Hi I'm Michelle, and this is my story...

 I have alwayloved gathering in the kitchen! 
There is just something magical about throwing in a pinch of this and a dash of that 
and having it create something yummy.
 come from a long line of kind, strong, beautiful women, 
who also happened to be fabulous cooks!  (p.s. my Dad also rocks in the kitchen)

My Mom and Aunts could just whip things up and they would be delicious. 
Some of my earliest and happiest memories
are baking
and cooking in the kitchen with my Grammas. 
.My Gramma Nora made the best divinity, chicken soup & dumplings and fudge fancies; 
while my Gramma Hibler made the best 
potica and fried chicken ever!

My kids, Devinn (Gio), Jake (Kelly) and Max (Erin),
can sometimes be found in the kitchen cooking, helping with curbside carry-outs
or overseeing catering events. My bonus Grandson Giovanni has made his way from shop cleaner to serving catering events and my granddaughter Nora...well, she is the Boss.
Sometimes my husband Bob even makes a surprise appearance .

There is always plenty of music and laughing here in our kitchen. 
We have even been known to solve the world's problems 
in between getting out our breakfasts and lunches.

One of my favorite menu items is a family recipe, "Aunt Joann's Cranberry Meatballs".  
Again, It all goes back to good family memories, lots of laughs and delicious food. 
Every time I make them I think of her and smile.....
and isn't that really what cooking is all about?
- Michelle