About “T”

November 23, 2019 No Comments

I feel like writing about yourself is awkward. There are, however, a few repeat questions I’ve gotten since I’ve started doing this. Maybe that’s a good place to start. For instance, my name. The “T” is for Tara but only my relatives and close childhood friends call me that. I’m half Italian. The other 50% is Russian (my Mother’s side). Im the oldest of 4 children- two girls & two boys. I’ve always lived in Jersey. Except when I was in RI for college but that doesn’t really count does it? I went to a culinary school for business. That’s not a joke. I also get asked my age a lot. Instead of saying it & then having to update this every year- It’s just easier to say I was born in ‘82 & you do the math.

Okay so those are the questions that people tend to ask. Now here’s what I’d like you to know about me in no particular order…

I can’t bake for my life. Please don’t pressure me- I know I can’t and I’m okay with it. I’m a huge Pearl Jam fan. I have an obsession with nail polish. Tito’s vodka is my drink of choice. Although I’d never turn down a glass of wine. I really really enjoy “shaker” Parmesan cheese. I also very much enjoy hot sauce. On the complete opposite end, I hate cilantro. Dunkin > Starbucks. Oh I also love Halloween!

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Hello there! My name is T & I’m a home cook from New Jersey. I love to share easy to make recipes, cooking tips & kitchen hacks with people who love to cook like I do. My recipes are all easy to follow & use ingredients most people are familiar with. Being a busy stay at home mother of two, I have to cook delicious budget friendly meals that are fast to make. I hope you find something helpful here. Thanks for coming by.

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