Pasta



Yesterday, October 16, 2014, was “World Food Day,”  a day for “action against hunger,” proclaimed by the United Nations. On World Food Day, I attended a very interesting lecture by Bryan McDonald, Assistant Professor of History at Penn State. His lecture, “Dinner for Seven Billion:  Food Issues for the 21st […]

World Food Day…..and Pasta!




Summer Is Over…… …and school has begun.  During the first few days of a new school year, all is exciting as the kids meet and get to know their teachers, make new friends, and use their new school supplies.  But those new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle or Frozen lunchboxes will […]

Back to School






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There was a party last weekend at the Holland house to celebrate Rachel and Jake’s wedding in Salt Lake City  in August.  We wanted to share the happiness here in State College.  It was an open house with lots of food!! We had many friends come for the party from […]

S’MAC for a Party




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Well, this is over…… Building our new garden And this is over……… Sewing dresses for the August wedding And this happy occasion is over (yet the happiness is just beginning!!!) ….. Rachel Holland and Jacob Geertsen  August 24, 2013 But according to the calendar and the Boalsburg Farmers Market last […]

Is Summer Over?


Summer is almost here, but there were still a few spring veggies at the farmer markets last week.  I bought some asparagus because I wanted to try a new recipe.  Craig Claiborne’s Pasta con Asparagi is a great fusion of  “all the best pasta sauces–tomato, asparagus, and carbonara.”  I found […]

Spring Pasta


My husband brought home a grad student for a home cooked meal this week.  I should not have been nervous about cooking dinner with a grad student as a guest…but this graduate student was from FRANCE! Although young, and a male, cooking for ANYONE from the country where food is […]

A Delicious Chocolate Dessert!