I'm a divalicious mom with three small girls and one very hungry husband! I love gourmet cooking but with a busy family, letâ€™s get real. We usually need things that are simple, fun, and delicious!
About 3 years ago, I noticed that a lot of families were overscheduled and rarely sat down to dinner together. I became passionate about â€œtaking backâ€ family meal time and decided to start a blog (www.gourmetmomonthego.com
) to inspire families to get in the kitchen together and make some memories. The kitchen is such a great place to bond and I'm always surprised with the information that comes out of my kidsâ€™ mouths when theyâ€™re cooking together.
Earlier this year, I was chosen with 15 other women (out of 6,000 entries) to participate in a live cookoff in Savannah, GA for Paula Deen and a panel of guest judges. My proudest moment was when Paula Deen told the live audience, â€œI donâ€™t know who won this cookoff, but Iâ€™m making Mandyâ€™s recipe for my neiceâ€™s wedding this fall!â€. I DID end up winning and have been having a great time hosting The Real Women of Philadelphia.