QUESADILLAS WITH CHILI COLORADO

I have told you in a previous post that I attended The University of Hawaii. What I didn’t tell you is that prior to transferring to The U of H, I attended Whittier College in Whittier, California.  Whittier was the home of former President Richard Nixon and Whittier College was his alma mater. I will […]

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THE COLLEGE CAMPUS TOUR PART 1 – SERENBE, GEORGIA

Look what I got in the mail today!  It is a postcard outlining the Commencement Weekend festivities at Duke University. It is hard to believe that it has been almost 4 years since my son, Taylor, went off to attend Duke.  Now, in a few shorts months, he will be a college graduate.  On the […]

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HOW TO MAKE CAPPUCCINO

Buon Giorno! In my last post about hunting for wild mushrooms I told you that in the mid 1980’s I owned a country house in northern Italy.   That got me thinking about a habit I formed during my days living in Italy:  a Cappuccino habit. In those days the only people who had heard of Starbucks Coffee […]

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PORTABELLA MUSHROOM CARPACCIO

Buon Giorno! Seeing as how it’s Thursday, I’ve been thinkin’ about how I might participate in the latest Facebook phenomenon of “Throwback Thursday.”  So, don’t ask me why, but I got to thinkin’ about when my oldest son Nathan was a little boy and we owned a home in Italy. Our house was located in […]

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CHEESY TEX-MEX CASSEROLE

As I’ve mentioned before, my son, Austin is an avid skier. Perhaps “avid” is putting it mildly because what he really is, is a “fanatic” skier! He would spend every waking moment in the winter months on the ski slopes if I’d let him. When he is not racing with his Rim of the World […]

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UDON NOODLES WITH CURRIED CHICKEN

Way back in what seems like a lifetime ago, I lived on the island of Oahu in Honolulu, Hawaii.  I attended the university of Hawaii where I earned a degree in Home Economics Education. I lived in Hawaii for a total of 8 years and taught Home Economics to high school students.  One day when […]

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