Birthday Girls Don’t Cook…Unless They Want To :-) Just For Today The Kitchen is Closed


I want to take this opportunity to thank all of my wonderful friends in the blogosphere and social media forums for your amazing warmth, gracious likes, faithful follows and cherished comments. You are appreciated beyond words!

Also, I am enormously humbled and grateful to the extreme talents who have nominated “Once Upon a Spice” for the numerous, incredible awards! You are remembered fondly and this Italian gal doesn’t forget! Love & Blessings to each of you…Last and certainly not least I wish to thank my beloved Mama Carmela for instilling in me the drive, passion and severe love of cooking…Ti Amo, Mama!

However, today just for the day, the ‘Kitchen is Closed” due to Birthday!! Mine!!

God Bless All of YOU!!


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  1. Happy Birthday!!!

    1. Thank you, Michelle!!

  2. Chef Lana… Happy Birthday! Hope your day is the BEST 🙂

    1. Awww, Thanks, Sis!! Love you! ♥

  3. Aufgewacht says:

    Well the kitchen is closed!For a beautiful Day😃
    Happy Birthday!!!! 🎂 🍬 🍰 ☕ 🍸 🍧 🍹😃

    1. Thank you for the lovely sentiments!!

  4. Bill says:

    Didn’t you have one last year!

    1. Haha! Bill! Their repetitious speed is quite uncanny too! 🙂

  5. GP Cox says:

    I don’t blame you!! Have a terrific day!

  6. blosslyn says:

    Hope you go out for a nice meal, Happy Birthday 🙂

    1. Thank you, Blosslyn!! I took your advice and we had Moroccan! It was wonderful! 🙂

      1. blosslyn says:

        Now that does sound nice, glad it was wonderful 🙂

  7. Sheryl says:

    Happy Birthday! I love the picture you used to illustrate this post.

    1. Thank you, Sheryl! Hubby actually helped me choose it! We are major fans of anything vintage as well!

  8. happy birthday to a wonderful lady!! Love ya Lana!! sorry I am late with this wish!

    1. Awww! Thanks, Sweet Friend! Love ya!! ♥

  9. mkcasey80 says:

    I hope you had a great birthday. Have many more!


    1. Thank you so much, Marcey! God bless!!

  10. Happy birthday dear Lana!! I’m sorry , I’m a little late ! 🙁

    1. Thank you, Sweet Freda!! ♥

  11. Oh, I missed your birthday!! Happy belated birthday Lana. I hope you got spoiled 🙂

    1. haha Marisa! Thank you so much! I wasn’t supposed to cook, but decided to bake a cake 🙂

      1. Home made cake is the best 🙂

      2. Agreed 110% Marisa! Nothing like it! It makes memories too! When I was growing up a wonderful woman named Mary would bake me a yellow cake with chocolate fudge frosting from scratch every year for my birthday. My mind still can taste it 😉 Thanks again, Hon ♥

      3. Ahhh! That is wonderful 🙂

  12. Anna says:

    Happy (belated) Birthday, sweet Lana! I hope your day was beautiful and pray your year will be filled with many wonderful blessings! Sending birthday hugs! With love, Anna

    1. Awww, Molto Grazie, Sweet Anna!! ♥

  13. A bit too later but I add my “happy”.
    by Rinaldo from Venice Italy

    1. Molto grazie, Rinaldo!

      1. Non c’è di che! ☺

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