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Limoncello a la Pasta on the Floor

Limoncello.  Sheer perfection when lemon and sugar meet alcohol.  I took my first crack at a batch of Limoncello.  I initially tasted this lovely liquor when Chip and I were in Italy.  Once outside of Pompeii we had fresh limoncello on a hot August afternoon and again in Capri where the lemons on the lemon trees were large and beautiful. Here is a simple recipe that proved perfect. Try it. What you Need: 10-15 lemons- find some that have thick…

Boy, do I have a story!

My story is complicated and most times, I wonder how my mind really works. I leave post it notes to myself or voice recordings on my phone with suggestions for blog posts or random thoughts that come to my head.  I’d like to share with you all a glimpse into my psyche by just listing some of the recordings I have found on my phone and post it notes attached to my desk. Don’t judge.  I know you all have…

Love in the Kitchen

Good morning. Yes, I said, “good morning”. I woke up my usual time this morning ready to go to the gym but instead, I was feeling the effects of a wonderful culinary experience from the night before.  Do you like how I said that, the effects of a wonderful culinary experience?  That is code word for a food hangover. Chip and I along with my best friend Shelly and her husband Ronnie signed up for a cooking class at a…

Recipe for a college student’s mom

Today’s weekly recipe post diverts from the usual pizza, brownie or pasta recipe. This is much more crucial to feeding the human spirit.  It is a recipe for being a mom with children in college and an Italian mother at that.  Please don’t misunderstand me.  I am not excluding dads, I’m just speaking to the mothers right now. I am not a novice baker or cook in this regard.  I have a college Junior in Rochester, NY at Rochester Institute…

It’s National Pasta Day!

Hooray! Pastaonthefloor.com loves National Pasta Day!  I know there is a holiday for almost anything from chocolate chip cookie day to pajama day. We just celebrated National Pug Day and we showered our pug Izzy with extra love and treats! But pasta?  That is something to celebrate. There is actually a website in honor of this spectacular holiday, http://www.nationalpastaday.com/ . Check it out. In an Italian family, there is often ‘discussion’ about how to make sauce or whether you should…