I am a self-taught cook with a passion for entertaining. The recipes I create and gravitate towards are all easy, elegant, and accessible. My Southern Italian heritage informs much of my cooking,but I love all types of cuisine and delight in experiencing and cooking with the various flavors of the globe. My blog, Neurotic Kitchen, is a place to find many of my favorite tried and true meals. It includes entertaining and dining tips, travel and restaurant information, plating and design techniques - but most importantly, I share reliable strategies for turning out restaurant-quality meals while remaining stress free! Join me. And happy eating and cooking to all!