Blog Posts - Old World Wise



The Book Thief

My husband and I have always been avid readers. I'm not sure exactly how many books (hardcover and paperbacks) we've collected over the 25 years we've been married, because that would involve digging them out, dusting them off and actually counting t...
by This Full House on Feb 5, 2016

Pörkölt: Hungarian Beef (Pork, Lamb or Chicken) Stew

So, yesterday I shared my secret stash of REAL paprika (seriously, I totally felt as if it should have been illegal) today I'm super-excited to be able to post one of my favorite go to Hungarian family recipes -- Pörkölt, made in a pressure cooker!
by This Full House on Jan 7, 2015

Day 7: Pörkölt: Hungarian Beef (Pork, Lamb or Chicken) Stew

So, yesterday I shared my secret stash of REAL paprika (seriously, I totally felt as if it should have been illegal) today I'm super-excited to be able to post one of my favorite go to Hungarian family recipes -- Pörkölt, made in a pressure cooker!
by This Full House on Jan 7, 2015

Sharing My Secret Stash of REAL Hungarian Paprika.

My parents worked two (sometimes three) jobs -- we lived in a 4-room apartment, upstairs in my Grandmother's house, at the time -- so my brother and I grew up eating a lot of t.v. dinners -- remember those?!? The salisbury steak with the chocolate pu...
by This Full House on Jan 6, 2015

Day 6: Sharing My Secret Stash of REAL Hungarian Paprika.

My parents worked two (sometimes three) jobs -- we lived in a 4-room apartment, upstairs in my Grandmother's house, at the time -- so my brother and I grew up eating a lot of t.v. dinners -- remember those?!? The salisbury steak with the chocolate pu...
by This Full House on Jan 6, 2015

Day 6: Paprika Is My Crack!

My parents worked two (sometimes three) jobs -- we lived in a 4-room apartment, upstairs in my Grandmother's house, at the time -- so my brother and I grew up eating a lot of t.v. dinners -- remember those?!? The salisbury steak with the chocolate pu...
by This Full House on Jan 6, 2015

More stuff Bing said, my dad said, on Facebook.

My dad has been on "the Facebook" for a little over a year and it's been fun to watch him reconnect with friends and family here and in Hungary, but he was a little worried about leaving comments for his English-speaking friends...in English...so, of...
by This Full House on Mar 12, 2014

Love, Hungarian American Style

As the family genealogist, I can tell you my maternal grandparents were married on June 9, 1935 in UjDombovar (pronounced oo-yuh-dome-bo-vah-r) Hungary. That my grandfather Istvan was the oldest of 7 children and my grandmother Maria was born on a fa...
by This Full House on Feb 14, 2014

I am not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.

He's drinking out of the dog's water bowl, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?!? I remember the first time I got "my cards read," I was my youngest girl's age (12 going on 42) and it freaked me out, big time. Her...
by This Full House on Nov 24, 2013

Bing translator comes up with some crazy sh*t on Facebook.

My dad and me, as seen on Facebook. My 3 oldest kids are on Facebook; once my youngest turns 13, I will probably allow her to create a Facebook account, too. Aaaaand, just like her older siblings, I will also...
by This Full House on Oct 23, 2013

Throwback Thursday: The time my grandmother and I ran away from home with Def Leppard.

My twin bro, our Nagy Mama and me in 1986: the year of home perms and fullets (female mullet) with massive amounts of eye makeup thrown in for extra GAH!!!! I haven't written about my Nagy Mama (Hugarian for Grandmother)...
by This Full House on Oct 10, 2013

Pushing Buttons, On The Facebook

It's official, my parents are now on the internet. Or, at least, the 20 minutes of what I was able to show them Sunday night, because it took my husband Garth (not his real name) 2+ hours to actually get...
by This Full House on Dec 11, 2012

Growing Old, It's For the Birds

The kids and I took a ride to visit my folks on Sunday -- Holly was scheduled to work this weekend and my husband Garth (not his real name) stayed behind to try and get some work done here at...
by This Full House on Oct 9, 2012

When I Was Young, We Could Only Buy Gas on Even-Numbered Days

Aaaaand, other lunchtime conversations that make me sound old, and hungry: Not for nothing, but imagine if I had typed this ALL out (you're welcome!) © 2003 - 2012 This Full House...
by This Full House on Feb 23, 2012

When I Was Young, We Could Only Buy Gas on Even Numbered Days

Aaaaand, other lunchtime conversations that make me sound old, and hungry: Not for nothing, but imagine if I had typed this ALL out (you're welcome!) © 2003 - 2012 This Full House...
by This Full House on Feb 23, 2012


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