Hi! I'm Lori and I'm addicted to cooking:) I love creating "new and improved", fresh recipes but also love the classics of my Grandma's (Italian and German/English) recipes. Here you will find a nice mix of both, however I have a confession to make. The real reason I started this blog is for my 3 grandkids. I ididn't want my recipes lying in a box somewhere 50 years from now in someone's garage. I want to pass down my family recipes (and new ones too!) and this is my way of leaving that legacy. I work in the kitchen of a middle school, am a vegetarian, and avid gardener. I love anything fresh out of the garden...what a difference in taste! Have you ever had fresh dug potatoes?!?!? Half of the fun is digging them though! :) Look around and I hope you like what you see.