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Reader Comments (28)

A food lover friend of mine told me that, if there was one food blog I should follow religiously, it was yours. Perhaps I'm friends with her because she's so perceptive! Thanks for being my best gift of 2012. Happy Holidays to all y'all.

December 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDave

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing a window into your Holiday Season!

Best of Health and Happiness in the New Year!

The Merrill's in Ontario, Canada

December 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCindysoo

May you ,your husband , and your boys, and anyone else in the family Have a exceptional holiday season
Thanks for your posts.

December 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterwes

I am so glad I found your blog this year. I love all things Italian! Buon Natale e buon anno!

December 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnne @ Have a Cookie!

Lovely photos--love the Santa snowglobe! Merry Christmas to you and your family--I so enjoy your articles and recipes.

December 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

So much love is put in everything you do!
Best wishes and good health to you & your family
Thank you for your sharing with all of us.

December 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah



December 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbianca

Great greeting -- such beautiful images!

All the best to you and your family.

December 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoan Nova

Love your web site and blogs--even if I haven't tried any of the recipes so far, I enjoy looking and reading and thinking about the day when I will try some...

December 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRosemary Clark

Merry Christmas to you! You will be a part of my holidays with your biscotti. Thank you for an amazing food and knitting year. Your inspiration is contagious. All the best to you in 2013!

December 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Very nice! Thanks and a very merry Christmas to you and your family. Love your blog!

December 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRachele

The best blog ever, so many new recipes to try in 2013. Thanks so much. Blessings to you and your family.

December 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNancy Harger

Thank you for all the delicious ideas and recipes. This year we added the dried apples slices to the list of sparkling cranberries and the vanilla that make up our Christmas sharing with family and friends.

December 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJean

You had me at the Nutella bread - Merry Christmas and thanks for all the great recipes.

December 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbeth

I am a new follower and just love your blog. Inspirational, informative and always beautiful photographs. Merry Christmas and I look forward to 2013!

December 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGina

Ditto on everything your loyal readers say! You're an inspiration with all your talents Elaine. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family, love all your photos!


December 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

Happy new and peacefull year. No worries about nothing! Just happinnes.

December 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteryaffa


As an old Italian cook who rarely thinks anyone can out cook him, may I say that yours is the only blog I always read, and the only recipes I always try. Buono Natale to you and yours and may you have a blessed New Year.

December 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoe Ambrosino

Oh, how I enjoy your beautiful writing, photographs, AND recipes. You help to bring the world of our wonderful, hard-working parents, grandparents, and their forebears come alive
Buon Natale!

December 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLorraine

Enjoyed those photos. Have a wonderful holiday, a happy Christmas

December 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterangela@spinachtiger

Merry Christmas to you to! Have a lovely holidays! :)

December 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarina@Picnic at Marina

Merry Christmas! Love your pictures!

December 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaniela @FoodRecipes HQ

Happy Holidays.
Enjoy your time with the beloved ones.
Kisses from Greece

December 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterconna

Dear Elaine, you are an artist through and through. I impressed my chef with the orangettes that you posted and even brought some to my friends in Germany, they were impressed. All your picture photos ae so beautiful, and your lovely trips, and travel tales, you could be anything. And I am sure your family is very very lucky for having such a lovely talented mum. I wish you all at home happy holidays and all the best for the new year.
Faye from Singapore & Canada

December 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfaye

The photos are all so beautiful, but I was drawn to the ones with the lace table coverings - exactly like mine!

December 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterciaochowlinda

Merry Christmas, hope you all had fun and ate loads :p

December 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

What a beautiful message for the holiday season. The love and joy that you put into all your projects is exceptional. Thank you for sharing your talents. We love trying and sharing your many ideas. All the love and best wishes to you and your family for the New Year. Thank you,

January 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJill

Dear Elaine,
We absolutely LOVE your blog and visit frequently looking to the latest. You have enriched our lives through your delicious guidance and warm ways. We recently started cooking and baking more outside with a pizza oven we got through We'd love to see some recipes and advice on using wood fired ovens as it's been kind of trial by error... Though most of the time we do get it right.

Best of all in 2013,

January 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge

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