About Me


 Hi I'm Deb!  Welcome to my world of cooking where I enjoy creating recipes, cooking, baking, taking photos, and entertaining family and friends.   I have John, aka The DIY Guy, who happily is my official taste tester!

I grew up surrounded by good food and happy times around the kitchen table.  My mom was born to Italian immigrants who passed through Ellis Island in the early 1930's.  Since we mostly spent our holidays with that side of the family, I have so many fond memoris of my Nonni making some wonderful Italian food.  Ok, but I must stop here and confess that I refused to eat what she made - no homemade raviolis or pastas for me.  I always asked for boxed P&R spaghetti and she would oblige by putting on a small pot of water for me - I would feel special - grandmas have a way of doing that though I must have been c-r-a-z-y!  Now, of course, times have changed!

Cooking has evolved over the years for me.  I had my first apartment in my early 20's and bought the Joy of Cooking cookbook.  I would just start experimenting - some with success and others not so much!  As the years went by, I just kept plugging away.  I get real enjoyment from pulling a meal together and trying new recipes.  If you were a guest at my house, I'm probably making something new for the first time because my motto is so many recipes and so little time!

What you will find here are recipes of my own, cookbooks, magazines, friends, family, etc.  I tend to tweak what I find and will note that on the recipes.  Most of the recipes are easy and on the table quick... though some will be fancy shmancy!

Some of the fan favorite recipes are Old Fashioned Peanut Butter CookiesMexican Quinoa Salad, and Apple Hand Pies

To sum it up. I'll end with one of my favorite quotes from the book The Kitchen Daughter

"I want them to bite into a cookie and think of me and smile.  Food is love.  Food has a power.  I knew it in my mind, but now I know it in my heart."

 Please feel to contact me at Deb (at) cookingonthefrontburners (dot) com



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9 comments:

  1. Will Danielle design a tat for me?
    Do you know my license plate number?
    I'm with you, I could live on appetizers. and chocolate.
    Mrs. R --- she rocked the classrom!

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    1. Yes.. Danielle would design for you... I haven't seen you in your car up close and personal yet but when I do, I will :-)

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  2. Deb...your first concert was who?? Steve

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  3. I have a similar background as you. I am all Italian on both sides of the family. I grew up with my grandmother and cousins living next door. I made a lot of fresh pasta and gravy.

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    1. I bet you have many good recipes to share! Mangia!

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  4. Hi! Yes the White Sox are winning right now:) Love the photos on your blog! And My mom is also the daughter of Italians!!!. new follower here!!

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  5. Hey! I hate to cook but love to eat, so I'll be back soon for easy tips! SITS blogging.

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  6. Hi Deb. It was so nice and inspiring to meet you on Saturday. Your pictures look really yummy. I shall have to try some of your ideas in the near future.

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