I graduated with a degree in Home Economics from Framingham State College in Massachusetts. I have a wonderful husband of 28 yrs and two grown children. My late mother-in-law was the person who introduced me to cooking for the fun of it! My own Mom could bake, but dinner was not inspiring. In the new house my husband built for me I have a kitchen that I love spending time in. It looks out onto my back yard where I keep my 4 horses. I have lots of room for gardening and beekeeping as well.
My favorite things to cook
I love preparing interesting Italian dishes with ingredients fresh from my garden. I'm also a "kitchen gaget" lover and enjoy experimenting with my "toys"!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holidays are my favorite. The loss of my Mother-in Law left a big empty spot at my table. She was my greatest fan.
My cooking triumphs
The day my late mother-in-law told me that my Macaroni and Meatballs (her recipe) was better than hers! Not bad for an Irish daughter-in-law!
My cooking tragedies
A tragedy turned comedy...having a power outage while a beef tenderloin was in the oven. It was a bit rare...but dinner was completed on the gas grill...after my wonderful husband took it out of the garage on a freezing snowy night in February. We always called it our "Cabin Fever Dinner".