Easy Party Idea: Make Your Own Pizza Night

We are huge fans of pizza - But then again, who isn’t?! Some of our best memories happen around the kitchen table, so this weekend, grab your friends, some beer and host a Make Your Own Pizza Night!...more
Oh I love love love the way you set this up!  I'm going to share the link on my blog!!more

Last-Minute Fiesta: Nacho Mama's Taco Party

I love to host gatherings at my house.  It gives me an opportunity to really clean my house and show off my limited Rachael Ray-ish party skills  Sure, spending time with family and friends is a bonus but what if you want to host a party with people who relatively strangers?Contrary to popular belief I am not the most outgoing gal, at least not on purpose. Oddly, I worked in the service industry most of my life and could fake it most of the time....more
sounds like a lot of fun AND yummy too!!more

The Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Menu Planner

Cinco de Mayo is on Monday, and you know what that means: It's time to fiesta! Aside from Southern food, Mexican food is my favorite cuisine, so naturally Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite holidays. I'm not typically one to post a roundup for every holiday and occasion. However, I have so many Mexican-inspired recipes here that I just love so much, and I want to help you plan the ultimate menu for the holiday. So whether you are throwing a big blowout or just enjoying some Mexican food at home, I've got you covered. ...more

WON A TRIP TO FRANCE FROM -TLC'S FOUR WEDDINGS

I got Married Sept 29, 2012 to Enzo!I was on the show: Four Weddings on TLC - "Mother Know's Best" episode and we won. I won a trip to France.  We had to fly about 8 hrs to Paris... then take 2 trains to LA GACILLY, France. Kind of a coutry style hotel.  ...more

Yes I was on Four Weddings !

Hey Guys!  Since this is my first blog on here I will introduce myself quickly. My name is Concetta. I was born & raised in Brooklyn. I come from a big Sicilian (Italian) family. My father is a musician "Angelo Venuto" and had several hits on the radio....more

A Teenager! Happy Birthday Kyle!

A Teenager! Happy Birthday Kyle!When we are young, the words are scattered all around us. As they are assembled by experience, so also are we, sentence by sentence, until the story takes shape.  ~Louise Erdrich...more

Discovering Our Own Backyard - Johnstown

Discovering Our Own Backyard - Johnstown There is no past or future. Using tenses to divide time is like making chalk marks on water.  ~Janet Frame...more

Summertime recipe takes advantage of the season’s strawberry crop

With summer in the air, I’m yearning for strawberries hand-picked from a local farm or fresh from the farmers market. These luscious strawberries taste even sweeter when roasted with balsamic vinegar and paired with a creamy mascarpone filling....more