I live in northern New Jersey, with my husband of 42 years. I love to cook, especially Italian foods, and I have a wonderful cook-book collection. My favorites are the "Italian Ladies" -- Lydia Bastianich, Biba Caggiano, and Marcella Hazan, along with Mario Batali. I love living in northern New Jersey, where there are all kinds of ethnic restaurants and food stores. I can find ingredients for anything here! It's really difficult for me to post recipes, because I never measure anything. I cook by taste, touch, and smell. I'm always afraid my measurements are going to be off if I post.