I have been cooking for over a month, but haven’t perfected anything for a while. Sometimes cooking magic happens the first time I make something and I can blog about it right away. But usually, I make it and it’s not quite as amazing as I know it could be, so I have to make it again, then tweak it and make it again and again before I can write about it. Like the homemade pasta I made a few weeks ago. It was good, but too thick and needed salt. I wanted to make it like my Aunt Milena from Italy did.
My mother visited me last night. Well, maybe not physically, but she was definitely here, because I went back to being a 9-year-old tasting her homemade cannoli at Christmas time in our flour covered kitchen. But this time it was me making the cannoli. I am a very novice cannoli maker and was spurred into a cannoli frenzy because I promised my friend Debra I’d bring them to a dinner tonight. I’d only made cannoli shells one time before and they were kinda meh.
Good King Wenceslas looked out On the Feast of Stephen When the snow lay ’round about Deep and crisp and evenThis is my favorite Christmas song, but I could never listen to it without getting teary eyed. Brightly shone the moon that night Though the frost was cruel When a poor man came in sight Gath’ring winter fuelThe story always touches me no matter how many times I hear it…“Hither, page, and stand by me, If thou know’st, telling Yonder peasant, who is he?
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Selecting a term
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