It is only now, after years of pleading by my sweet husband, some persistent friends and new family members that I have agreed to write down some of these recipes that have brought our family countless full bellies and infinite warm hearts over the years. It is my sincere hope that in sharing these with you all they will bring you even just a fraction of the deep love and lasting memories they have brought us.
In a nutshell, I am proud of my inability to follow a recipe. I'm forever grateful to my mother, grandmother (Nana) and aunts for teaching me to cook passionately instead of precisely.
If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn't have given us grandmothers.