A weekend with Skates.

My daughter is now a senior at RIT. She will be graduating this year and for the past few years has dated Nick aka Skates. Skates is a phenomenal hockey player and as they used to say in my office in Illinois, he is slick as snot! Nick is from Philadelphia and much to his dismay does indeed have a slight Philly accent. It makes me smile. Oh. My. Gosh. Am I getting soft? Let’s just hold on and take…

Chocolate Espresso Guinness Cake

Chocolate Guinness Cake recipe was posted by Nigella Lawson, originally on December 8, 2004. Her recipe for this cake is super easy, yet I could not help but tweak it and make it my own. Here is the amended recipe (I took a few liberties) for Chocolate Espresso Guinness Cake.

Looking for an easy Friday night appetizer? Endive.

The work day is done, and you are looking for a little snack before you order your Friday night pizza or maybe prior to going out later on this evening. Look no further. Endive There is actually a website for endive, http://endive.com/what-is-endive and they share recipes and some scoop, no pun intended, on endive: “Endive is a member of the chicory family, which includes radicchio, escarole, frisee and curly endive. It has a crisp texture and a sweet, nutty flavor…

Why Italian mothers should referee hockey.

Over the weekend, Chip and I went to RIT for a hockey game. Amelia’s boyfriend Skates was playing, and it is always a good time. He is a phenomenal athlete and a joy to watch. This particular game was extremely rough for our Tigers, too many fights, unsportsmanlike conduct (players and coaches), and just poor hockey as a result. I know, you are all thinking, “that is hockey” and that’s true. I dated a hockey player or two in my…

Nothing says love like flourless chocolate cake!

It has been well established that I am NOT a baker. Baking takes patience, precision, and time…none of which I have. But this one is super easy. Gentlemen, you can make this as well. Just think how impressed that special someone will be that you made a cake from scratch! So here goes, give it a shot. What you need: 8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips or chopped. I used dark chocolate…yum. 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 6 large eggs, separating…