Fed up with holiday consumerism? How about anti-consumer holiday purism? Whichever side of the to-buy-or-not-to-buy debate you favor, this year we encourage you to donate half of your holiday gift budget to charity.
A favorite in Tuscany and at our house, this dish is also delicious served with grilled meats. (I love grilled sausages with it.) It is good just off the stove, but it gets better when it rests a bit and is reheated. It will keep in the refrigerator for a few days, and also freezes very well.
Mary was born during the Great Depression to a large Italian family that could not really afford another child, but welcomed her with open arms. Growing up in the Bronx in the 1940s and 50s was a magical time for Mary. The neighborhood was alive and that's where Mary learned of life and love. Mary also played a role in raising her twin sisters Josie and Teresa and remembers the day they were born and what a surprise they were to her father. "No one was expecting twins!" Mary, now widowed, met he
Our December issue features Oprah's Favorite Things—as well as your chance to win them all! You'll also find our easy holiday declutter plan, Dr. Oz's guide to sleeping better (starting tonight) and the ultimate holiday menu.