You Know You’re Italian When….

You know you’re Italian when you have 5 pounds of beef that has turned into about 150 meatballs, used 9 cans of tomato paste as a sauce base, and are still worried that you won’t have enough.

With the 13 people expected they could all eat 10 meatballs and I would still have left overs. Yet it still feels like I don’t quite have enough. That’s my Italian coming out for ya. I guess I should freeze some so I don’t have to spend 8 hours in the kitchen again for awhile huh.

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Hi! I'm Toni. I am a happily married, christian, momma of 3 living on Florida's sunny Gulf Coast. I am a lifestyle blogger and Seint Arist. I started blogging when my last child was born as a way to share my love of all things travel, cooking, beauty, recipes, and more. Now pull up a chair, grab a glass of sweet tea and let's get to know each other. I truly hope you enjoy getting A Daily Dose of Toni!


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    Heh! Maybe I’m a little Italian too! <3

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    Boy that sure is the truth, Toni! But think of all the quick easy meals you will have ready to go this fall.

    Good work,


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    I’m Italian, too! And if I were to take a picture of my pantry right now – I am definitely WELL STOCKED with tomato paste! I make sauce once a week – freeze some for my friends and enjoy the rest. We never get tired of it – and its been decades of this tradition — probably because my Grandmother’s recipe (she came to the US from Palermo!) is SO darn good!