making pasta in florence, italy!

we have been in florence the last few days as we’ve continued our adventure in italy. i have been to florence only one other time, but it is perhaps my favorite city in italy and it’s been such a treat to get to be back here with my family. yesterday, our family took a little pasta making class at a small restaurant in the city and we had so much fun!...

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making a cheese plate!

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last month, when my three sisters and i were all in the same city, we made a cheese plate together (and then devoured said cheese plate in a matter of maybe 20 minutes, HA!). during my pregnancy with the twins, all i craved were cheeses that i wasn’t allowed to eat those nine months, so i’ve pretty much been making up for lost time the past three months since beatrice and madalena’s arrivals....

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all those pizza memories…

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i can’t tell you how many special memories i have accumulated over the years that involve a slice (or entire pie, let’s be honest) of pizza from joe’s in the west village here in new york city. memories dating way back in the olden days when i was in college and very over the terrible food in my dormitory cafeteria, when friends and i would plan the evenings itinerary around pizza at joe’s… to long before josh and i had 5 children (that is still so weird to say), and together we’d hop on the B or C train all the way from our tiny harlem studio apartment solely for the love of getting a few slices of pizza to share from there as well. ...

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give us all the cookie dough!

our family has been on the very best sort of sugar high over here the past several days because we’ve had our fridge stocked with edible safe-to-eat cookie dough that none of us can get enough of!

kristen tomlan, who is the genius that created  here in nyc, invited our family into her bakery to bake cookies and make our very own edible cookie dough with her and her team last week....

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