Gnocchi for Your Holiday Table

Photo by Diana Dinverno Although I married into an Italian/Irish family, the Italian side dominates the table, especially around the holidays. I guarantee that sometime between Christmas and New Year, my husband will roll up his sleeves, wrap an apron around his waist, and prepare what I consider the most delicious Italian dish—gnocchi. This type of pasta has been around since the twelfth century. Then, cooks from Milan to Florence mixed flour and water to make the little dumplings. After the introduction of potatoes, Northern Italians transformed the dish into what we enjoy today. If you hope to eat it, you need to know how to pronounce it. Gnocchi. First, ignore the letter G. The gn in Ita

Writing Prompt Wednesday

On the first Wednesday of each month (I'm a bit behind this month), I'll post an image or a written prompt for you to use as a writing warm-up. Use the photo or written prompt to inspire a poem, flash fiction, short story, or anything else you'd like to try. If you successfully submit your piece for publication, please let me know so I can take a peek at your creation. Enjoy!

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