390953_1931275821882_412665041_nHi, I’m Mary, and welcome to my family kitchen!

With the help of my nephew and the prodding of family and friends, I decided it was time to start a blog as an outlet for my obsessive love of cooking, baking and decorating.

I’m a stay at home mom to four ranging in age from 9 to 29, professional volunteer, recreation director for my lake community, foodie, and beginning food photographer. My days are filled with raising my kids, cooking, baking, decorating and planning my next party, whether it be for my family or my lake community.

My blog comes from a deep love for keeping old Italian family recipes and traditions alive, as well as starting new cherished ones. I love creating meals that are not only simple and delicious, but always bring my family and friends together to the table.

So pour a cup of coffee (or wine!) and come join our family for some great food, a few laughs and fabulous traditions.