Pinch Me, I Am Dreaming! (Caprese Salad with Basil-Orange Vinaigrette)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Casa Italia Cooking Class

There have been some exciting new developments here in SGCC Land lately, and I’m thrilled to finally be able to tell you about them!  I’ve held off until I knew that they were sure things, because…well…because, I don’t like to count my chickens before they’re hatched.  I’d hate to make a big splashy announcement to you all and then have to take it back because things didn’t work out as planned!  Though, if you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you might already know what I’m talking about. read more >>

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Lime Glazed Citrus Tea Cakes: You Made That Dessert?

Thursday, September 17, 200939 Comments

About a month ago, I received an email from Beth Lipton asking me if I would be interested in reviewing her newly published cookbook.  Beth Lipton?  Do I know a Beth Lipton?  And then, I remembered.  Beth Lipton is one of our very own sweet and talented food bloggers, …

Break-Up Bars and Getting Even

Friday, September 11, 2009111 Comments

Few things in life are certain.  We’re born.  We die.  And somewhere in between the two, we all get our hearts broken at least once.  There’s no escaping it.  It’s as inevitable as the rising and the setting of the sun.   This is the risk we take for that …

Summers Last Hurrah

Sunday, September 6, 200921 Comments

Sadly but truly, the lazy days of summer have come to an end, for this year at least.  This Monday is Labor Day, founded in the United States over a hundred years ago as a “workingmen’s holiday”.  According to History.com, “As the Industrial Revolution took hold of the nation, …

Chicken Marbella for Sheila

Thursday, September 3, 200951 Comments

Way back a hundred million years ago, when Mr. SGCC and I were first married, we received a copy of The Silver Palate Cookbook as a wedding gift.  It sat proudly on our orange crate bookcase alongside The Joy of Cooking and The Betty Crocker Cookbook, also wedding gifts. …

TWD: Espresso Cheesecake Brownies

Tuesday, September 1, 200960 Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to participate in a TWD challenge.  The end of Summer is always such a busy time for me.  I hope to get a chance to “catch up” and make a few of the recipes I missed, but realistically, how many desserts …

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Hello and welcome to SGCC! I’m Susan, a professional writer, food columnist, recipe developer, wife, mother, daughter and sister, who used to be a lawyer in a previous life. My love of food comes from a long line of wonderful and creative Italian home cooks who didn’t always have a lot, but knew how to make a lot out of what they had. I hope that you enjoy yourself while you’re here, and visit often! read more >>

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