Posts Tagged ‘Celebration’

Celebration Tortellini Salad

(posted by Jeanne on 6-12-2012)

There’s a story behind every recipe and this is mine. Last week I was asked to bring a side dish to a graduation party, one that I hadn’t made in years. I had a vague recollection of it showing up years ago at every BBQ and Baby/Wedding Shower but couldn’t remember what all the hoopla was about.

I dusted off my recipe box and flipped through scraps and post-its until a stained and faded card caught my eye. “This is it.” I got so excited. “Now I remember. It’s colorfully delicious. Like a carnival concession stand or edible confetti. This pasta begs for a celebration. OMG.” Read more »

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Brava: A Family Reunion Becomes an Endless Exchange of Encores

(posted by Jeanne on 7-11-2010)


I had forgotten what it was like to be so unconditionally loved that just showing up was enough. I imagine when I was born this was so, but I don’t remember enough of the story to fully appreciate how my family here in America responded to my birth. Growing up in New York as a second-generation Italian-American, a strong sense of Read more »

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