A note from Camille: My cousin, Jessie, has felt like a sister to me, maybe even a twin at times – there’s no one else on this Earth who can get me to stay up talking until five in the morning when I’m supposed to catch a flight at eight. Growing up, our grandparents always got us identical Christmas presents. It was a veritable Noah’s Ark under the Christmas tree. Two of everything. But as we got older, our interests diverged–I became a writer and she became a photographer…and a really good one. So, in a month of holiday know-how, I’m tickled pink to welcome her to What’s Camille Dewing? and change its name for the day as she puts things in focus with answers to make the most of your holiday photos. So grab your camera and let’s go!
My week is jam-packed with my Doctor Who Christmas Special Countdown on Suvudu.com, so it’s very glad tidings that friend and fellow foodie Annamarie Gatto is here to whet your holiday appetite with something easy and delicious.
Extra! Extra! “Artie Chokes Spinach cries ‘Dip, no more!’ (or a Tale of Two Appetizers)”
I love the holidays.
There. I’ve said it.
From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, ever since I was a little girl, the holidays meant two things that are incredibly important to me: Family and Food.
Growing up in an Italian family on Long Island, there was always plenty of both. You see, in Italian families, we just don’t do the American traditions in regards to holiday meals. Oh sure, we have the Thanksgiving turkey with all the “traditional” trimmings but preceding that glorious feast is my Uncle Eddie’s Onion Soup (now made by my Dad), my antipasti salad, stuffed artichokes and, of course, my Mom’s lasagna with home made meatballs and sausage. And don’t even get me started on my sister’s desserts!