I'm a stay at home momma who loves to cook good food for my family. I'm from Northern California, where the wine flows freely and the food is truly an art, but found myself in Montana where everyone eats Chicken Fried Steak and potatoes every night. I'm all about a good CFS every once in awhile, but prefer fresh, zesty and healthy alternatives to the not-so-healthy Montana food mentality. My favorite cookbook is JOY because all of the recipes leave plenty of room for adding your own twist to them. My passion is music. Like food, if it's good, you can feel it in your soul! My pet peeves are when people say EYEtalian instead of Italian (can you tell I'm Italian?) I'm famous for my homemade pizza dough! My favorite thing to cook is anything I can get creative with and my favorite restaurant is Ting Hau in Santa Rosa, CA.