1.) Don’t bother making plans on Sundays because Sunday’s are reserved for dinner with the family.
2.) When every friends asks if your father/uncle/whoever is in the mafia.
3.) Struffoli at Chrismas time! It's the best.
4.) Not knowing what an indoor voice is. IT’S NOT YELLING.
5.) Espresso NOT expresso.
6.) Wear your most comfortable and stretchy pants because you can’t say no to another meal. Just keep eating. MANGIA MANGIA
7.) Vino is like water; you have it with every and all meals.
8.) There are no cookies in this tin can, just sewing materials.
9.) Everyone in the family sharing one of approximately eight names. Maria #1 Maria #2 Maria #3
10.) This one is personal opinion but IT’S SAUCE.
11.) This isn’t a chili pepper, it’s for good luck.
12.) The mystery relatives. When a man or woman comes up to you saying you grew up so much but you have no idea who they are.
13.) Pastina is probably the first thing you consumed as a child, and it’s amazing.
14.) Stella D'oro cookies + milk = so good
15.) Padre Pio’s picture is in every household.
16.) Panettone WITHOUT the dried up fruit is great.
17.) Easter chocolate eggs are one of the many great things about Easter time.
18.) Family is everything.