The Husband and Nicholas went to the movies tonight (gotta love American Express’ recent promotion for free movie tickets!), so me and a Roasted Sweet Potato and Iceberg Salad Wedge from Lone Star Restaurant were very happy.
For tonight’s nod for New (to Me) Blogger on the Block, we’re crossing the border to The Canadian Baker. Whether it’s her Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, Strawberry Scones, or New York Black and White Cookies, you’re sure to find something that speaks to your guilty pleasure.
Now, Rediscovering My Library. This week, I’m going to highlight The North End Italian Cookbook by Marguerite DeMino Buonopane. My mom first introduced my sister and I to this cookbook a few years ago, and since then, we’ve found many new family favorites. Sunday Gravy is a popular recipe, particularly among the men in the family. Honestly, how could you go wrong with 8 pounds of meat and simmer-for-hours sauce? Claire’s Pepperoni Pie is another popular one, finding its way to the beginning of many of our holiday tables. Over 200 recipes for authentic Italian family recipes, they are very simple to make and transform wonderful fresh ingredients into the things fond memories are made of.
Ms. DeMino Buonopane is a former restaurant chef-owner and host of the legendary luncheons at the old North End Union, a nonprofit community settlement house. For thirty years she also taught cooking classes in the Boston’s North End. She also currently writes a newspaper column, “Table Talk.”