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 Early Days in Italy! Liz is on the Left and Anna is on the Right...

Hi and welcome to our blog!  Many authentic Italian recipes were handed down to us from our beautiful mom Maria, who happens to be the great granddaughter of the once Baron and Baroness of Italy. Pretty cool, huh?  To us anyway!   
Over the years, we have been creating healthy and easy recipes to add to our family's collection!  Now we would like to share them with you!
We are Anna and Liz,  two sisters born and raised in NY, now living in separate states. Both of our parents as well as our two brothers were born in Italy.  Liz and Anna are first generation American. 
Hello! I am Anna Petralia and I am married to a wonderful man, have 4 amazing kids, and two adorable grandchildren.  I also had an amazing career while raising my family. With years of watching our mother cook, I've learned how to make "family-style" meals for my family.  I love simplicity and making dinner as quick and easy as possible!   I also love cooking with wine; and sometimes I even add it to the food!
For years I've been dreaming about writing a cook book to record our mom's delicious Italian recipes, but never found the time.  My sister Liz, who is single, has a full-time career also loves to cook and entertain, while she loves to create healthy and Gluten-Free dishes!  We originally started this blog to record moms recipes, and soon after we became more inspired to continue adding our own.
These days, healthy cooking is very important to us!  So we do our best to keep them lower in fat and calories.  Well, most of them anyway!

It's fun to gather around the kitchen cooking with family and friends, and we hope you will join in with our adventures in the kitchen!  Easy recipes to whip up with an Italian influence ...of course!

We invite you to try them and would love to hear from you!  Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy and Buon Appetito!

Mom and Dad Christmas 2013

Liz and Anna Thanksgiving 2013

   This is Maria our beautiful Mom!
       A great teacher who continues to inspire us every day....
   and continues to cook for her family and friends!
For mom, the kitchen is the heart and soul of the house.


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