Once upon a time in Texas, there was a girl with an appetite and a dream...


Stop those cravings!

I've done it! I've found the cure for I've-been-in-the-house-all-morning-and-I'm-still-in-my-pajamas-at-noon munchies!

Here's what you do:

1. Open a colomba (this is a totally addictive sweet bread covered with sugar pellets traditional at Easter in Italy, but you can use whatever desirable fattening things are found in the pantry)
2. Eat a little
3. Go back for more
4. Repeat steps 1-3 until munchies are gone

Genius! Pure genius!


Blogger Camille said...

Uh oh, I'm sensing an imminent world-wide munchies epidemic. Good thing you've found the cure!

5/09/2006 12:02 PM

Blogger Tracie B. said...

i know!! why didn't someone think of this before?

5/09/2006 12:12 PM

Anonymous marina said...

Awww, good cure :). But we don't have those here :(. They looks soooo good!

5/09/2006 12:41 PM

Blogger Cynthia Rae said...

I hate you for two reasons...well really three...

1. You are in pj's.

2. You are in pj's at noon.

3. You still have a colomba! ahhhhh! Life is so unfair!


5/09/2006 1:02 PM

Blogger Yael said...

Tracie you're so slovenly, I love that you have no shame!

5/09/2006 2:46 PM

Blogger Ale said...

fkn' you are SOOO SMART!!!

5/09/2006 3:16 PM

Blogger Travel Italy said...

Tracie b. - I have another one as you get back to christmas time. Fry, or saute' if you are properly dressed, slices of panettone in butter...

5/09/2006 3:42 PM

Blogger GJR Stevenson said...

Does this really work? I'm gonna have to try it to find out.

Your premise seems sound enough.

Do you have any supporting evidence to back up your claims?

Check out my Blog at Rants and Slants, leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

5/09/2006 4:16 PM

Blogger Eduardo said...


I would make some remark about twin evils of gluttony and sloth, but I am too filled with envy.

5/09/2006 5:00 PM

Blogger RennyBA said...

Hi! Been busy, but back from Bulgaria now. Thanks for the tip - this I have to try!

5/09/2006 5:26 PM

Blogger Turtle Guy said...

...kinda like the flu... you have to give in and let it run its course!

5/09/2006 6:46 PM

Blogger Sangindiva said...

That looks like a great munchie snack...
Save me some!!

5/10/2006 7:32 AM

Anonymous TC said...

Damn you and your fancy hedonistic food and wine blog, TracyB!

I'm trying to lose weight, not gain it!

5/10/2006 9:29 AM

Anonymous lena said...

I had some hope of being able to morning munch Italian-style when this "Italian" bakery / grocery / cafe place opened up down the street. I headed down there saturday morning giddy with anticipation thinking I would be gorging on things like you show in your pictures, but all they had were little dehydrated looking croissants and a few danishes with shrivelled spots of jelly on them.That's not even ITALIAN. Danishes? Helloooo? It's too unfair! No nutella AT ALL. No melty nutella with marzipan inside those what-d'ya-call-em - cornichon??? Why can't I get that right?

So I was thinking that we really need you here to open up the real deal. Why is so hard for people to get it right?

Oh, and the carbonara they served had hard over-cooked pancetta that smoked up the whole dish - it was actually inedible.

See, we NEED you here! I know you could do it right.

But really, remind me what those thingies were called with the nutella in them so I can go down there and tell them what they need to be serving up to Italy-missing Texans.

5/10/2006 9:38 AM

Blogger lettuce said...

sounds and looks deelish... my current munchies-cure is digestive biscuits (McVities, obviously) with crunchy peanut butter on top.

5/10/2006 11:16 AM

Blogger traveller one said...

yumyum... we found bread with that sugar stuff on top in Vienna and then I found packets of it in the supermarket.... and now those packets are in my cupboard. Did you know that the Dutch(hubby) sprinkle that sugar on their bread for breakfast??????

5/10/2006 11:19 AM

Blogger A Novelist said...

Oh I miss colomba and wish I had some right now!!! :)

5/10/2006 11:25 AM

Blogger nikinpos said...

Cravings Tracie? Have you got a bun in the oven?

5/10/2006 12:53 PM

Blogger Tracie B. said...

lena--genny would love that...why would carbonara be hard?

lettuce--mcvs?! peanut butter?! crunchy?! thank GOD i didn't have that at my disposition

nikinpos--nicky, if i had a bun, i'd probably eat it

5/10/2006 4:17 PM

Blogger Stelle In Italia said...

uh oh, how did you know how i just spent my afternoon? :) i love colomba! luckily my husband saved me some while i was away in the states (or, let's say he ate one whole colomba by means that you've described, and then went out and bought another before i got back to Italy).


5/11/2006 1:42 PM

Anonymous Cath said...

Somebody actually eats Colomba? I thought you were just meant to have them hanging around the house, gathering dust until about Christmas! Please stop giving them to us!!!

5/12/2006 3:10 AM

Blogger trendoffice said...

I spent so much time reading your blog! I like it!

5/13/2006 9:07 AM

Blogger Darbs said...

I'm all about bread...pass me a slice...or two :o)

5/16/2006 12:35 AM


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