Sunday Dinner Ideas

I love the idea of Sunday Dinner. The family gathered around the table enjoying a meal that was loving homemade. I know, it seems a bit Mayberry-ish, but that's kind of what I like. A throwback to simpler times. ...more

A Tribute to my Grandparent's Sunday Dinner Tradition

Sunday Dinner a cherished Family Tradition As long as I can remember my family celebrated Sundays together feasting on delightful homemade food and baked goods. My grandparents immigrated to American from Italy leaving their family behind. No other members of their family left the mountains of Abruzzi to come here to start a new life. Having just each other as soon as they started to have a family they began their Sunday tradition of bountiful family dinners. My grandmother started cooking early in the morning before the family left for church....more

The Weekend Refresher

There is snow falling right now outside my window. I announced to my family a couple days ago that I believed we would see the first snow of the season this weekend! And, while the kids showed great excitement at the possibility, Chris felt like it wasn’t quite time. But, alas, I was right! What’s my prize? Well, I guess a neighborhood covered in white is good enough for me.A week ago, we were still melting from 80 degree temperatures and now the heat has been kicked on in my house and I find myself curled up in a blanket watching the snow fall outside. ...more

Traditional Sunday dinner? Baked tofu, roasted carrots & leeks + a loaded baked sweet potato

I actually don’t have a traditional Sunday dinner.  I do find that because I cook in bulk on the weekends I have fewer meals and find myself tasting and noshing more. Or going out to eat.  On Sunday evenings, I find myself craving a traditional, sit down dinner.  Or is that supper?  Growing up, Sunday dinner was actually the meal after church.  A meal after 5:00 p.m. was called supper. I can’t recall if it was after moving to Chicago, or later to New York, when I became a breakfast, lunch and dinner gal?...more

A Sunday Kind of Love: Roast Chicken, Mashed Parsnips and Southern Collard Greens

“… I don’t want a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, or Thursday, Friday or SaturdayOh nothing but Sundayoh yea I want a Sunday Sunday I want a Sunday kind of love Oh yea Sunday, Sunday, Sunday kind of loooove.”- The Etta James version, A Sunday Kind of Love...more

Playing With Food

    My Dear Mother is a brave soul. ...more