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"Napolitano's never give up!"
- Anthony Napolitano

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Is it better to be lucky or good?
When I was growing up, I used to hear this quote all the time. “I’d rather be lucky than good.” I always heard it referenced as it relates to sports. One one hand...
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Aloha Hawaii (2021)
As I mentioned in the post about Alaska, we allowed both of our kids to select the destination of their chosing as a high school graduation gift. Marco selected Alaska (2019) and two...
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The last frontier: Alaska (2019)
My first trip to Anchorage, Alaska was when I was in college.  No, I was not on a fishing boat (I get sea sick)!  I had the great fortune of playing in the Alaska Baseball League during...
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Our Spanish Adventure (2018)
As I mentioned in my post Viva Italia, we took one “big” trip every year as a family.  Not all of our trips were International, but as the kids got older, they were eaiser...
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Nonna's Stuffed Eggplant appetizer
Ingredients: 10 small round Indian eggplants. Vegetable oil for frying 2 Italian sausages 1/2 cup diced onions 1 cup tomatoe sauce 1/2 cup diced mozzerella cheese 1/4 cup pine nuts 1/4...
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Nonna's Turkey Stuffing
Obviously Thanksgiving is an Amerian holiday, but Nonna found a way to add an Italian “twist” on an American classic, stuffing.  It is one of my favorites, so I hope you...
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