Makin' the Sausage...

Makin’ the Sausage…

Time really does fly when you’re busy. I think that’s how the saying goes (it is for us anyway). We’ve ben so busy lately, that we almost missed our one year anniversary of Big Bites Tiny Kitchen! Yes it’s been one whole year and we really hope you have enjoyed following along and reading our stories. […]

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Easter Dinner Traditions

Easter Dinner Traditions

There are plenty of options on the table at Easter time. You’ll find vegetables, meats, cheeses and traditional Easter pies, but the star of the table is the frittata! Frittata is a traditional Italian dish similar to an omelet or a quiche without the crust.  It’s a great dish to make in a pinch because […]

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Easter Sweets

Easter Sweets

I remember Easter when we were kids. Every year my family and I would take a drive north to Syracuse, NY to spend the holiday with my mom’s family. We would run around with our cousins and then eat dinner around my nonna’s dining room table which always extended well into the porch. It was […]

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A Tried and True Pasta Dish Gets a Makeover

A Tried and True Pasta Dish Gets a Makeover

Some nights you just can’t get it together at dinner time and so you end up eating the same old standby meal. We were dangerously close to that fate on a recent Friday night. It had been a long week and a long day and we were desperately behind on our grocery shopping, so the […]

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A St. Patrick's Day Meal and the Luck of the Irish

A St. Patrick’s Day Meal and the Luck of the Irish

St. Patrick’s Day has taken on a whole new meaning for me ever since I met Mike. It definitely has nothing to do with going out to a bar, wearing green and pretending to be Irish. Over the past few years, I’ve tried to honor this day and use it to celebrate a nationality other […]

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Love: We Met At a Bar and What to have For Dinner...

Love: We Met At a Bar and What to have For Dinner…

It was the night before my 43rd birthday and as I approached the long crowded bar to order a round for my friends, I noticed him next to me. I’m pretty sure that I did not elbow him out of the way as we stood there together, but I did manage to get the bartender’s attention […]

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The Age Old Question:  What's for Dinner?

The Age Old Question: What’s for Dinner?

Have you ever wondered how our moms or depending on your age, their moms did it?  I grew up in a time when most of our moms were the stay-at-home type who cooked dinner every night.  How did they come up with meal after meal every night?  It’s not the actual cooking part that I’m […]

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To the New Year...

To the New Year…

My parents were great entertainers in their day. I always remember a dining room filled with our neighbors and other close friends. With three kids, socializing usually had to happen at home. On New Year’s Eve my mom would make endless amounts of food for picking and my dad would mix the drinks. As my […]

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Tree Trimming

Tree Trimming

Tree trimming is the most wonderful tradition I’ve ever known. It’s origins date back to the late 60’s when our family of five was just beginning (definitely before my time). As long as I can remember we always decorated the Christmas tree together as a family. In those early days it was a top of […]

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Post Thanksgiving: Leftovers and Gratitude

Post Thanksgiving: Leftovers and Gratitude

As we swap out orange and brown for red and green, pilgrims for santas and pumpkins for poinsettias, I’m realizing that I’m not quite done with Thanksgiving. It went by so fast that I hardly got to spend enough time with my favorite holiday this year. I didn’t really do much cooking (mom hasn’t quite relinquished […]

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