I'm Cara. You might remember me from years of being on TV at News 12 NJ, and Fox5 in NYC! Here, I'm combining my love for food with my talent for storytelling! As a journalist, I love the stories behind family dishes, the memories they bring back, and the cultures and traditions built around them. As a home cook I developed my passion for food through my family. Born and raised in New Jersey as a second generation Italian-American, I grew up making fresh pasta, pots of gravy or sauce, (depending which side of the family it was) and holiday feasts with my mother, grandmothers and even a great-grandmother as my guides. Now as a wife, I am expanding what I know into my husband's Latino traditions. I am also an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, so I know the power food has on our bodies, minds and homes. I believe that every meal has a story; that good food shared with good company feeds not only the body, but the soul. Every week I post a new episode, featuring either a recipe, a restaurant or a great food story. And of course, there's plenty here to browse through, and great recipe ideas! But this site is more than just recipes, it's the story of the food. Join me as I tell stories from the kitchen table.