We’re tipping our Irish hats to my family’s heritage for a change this week for St. Patrick’s Day. Fortunately, Tony loves both of the recipes we’re sharing today, so I won’t be losing my Italian-by-marriage credentials anytime soon.
Winter has been greedy this year, sinking its hungry teeth into most of us with a vengeance. And after last year’s long (long) winter, some days it’s almost impossible to imagine life without the hassle of bulky layers, mucky boots and constant sniffles.
There are only a handful of days left before the XXII Winter Olympics come to a close in Sochi, Russia, and if you’re anything like us, you’ll be experiencing Olympic withdrawal come Monday morning. We love everything about the Olympics and what they represent, from the camaraderie among the athletes, to the personal stories of triumph over adversity, and even Team USA’s sweaters at the Opening Ceremony.
Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I love hearts, flowers, chocolate, and almost anything red and pink, and I particularly appreciate this reminder to let my loved ones – romantic or not – know that they are special. The best way I know to express this is always with something homemade.
Last fall we hosted a contest to find the Perfect Party Dip, and Jean Eppler’s cleverly-named “Cranberries Gone Wild Dip” took home the title.
But just three votes separated the top three party dip contestants.
If you’re like us, this holiday season was so jam-packed with activities that, while you might have sung about chestnuts roasting on an open fire, that’s about as close as you could get to this long-standing holiday treat.
After a very indulgent holiday season filled with our favorite foods and sweets, we are ready to welcome 2014 with renewed intentions for clean living and eating. At least until Valentine’s Day, when the lushness of aphrodisiac food and drink lures us into decadence once again.
One of Giovanni’s favorite holiday traditions is our Christmas morning brunch, which we host for my parents, siblings and their families. A few years ago I decided to try a recipe for an apple sausage breakfast ring that my mom has made many times to great reviews.
We’ve featured several baked goods and side-dish recipes this holiday season, so this week we’re shifting our focus to the main event. Whether you celebrate with your family and friends on Christmas Eve or Day, or are hosting a dinner party in the weeks leading up to the holiday, this is the occasion to step up and serve a main course that is elegant, decadent and crowd-pleasing.
Very few foods say comfort like real whipped potatoes do; in fact, they ooze comfort. Out of all the wonderful dishes we’ve served at Sarello’s over the past 13 years, our whipped potatoes have remained a staple on our menu and a favorite among our guests. Our whipped potatoes are so consistently good that, for many years, a certain well-known potato farmer has enjoyed joking with Tony that they must be made from instant potatoes.
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