Pepperoni Bread Lesson From My Sister Bubs
Pepperoni bread is a New Jersey staple. And if there is one person who makes the very best pepperoni bread in my family, if not all of New Jersey, it’s my sister Barbara.
My sister Barbara whom I affectionately call my “bubala” or Bubs for short. Bubs and I are twelve years apart, so I was very much the proud older sister when we were growing up. Just take a look at this picture and you will understand.
Cute doesn’t begin to describe her as a kid: Extremely beautiful is how I’d describe her now that she’s all grown up. Besides having a great marriage, being a wonderful mom to three beautiful girls, an accomplished interior decorator, Bubs has perfected the art of making pepperoni bread.
The ingredients are simple premade pizza dough, one pound of sliced provolone and half a pound sliced pepperoni (try to get the larger type) Bubs gets hers from the deli. Here is my younger sister Barbara making her pepperoni bread.
By Judy Lyness on 11.23.2013
I’m sure there are of few of you out there that still are undecided as to what you’re going to include on your Thanksgiving menu. Fear not. Here’s a list of some fool proof, time tested and delicious options for your Thanksgiving table.
Start with this wonderful appetizer–Parmesan Fried Cauliflower. This is a real crowd pleaser. Plus it’s light, crunchy and will leave enough room in your guests’ stomachs to eat your entire feast.
My stay in New Jersey has been a busy one. My brother Robert dropped by with a tailgate filled with pheasants. He had just been hunting and brought along two males and two females to be cleaned and eventually eaten.
My brother Robert or as I always call him “Wabert” (just like a little kid who can’t pronounce r’s would say) has hunted all his life and is a tough, rugged guy. Yet in my mind Wabert kind of always looks like this…cute younger brother.
By Judy Lyness on 11.12.2013
I am in New Jersey helping out with my mom while her caretaker goes to her sister’s wedding in Georgia, the country not the state.
It’s been a whirlwind of activity since I arrived. While I was taking my mom to her therapist, whom she affectionately calls “Dr. Strangelove”. I tried to get back into the house to grab her wallet only to find that the keys on the ring didn’t work. We headed to her shrink and afterwards dropped by my sister Barbara’s house for some spaghetti and a key. When we returned with the proper key my mom says as we enter, “Home sweet homicide.” I had to laugh.
If you like Katie Parla Part One you are going to LOVE Part Two of Katie Parla’s interview is below. In part two Katie, the Rome aficionado, discusses her app Rome for Foodies, and a few suggestions as where NOT to eat in Rome.
In April I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Katie Parla of the blog Parla Food. If you haven’t checked out her site you should. To write about the experience is one thing, to actually see and hear Katie is quite another.
So here in what I hope to be the first of many videos, is Katie Parla Part One.
By Judy Lyness on 10.08.2013
Oh, hummus you are my food of choice for lunch these days. And because you, hummus provide me with a great source of protein I have decided to make you from scratch. Why you may ask? Because I’ve taken the October Unprocessed Challenge from Eating Rules master of ceremonies, Andrew Wilder.
By Judy Lyness on 10.01.2013
Marinated Eggplant with Hatch Chilis
The Hollywood Farmers’ Market is bursting with eggplants of all sizes and shapes.
So I immediately thought of this marinated eggplant recipe from My Calabria by Rosetta Costantino.