Friday, March 13, 2015


I can't believe that I've been writing this here blog since September 2010. I've cooked breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Conquered the crock pot and canning. Baked cakes and cookies, brownies and pies. Prepared for holidays. Introduced my son.

And I have loved every minute of it.

But it's time to shake things up here at Hot Dinner Happy Home. It's time to invite some friends to the party. Starting on Monday, two of my culinary comrades will be joining me here at HDHH.

Amy and Andrea are kitchen dynamos who are sure to impress you with their cooking prowess.

Amy is a Francophile who dabbles in vegan cuisine and loves to get in the kitchen with her two daughters.

Andrea comes from an Italian family and makes a mean meatball for her husband and sons in Illinois.

For the most part, Amy will be posting on Mondays and Andrea will be posting on Wednesdays. I'll be ringing in the weekends with Friday posts. And if you want to see what you'll be getting yourself into next week, learn ten scintillating things about all three of us in the "Meet the Ladies" section here.

They are funny. They can cook. Together, we're whipping up some fun.


  1. Congratulations to Andrea and Amy! Andrea your Grandma Tortora and Grammie would be so proud of you, as am I, and happy that you are passing on some of the Italian receipes and cooking traditions you grew up with in our family!

  2. Congratulations on this new endeavor! I can't wait to read your blog from week to week!