2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted   Filling Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 1 and 1/2 cups Confectioner’s sugar 1 egg 1 tsp. vanilla 1 14oz can crushed pineapple 2 cups whipped cream (prepared from a small carton of whipping cream) Cool Whip, or Dream Whip – can […]

Vacation Schedule 2017

Days are longer, weather is warmer, school is out, summer is here and the grandchildren are asking how long before we go to the beach. Olivia, just turning 4, can’t wait for her “sleepover” with all her cousins. That being said, we have booked our annual family beach vacation and we will gather, again, at […]

My Dad and why I Love Baseball

I’ve been a baseball fan since I was in grade school, maybe even before that, but I do remember telling my first grade teacher, Sister Michael, that I had been to a baseball game that previous Sunday and that was why I had a suntan. My love for the game was born early on because […]

Red Skelton Pledge of Allegiance

THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: I: Me, an individual, a committee of one. PLEDGE: Dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self pity. ALLEGIANCE: My love and my devotion. TO THE FLAG: Our standard, Old Glory, a symbol of freedom. Wherever she waves, there’s respect because your loyalty has given her a dignity that […]

Fresh Tomato Pie

When tomatoes are running wild in your garden, try this for a tasty treat: Ingredients 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 ¼ cups cherry tomatoes – cut in half length-wise ½ teaspoon kosher salt, divided 7 large eggs, at room temperature 1/3 cup heavy cream – best at room temperature ½ cup basil leaves – […]

Mother’s Day Recipe

FRENCH TOAST BAKE 1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick) 1 cup brown sugar 1 loaf of thickly sliced bread 4 eggs 11/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla Powdered sugar for sprinkling Cinnamon for sprinkling Melt butter in microwave & add brown sugar – stir till mixed. Pour butter/sugar mix into bottom of 9 x 13 […]

Easter Message

Dear Friends and Valued Customers, JUST A QUICK REMINDER ………                EASTER IS ONLY A FEW DAYS AWAY. Check out what we have to help make this Holiday less stressful for you. Colomba (Panettone in the shape of a dove) – both the traditional and hazelnut varieties. Large Chocolate Eggs in both Dark and Milk […]

Easter Recipe

In Italy, lamb is to Easter what turkey is for us at Thanksgiving. Almost every holiday table will have after a pasta dish, some sort of roast lamb. One of our favorites is this simple dish: ROAST LEG OF LAMB WITH GARLIC AND ARTICHOKES 2 Jars of Marinated Artichokes 2 Lemons 1 6-8 Lb Leg […]

Franchi Italian Seeds

Once again we are pleased to offer for your planting enjoyment, Franchi Italian Seeds. Just an FYI, Franchi buys 70% of its seeds from Italian farmers. Someone from Franchi visits the farmers on a regular basis to make sure that the seed crops are healthy and that the quality standards are upheld to ensure that […]

Celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph with Zeppoles and Fava Beans

Sunday, March 19th is a very special day for Italians because it honors the Feast of St. Joseph. One of the many places where St. Joseph is celebrated is Italy, and Italians all over the world also consider this day Father’s Day. Cherished for being dutiful, hardworking and dedicated to his family, Saint Joseph is […]