I’m Jessica – wife of a police sergeant, mom of a boy, step mom of a girl, dog mom of a mini-poodle, blogger and spinning (& wine) lover.
I’ve been cooking since I was a kid – my mom was busy, like most moms. When she got called in to work as a nurse, I took over kitchen duty. I didn’t mind – I have always loved to cook.
My grandmother, my Nonna Maria, has always been my biggest inspiration in the kitchen.
Every single day, she cooked for her family – without fail. Rarely did they venture out to eat. As a lovely old school Italian, she treated cooking as a sacred, honorable duty. She loved to feed her family, and you could taste her love in the food. She kept it simple – less is more. If you sat at her table, be ready to Mangia! (Eat!).
Nowadays, I cook for my family of 3, soon to be 4!
I am married to an amazing man, who happens to be my web developer & photographer in addition to Police Sergeant “by day”. He is also my biggest fan, and there isn’t a day that goes by that I am not thankful for being blessed with him. Plus he’s handsome and he laughs at my jokes. He’s a keeper.
We have his daughter and a little boy born February 2017. Almost all of our time is spent as a family, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Our idea of a great date night is getting a babysitter (usually grandma) for the kid(s), getting in a good workout at the gym, and having dinner at the bar in our sweaty gym clothes at one of our favorite restaurants – yes, we are THAT Glam! We spend a lot of time at home and around our home near Sarasota, Florida.
Life gets busy, but I strive to follow the lead of my Nonna and make time to cook. My pressure cooker and other easy, traditional and staple recipes help me keep up, and for that I am incredibly thankful.
In my spare time, I like cuddling with my toy poodle, shopping alone, spinning and having brunch with girlfriends (with wine and/or champagne, duh).
Welcome to my world – I appreciate you coming, staying a while, and subscribing!