I started this website a few months ago now and I am so happy to be building my collection of recipes, all kinds of recipes... from "traditional Italian," to the "healthy power plates." It has made me so happy to see that it is really beginning to grow as I work on it everyday. We have added a new section called my Chef's Circle. You will find fantastic specialty recipes from some of the best cooks I know. They love sharing their recipes with you. We are growing everyday to keep it fun, interesting and delicious!!
With all that said.....this journey has opened up another door for me. One that I am most excited about. This truly makes me so happy. It takes me right back to the days of cooking with my Grandmother, except I am the teacher now. I would like to introduce to you my... JUNIOR CHEF CIRCLE!!!! I am teaching two of my favorite little chefs in the making. First we have ELLIE!!! She is the beautiful daughter of my website partner Lisa. Ellie loves, loves, loves to cook. She will actually look at my site and pick a recipe to make at home. My Short Ribs were her first....I love it!! She is 10 years old and so extremely mature beyond her years in the kitchen. She loves to taste new flavors and is so excited to learn. I am really looking forward to working with her to help grow her love of cooking as my Grandmother did with me. Welcome to our Junior Chef Circle, Ellie!!!
Next, we would love to welcome ANGELINA!!! Angelina is my BFF's daughter. She is 12 and again has such a love for cooking. She tells me she wants to go to cooking school when she grows up. Now, I may not be a professional, but if I can begin her journey now and grow her love of cooking at this age....priceless to me. Let me just make a prediction now....she has got the most bubbly, energetic, over the top personality...I think she could replace Rachael Ray in a heartbeat someday!!! Whenever they are at my house....she is always in the kitchen with me creating great food. This particular morning she came for breakfast and wanted to make blueberry pancakes.....they were awesome!!! Welcome Angelina to our JUNIOR CHEF'S CIRCLE!!!!
The girls and I will be meeting to discuss and create all types of recipes. Of course, I think desserts will be their favorite...haha. They can't wait to get involved in some great creations. We will be talking and deciding on flavor combinations and writing our own recipes, so we can begin their collections of recipes!!! Keep checking back to our Junior Chef's Circle section to check out the great recipe ideas these girls create!!!