Mary, show your mom & dad the book and see what they say about the "lack of measurements". Betcha' a nickel they they say they seldom if never measure anything. Also, see if you guys can't turn up some good unglazed terracotta tiles to line the middle shelf of your oven with then you can get eyeball man to start cranking out the bread & pizza. BTW, I am pretty confident that the stones you have are causing the bread baking issues I encountered up there since it was back to normal in my oven when I returned home and have since baked about 6 loaves without issue.
Mary! Glad to see you here. Frequent back now and then and you'll get a laugh from Patricks antics! Have your Mom or Dad join and post a recipe or two. By the way, being part of a large Italian family, have you ever heard of Rococco? It is a type of biscotti, donut shaped with hazel nuts, almonds and pistachios. I love these but can't find a recipe anywhere, I have improvised but they are not the same.
Ok, you guys are going to get a good whippin'! How dare you send us that package of chocolates. I thought it was decided to not send anything?! This means war, watch your delivery man bearing packages of good will from D & P!!!