Survived another Valentines Day


February 14, a dark day for those who view it as just another day.   A dark day for that man or woman who forgets to buy flowers, chocolate or a “Kay diamond for their significant other. A few years ago, a relatively new relationship ended because I didn’t call and wish Happy Valentine day.Continue reading “Survived another Valentines Day”

Chocolates and scotch


By: Suzanne Dunaway\The American-In Italia Do you ever follow through with New Year’s resolutions? I admit I haven’t kept track of mine in recent years. They may be on my mind a bit more this year because of the strange and disturbing tidings coming from my home “town” of America. Someone wrote me recently thatContinue reading “Chocolates and scotch”

Secrets of the penny candy jar: From Tootsie Rolls to Necco wafers, the real story behind every nostalgic treat


Whether you loved Milk Duds, Pixy Stix, the Circus Peanut or the Charleston Chew, these histories are sweet By: Susan Benjamin Excerpted from “Sweet as Sin” One of the beauties of the penny candy store was how you collected your stash. Some candies were unwrapped, and you picked these up with a small scoop, aContinue reading “Secrets of the penny candy jar: From Tootsie Rolls to Necco wafers, the real story behind every nostalgic treat”

Butterscotch candy


Sometimes butterscotch candy is as good as it gets. By Jennifer Allison/The American-InItalia I once met a proud man who while describing his grandmother grew teary-eyed. Young and broke and with no one to turn to, he humbly asked his grandmother for money. She gave him what he needed without ever asking that it beContinue reading “Butterscotch candy”

The Holiday sucks if your watching your weight “Lemon Pie in the Dark”


Picture(Google) Will Power, yeah bite me bitch!!!! Everywhere you turn, sugar. Candy Canes, lil Hershey Kisses in holiday Foil and this year I discovered Peppermint Kisses can you say oh mmm gee!   Huge boxes on Mother See’s  on every table . There are assassins at every turn.  ” Oh, this is Christmas have a megaContinue reading “The Holiday sucks if your watching your weight “Lemon Pie in the Dark””

Mmmmm Chocolate….. Locally made chocolate (its a MUST stop on L Street)


The best thing and the worst thing about the holidays are the treats.  The cookies and the chooooocolate.   Boxes and boxes around the office.    I have loved mother “See’s candies all my life.  Godiva never did it for me…      Someone dropped off a small box of treats from  Ginger Elizabeth ChocolatesContinue reading “Mmmmm Chocolate….. Locally made chocolate (its a MUST stop on L Street)”