the typical stops on many daily tours. 

Halloween for the Teens!

My son is on the refreshment committee for the Middle School dances, which means, I am too.
He wanted to make Eye Ball Cookies and Spider Peanut Butter cookies. Why not homemade
Focaccia Fingers with Blood Red Marinara dipping Sauce.

FUNdrasier Go Dragons!

The Dragons Lacrosse Team has does a dessert auction every year to help pay for their program. I asked if they wanted a traditional cake or a Dragon cake....they said Dragon!