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31 days of Halloween—recipes, that is

While I was rearranging my living room to make space for my enormous Halloween recipe collection, I realized that I have over 60 Halloween recipe magazines. I admit it—I’m addicted. When I’m at the […]The post 31 days of Hallo...

In Praise of the Doughboy

The end of May marked ONO’s first year.  We had only one blog post in May of 2011, and it was one of our family signature recipes: Doughboys. June was [...]...

Kitchen Remodeling – Week 4

I titled this post Kitchen Remodeling – Week 4 but actually Wednesday ended week 7 of our kitchen remodeling project.  A few weeks ago, the cabinets and flooring were installed, [...]...

A Recipe for Disaster

Sometime ago, I made a gallon or so of Liquore di Limette (lime liquor) instead of my usual Limoncello.  I gave a few bottles to friends when it was ready to drink, and [...]...

Kitchen Remodeling – Week 2

Seems like a lot was accomplished during the last week.  The contractor repaired dry wall, painted (sloppy too—he sprayed one recliner and a vent), and installed the floor tile.  My husband, [...]...

Happy Birthday, Simone!

My granddaughter turned one year old this week. We celebrated as we always do with a large birthday celebration. Her theme: ladybugs. Her colors: black and red. Her birthday feast [...]...

Kitchen Remodeling – Week 1

Our house is about 30 years old, and we are just now getting around to remodeling the kitchen. The first week was just as we expected. The crew came and [...]...

A New Treasure

Saturday night I while I was in Target picking up party favors for my granddaughter’s birthday, I ran across an unexpected treasure in the kitchen and housewares section, and yes, I [...]...

The Spam Era, 1970-1974

We moved to Fort Knox, Kentucky, in 1970 shortly after my dad returned from a second tour of duty in Vietnam.  While at Knox, my mom and dad got on this [...]...

Oh, Easter

Oh, Easter, or, is it ugh! Easter?.  My mom’s claim to change tradition this year was only somewhat true.  We still had over 30 dinner guests, and we made enough [...]...

Easter Eve

My dad and I have been busy since we got up this morning.  We started the day with a trip to the produce market where I picked up an imported [...]...

In anticipation of Easter

Easter is coming up soon, and that means my mom and I have planned Easter dinner for at least a month.  I usually have Easter at my house, but we’re [...]...

Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate Cake Revisited

In the 70s, when I was in high school, I had an affinity for collecting recipes.  I carefully saved newspaper and magazine recipe clippings, cut out recipes that were on the back of store-bought goods, [...]...

Happy Birthday, Sebi!

An Argentinian Style Barbecue Yesterday was my son-in-law’s birthday, and his parents, who are both originally from Argentina, celebrated by throwing an Argentinian-style barbecue.  Sebi’s dad slowly cooked several meats—vacio (flank...

Happy Birthday, Amanda!

My daughter was born on ground hog’s day, something she’ll never live down.  When she was young, I baked her a heart-shaped strawberry cake with strawberry icing for her birthday every [...]...

Happy Birthday, Dad

We love birthday celebrations in our family.  We all get together and talk loudly, and then we eat and drink too much.  After dessert and coffee, we spend a significant amount [...]...

ONO’s Top 10 Posts of 2011

Here are olives-n-okra’s top 10 posts of 2011: #1 – Minestra, or Italian Wedding Soup #2 – Zucchini Frittata #3 – Boneless Ribeye Roast #4 – Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallow [...]...
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