Italian Meat Sauce

This sauce, which works in all manner of Italian dishes calling for red sauce, blends thinking of Sicilian and Northern Italian former in-laws. It’s loaded with meats, but you can reserve sauce without meat, too. I’ve thrown in ideas for a vegetarian, too. Feeds a small army. Freezes well.

Elote (Mexican Street Corn)

This recipe has been on my “to do” list for a year. It was a great way to close out my first year, because it debuted at a lovely celebration of another milestone: my stepdaughter’s college graduation.