Hello and welcome to my Red Barn Cafe'- a place to share recipes and a love of cooking. I'm a married, working mom whose love of cooking began standing next to my mother at the stove. Very often my focus was primarily on baking. I gradually progressed to cooking meals, once making my Mom chicken marsala for her birthday when I was about 12. My grandmother, who was from Italy, also greatly influenced my interestand helped pave the way for an Italian cuisine enthusiast. I vividly remember standing next to her and scribbling the ingredients as she made her famous (in our family, anyway) ravioli. They were almost the size of a dinner plate.
I will be sharing some of my favorite recipes here, inviting you to try them. I try to focus on healthy eating and use fresh, organic ingredients when I can. If it tastes good- MANGIA!!
If you try them, let me know how you like them!
Life is hectic but sharing a meal should always be enjoyable, and hopefully not from the microwave!