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In the beginning…a story about a cookbook

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It’s an adventure.

Life.

Love.

Putting together a cookbook for newlywed daughters and nieces…

Incorporating life and love into favorite recipes…

Recipes that serve body and soul…

A little bit of this with a little bit of that…

Help from above…

Grama’s sauce was less about tasting DELICIOSO and more about LOVE…

Always use fresh ingredients…

Don’t be afraid to keep tasting for “perfection”…

Wooden spoons bring Grandpa Pete into the kitchen…

Vanilla in Apple Pie was Mama’s secret…

Cinnamon buns…

Let them rise…

Parboil the cabbage for the rolls…

Recipes tried and true…

Photos of loved ones, too…

Hints, secrets, all will help the new bride…

“Squeeze as much liquid from the cooked spinach as you can”…

A Novena prayer before a wedding…

A rosary hung in a rosebush for good weather…

An Advent prayer from St. Andrew…

Great Grama Theresa loved St. Philomena and Grama Theresa loved so many Saints…

Great Grandpa Angelo went to Mass every morning…

Great Gramam Irene was a Third Order Dominican…

How many souls fill a kitchen…

Tradition…

Somethings old…

Somethings new…

A pinch of red pepper flakes in Babe’s sauce…

A squirt of mustard in Great great Grama Antonia’s Chicken Soup for color…

A prayer to say when blessing candles for long winter nights…

Hail Marys for Pope Francis and Pope Benedict, too…

Little things to nurture time spent in the kitchen…

To widen the culinary scope…

Keep a jar of Holy water on the shelf…

And a cookbook full of cherished things like FAITH…

Like LOVE…

Like HOPE.

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5 thoughts on “In the beginning…a story about a cookbook

  1. What a wonderful thing to do! I wish my mother and grandmother would have done the same, not that I’d have been the one to use the recipes, my wife would have to do that, but it would have been a wonderful keepsake.

    • Thank you. I have so many new young wives really appreciating this cookbook…even though my mom and Grandmother made the best bread (and everything else!) they knew too, that “man does not live by bread alone.”

    • Man does not live by bread alone.
      Thank you for your kind words.
      It is really an honor to gather these recipes and traditions and give them to newly married family! The girls
      cherish them and they become the “keepers” of secrets!

    • Ron, I’m still confused with computer jargon.

      May I ask you for a bit of help?

      What does it mean to Press this. Like in the share area, it has wordpress, Facebook, twitter. I pressed WordPress and found I now have two similar posts.
      Should I delete them?

      Thanks for your expertise…
      You have to know more than I about WordPress, Terry lol

      • I’m sorry, I am hopeless when it comes to technology, the little I know comes through trial and error and very dumb luck. I’ve had to same problem you have had with sharing things on Facebook but for some reason, I tend to think it’s a problem with the web site I’m trying to share some.

        Sorry I can’t be of more help.

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