Father's Day Favorite Recipes

Sunday, June 17, 2012
 Hold on to every precious moment. Dad is special, he is part of why your here. Love each day you have together and make beautiful memories to last a life time. I did. 
Happy Father's Day RIP Dad, gone but never forgotten, in my heart always....
That photo was the beginning of a great relationship that lasted 38 years of my life. Dad, best friend, great listener, supporter and one who loved his family unconditionally... that was my Dad, Carmen Louis Colenzo. For me one of the greatest men on the planet. What made him so special? His unconditional love, patience, and he never judged anyone. He was there in anyone time of need and always there to help, ever strangers.  At age 82, August 12th 1995,  the angels came and took him from us. His spirit lives on in each of us children left behind, we all lost a great man that day in our family. Amazing how he never complained, his kindness and generosity was stellar. He lived life with a smile, loved his wife, children, family and friends, worked extremely hard for what he had and most of all appreciated everything anyone did for him with deep gratitude.

Dad went fast, a stroke took him and within two weeks of it's onset, with some minor suffering he went peacefully.  RIP Dad, hoping you are having a beer, playing some pinochle card games up there with mom and many friends. Just hoping you know how missed you are today and always.

Here are a few of Dad's favorites he would have loved today:

Fried Calamari
Sunday with Peaches and Chianti
White Pizza
Italian Style Broccoli
Italian Gnocchi
Dad's Chicken Marsala

Grilled Beer Chicken
Mom's Veal Cutlets
Feast Upstate NY Style Sausage and Peppers Sandwich
Roasted Potatoes with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe
Baked Haddock Wine and Tomatoes
Mom's Stuffed Peppers
Dad's Favorite Jelly and Coconut Cake
Raspberry Pie
Fried Dough

Hope you all find something you like in this roundup menu...
          Happy Father's Day to all the Father's out there!


  1. A delicious roundup! I want some chicken Marsala!

  2. This is a wonderful tribute to your dad who was obviously well loved. Happy fathers Day to all the special dad's out there.

  3. No doubt your love for great food was instilled in you by your Dad! These are some great selections. I do feel blessed that my parents are still around but yet I know that these type days can be difficult for some. My husband's parents are not
    around. Have a great day Claudia.

  4. Mmmm... yummy yummy chicken! Love Marsala, a lovely wine.

  5. Thank you for sharing your dad with us for a moment, Claudia. :-)

  6. What a wonderful tribute to your sweet dad. It sounds like he was both an amazing father and man. And I can see a lot of his traits in you!

    PS...you would LOVE Normandy! I hope you can get there some day~

  7. Such a great roundup and a wonderful tribute to your dad! All the dishes look wonderful…especially the chicken marsala!


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