During my time in the US Army, I learned how to cook for the masses (a quality which would later come in handy). In my early twenties, I was classically trained at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Having worked at different types of food service businesses, from country clubs, retail outlets, institutional cooking and now the owner of a pizzeria, I have a lot of experience to draw upon.
Today I am the proud papa of 8 kids, so my talents are well utilized at home. Living on a tight budget requires thoughtful planning and creativity in the kitchen (and the rest of the house, too). Eating wholesome foods is a necessity for good health, but it doesn't have to come with a hefty price tag or turned-up noses from your dinner guests. I've learned a number of tricks and tips through the years and that's what I'll share with you.
After being in a related food business for about a dozens years, my wife and I purchased a restaurant. Rosalini's Pizza and Subs ( www.rosalinispizza.com ) is our base of operation and I find myself spending much of my time building that business with help from my wife and 4 of our older children that help me staff it. Having changed my diet to a gluten free diet, GF Italian food and pizza has become a bit of our specialty there.