An Italian Kitchen Party

Last evening my sister-in-law, Teresa Genova, helped get the pre-publication party started by hosting an appropriately cozy gathering of her book club. She put together a killer meal (if you'll pardon the expression) that started with this gorgeous antipasto:

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We also dined on pasta fagioli and stuffed mushrooms, and finished up with Italian cookies. The best part were these favors, jars of garden tomatoes put up by Terri and my brother Joe, and decorated by Terri's sister, Christine Guerriero:

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Thanks to Chris's generosity, I have some of those adorable wooden spoons to give away during my blog tour in October. (Watch for details!)

Many, many thanks to Terri and her book club for having me as a guest!