About Me

This is me!  I'm a full-time working Mom of two great kids, and wife to an amazingly supportive husband.  I was born and raised in Wisconsin, the youngest of seven kids (I have five brothers and one sister).  I work as a Sales Professional in the printing industry, providing sales support to a major educational publisher.  I am lucky to be able to work from home! My husband and I love to play in the kitchen together.  We cook at home 6-7 nights a week, sharing the duties - between running kids to their activities.  We make a great team!

This is our beautiful daughter, Chiara. She's a great student, and like most teenage girls, prefers to spend time with her friends at the mall!

  This is our handsome son, Marco. He's also a great student, does Tae Kwon Do, and enjoys playing video games with his friends.

The love of my life, my husband, Enzo!

... and last, but not least, our dog, Shelby!

We hope that you enjoy this blog, and come back to visit often!
Buon Appetito!


  1. I am confused. I saw your recipe on Allrecipes.com for Italian Polenta Casserole https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/278329/italian-polenta-casserole/. I am interested to try, but I didn't even know what polenta is, and had to Google it. So, in short, it's like grits (I'm southern). Your recipe calls for 3/4 cup polenta. I realize that you may have an Italian background and things are just different in other countries/ cultures, but it still doesn't make sense to me. Did you mean cornmeal or pre-made polenta? Also, not to get off topic, but I enjoy Allrecipes.com almost daily, but I wish there was a comment section, as opposed to reviewing and rating a recipe that I have not tried yet. Thanks

  2. Hello - I just saw your review on my Italian Polenta Casserole on Allrecipes. Sorry I didn't get back to you, as I haven't kept up my blog, so never check for messages anymore. To answer your question - yes, polenta is coarse ground cornmeal. Bob's Red Mill is a brand that can be found in U.S. grocery stores. My recipe calls for the dry stuff, not the pre-made polenta that is sold in tubes. Here's a link to what Bob's Red Mill's looks like: https://www.amazon.com/Bobs-Red-Mill-Polenta-Grits/dp/B000WG95RG
    Hope that helps!