I would like to welcome one of our relatives from Italy to the site. She is Emellina Fraccastoro, second cousin to Mom (Anna Paquette). That makes her my second cousin once removed. Welcome Emellina! If you noticed, at the bottom of each

Meatballs ala Anna

I asked Mom for her recipe during my visit on Christmas. This is what she wrote down.

Season the meatball mixture to taste.

Blonde Brownies

These are the blonde brownies that Mom (Anna Paquette) used to make when we were kids. They come out best if you mix by hand. If you use an electric mixer they tend to get hard in a day or two.