As a young girl, my mom and I spent hours together cooking and creating in the kitchen. One of our favorite things to make were traditional Monte Cristo sandwiches.
South Carolina is one of my absolute favorite places. Of course, BBQ is king in South Carolina (both whole pig and pulled pork sandwiches).
Being of Italian heritage, we love to grill our favorite foods (sausage, eggplant, peppers, cheese) and have our friends over to enjoy the food and of course drink Sutter wine.
My grandmother used to put raisins in her meatballs. At the time, I thought the idea was a bit strange, however, as I grew older I began to appreciate the taste.
I truly enjoy creating recipes with the combined tastes of sweet, smoky, salty, and savory. I also especially enjoy sleeping in late on the weekends.