I was born right here in Manhattan, which is known to be the restaurant capitol of the universe, so real New Yorkers are sort of automatically "foodies" whether they know it or not! I love food and married a man who loves food, too. We both love to cook, and Hubby's family has a long history in the restaurant business, so we can't seem to get away from food! I've loved baking since I was a little girl, and enjoy it even better now. I have expanded into all types of gourmet and ethnic cooking as the years go by.
My favorite things to cook
Since I'm Italian, I lean toward the Southern Italian style dishes, but Northern Italian, with its lighter sauces, is another favorite. Most of the dishes I create must have a healthy slant to them, and I'm often found in the kitchen modifying old favorites to adapt to our new, healthier lifestyle.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Gingerbread people and lasagna at Christmastime; Heart-shaped desserts on St. Valentine's Day; and little house-shaped cookies every year on June 5th - the anniversary of the day we bought our summer house!