I am married with two children and one of my favorite hobbies is cooking. That's probably because another favorite passtime of mine is eating! I am an amateur chef who has been interested in cooking since I was a child and observed my mother and grandmother. They never used a recipe for their delicious Italian family dishes. My mother is an avid cookbook collector and passed along that passion as well.
In 2007, I was a winner in the Locally Grown recipe contest in NY sponsored by the Journal News (www.lohud.com/locallygrown), MyPersonalFarmers.com, RNN TV and the Valley Restaurant. My winning recipe, Ratatouille Pizza, was developed as a way to get my family to eat lots of fresh, local vegetables.
I am a food writer and editor for the Examiner newspapers in Pleasantville and Mt. Kisco. My dream is to be the next Food Network star and I hope to write my own cookbook one day.