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It is Secret Wednesday again. I have 2 new secrets for you.

Secret #1

Have you ever tried TRIPE? Well, I have many times when I was a kid.

Tripe is the stomach lining of a cow, but back then who knew what I was eating. Mom said EAT and I said HOW MUCH.

She served it with a light sauce. It was a bit rubbery but if I remember correctly, it was tasty.

Secret #2

This is another weird food I ate as a young Sicilian girl. Most people eat calamari breaded and fried. Mom would serve it us with pasta and a light sauce. I really loved it until I realized there were little tentacles. I am not sure why I never noticed them before, but I haven’t eaten calamari prepared like mom did since that very day.

Old Secrets


T bone steaks were always  favorite dinner. I always got the bone because I whined until I got my way. To this day, I buy T-bone steaks amynd cut the bone away so I can grill it and eat it. I cook the rest of the steak for steak lovers. How is that for a true confession?

t bone steak


Beware of using regular dishwashing liquid in a dishwasher. It will bubble up and you will be in a bubbling mess. Be sure your soap is made specifically for dishwashers. You’ll be sorry if you don’t.

bubbling dish washer


This is my secret or more of a confession. I detest milk. I was forced to drink it as a child because back then the rule was 3 glasses of milk each day.  

Mom gave us milk in the morning to pour over our cereal. On those days, I would not pour it. I would eat the cereal dry

Some days she poured it in our cereal for us. The cereal got soggy, and I would gag. 

When Mom was getting ready for work, I would either throw it away or give it to our dog DeeDee, a standard poodle. I am pretty sure Mom caught on. She started giving us eggs, toast, and orange juice. 


Every New Year’s Eve Mom would serve crab meat sandwiches and champagne. She kept this tradition her whole life. Sometimes we got to join in. We drank ginger ale out of champagne glasses. I always got some sips of the champagne.