Hi! My name is Joanne and I live in a Philadelphia suburb with my husband and our cute 5 and 3 yr. old boys. My passion is cooking good quality food and sharing it with others. In 2012, I decided to put my career as an Information Technology professional in the financial services industry on hold so to become a stay-at-home mom. Working was so much easier but, nothing compares to the love of our children!
On this blog, you will find delicious one pot and 30 min meals, yummy desserts, easy appetizers and tasty cocktails. You will also find authentic Italian and Italian inspired recipes. There are is a bit of travel and blogging tips too.
I am first generation Italian and good food and wine are in my blood. Most of my recipes use extra virgin olive oil because it is healthier and gives a lot of great flavor. I like to share my creations to help other busy moms provide homemade, great tasting, healthier meals to their families. Most of my recipes do not contain boxed mixes.
Why eat high fat, high sodium and poor quality take out when you can make better food at home and for less money? After all, there is no plate like home!
Food and Travel
One of my other passions is traveling! I’ve skied in Chamonix, France and Lake Tahoe, wine tasted in Napa and Sonoma and the Finger Lakes of NY. I drove through the desert during an amazing sun rise. We ate fresh lobster in New England. We saw the colorful splendor of Vermont during peak fall foliage. I still remember the tasty BMW pancakes Banana Maple Walnut pancakes. We found some great seafood places in Naples, Fl and fun things to do in Marco Island, Fl.
I’ve been to a few European countries and visited my family in southern Italy many times. Experiencing the true Italian culture first hand is something worth sharing with others. Italy is absolutely beautiful and has some of the best food I’ve ever tasted, hands down! Some of the recipes on this blog are authentic Italian such as, Buccatini all’Amatriciana and Easy Italian Easter Pie with Prosciutto and Mozzarella Cheese.
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No Plate Like Home