The Cannoli Queen reveals plans for her dream house.

on Oct 1, 2013 - The Dish0

On the Season 5 finale of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, it was revealed that Kathy Wakile had started building her dream home.

"Kathy decided she's ready for a new kitchen," read her update at the end of the show. "She's taking the lead in design while [her husband] Rich stays out of the way."

Kathy took to Twitter the same day the finale aired to confirm the news—and share a few snapshots of her big project: "Broke ground this week! [My husband Rich] decided I needed another kitchen so we're building," she tweeted, along with photos of heavy construction equipment digging and architectural plans splayed out on a table.

With the new house and her other big project—her first cookbook, Indulge: Delicious Little Desserts—75 Recipes That Keep Life Real Sweet—it looks like Kathy's going to have one busy hiatus.

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18 comments
jules@1216
jules@1216

Kathy,  

I wish you all the best with the new home. You deserve anything you want. You are a great and powerful woman.

Most of all a great Mom!  Please do not ever leave the show. It would be a disaster. You are the only sane one there. 

I love your relationship with your immediate family, what a beautiful family you have. The kids are so polite and nice to everybody, and as we no that starts with the parents...  your husband is hysterical., and really know his stuff when if comes to business. you keep it real. Don't ever change and keep those canolies coming. I would give my right arm to taste one.. they look so good.  Where is Rosie, how is she. She is the best. P.S. I hear you and support you in anything you want to accomplish.  best to you and your family... 

Goldiecoo
Goldiecoo

What kind of work does Kathy's husband do? Is he also a multimillionaire by buying real estate? We know Carolyn's husband runs a resturant, Melissa's husband buys/sells and renovates real estate, Teresa's husband (well, no comment on that one). But Jacq's husband and Kathy's husband don't talk about what they do...wonder why?

onaadams
onaadams

I LIKE KATHY.  I missed Bethenny's show with Kathy, because they broke in with the Michael Jackson verdict.  Seems during the reunion shows that everyone does not pay attention to her,  except her unforgettable sister.  These  two gals, I feel could hold a show.  Good luck, Kathy,  with your endeavor with cannolies (SP?).   No offense to the cousin, Teresa, but she has been in denial for years regarding her husband "Joe  WHO CARES".   That is all he has to say about everyone and everything!!   Who cares.   Well, he had better start caring pretty soon.   

tandramarie
tandramarie

Love Kathy! Just now watching her on Bethenny show. She is great and her family, love them! They show us what stable caring families look & act like to each other Wish you continued happiest! Can't wait to buy your book. When they've had meals at her mama's house, my mouth waters. They table of food looks so yummy! I wish Kathy and her mom would put out a book. You are right Kathy, women should celebrate each other, not put them down! Celebrate!

cheatersville
cheatersville

Kathy reminds me of someone who is very sneaky!!! She should divorce her hubby because it totally shows how she has no respect for him.  She seems to always be looking and acting down to him.  As if shes any better!!!! LOL

bravofan12
bravofan12

Bravo, seriously, cannoli queen?? I don't think so.  Apparently you have not been to Brooklyn....

bravofan12
bravofan12

so rumor is that soon we don't have get out of your kitchen bc you will be getting out of our television sets.  I hope it's true!  Amen to that!!

SelaBella
SelaBella

OMG!!! I can't wait for her cook book every time I see her delishes deserts I always want some and can only imagine how yummy they must be

Lck
Lck

Wow.. Bad timing. I hope she has save her HWs money, because the news is everywhere that she's been downgraded to a HW "friend".

angie0238
angie0238

Yes, guess the fighting to get on the show paid off, huh? The next to last show or the one before that, everyone of

you were at a venue selling something.  I had to laugh. All the get togethers (except for Autism) were about either

selling food, CDs(Melissa, you cannot sing, please stop, you have money, what is it you need, celebrity?) Cooking

products, Kits to make pastry...........where is the story lines except for Theresa and her brother fighting? Lies about

Melissa? 

penneyone
penneyone

Kathy I'm happy for you. Enjoy your new home.

Goldiecoo
Goldiecoo

 @cheatersville

 Well IMO he is a sloppy drunk, he has an old school male ego, he has a hard time letting her take  the spotlight w/o his input, and he is very unprofessional...have you not been watching the shows??

Goldiecoo
Goldiecoo

 @bravofan12

 What did Kathy do to you? She is the only one on the show that I like!

Goldiecoo
Goldiecoo

 @Lck

 So she's not a drama queen, like everyone else ont he show!

Comedian-Jane
Comedian-Jane

 @angie0238 If only Kathy and Melissa would have just entered the show with dignity and got along with Teresa.  So Kathy wants to become a cook and make cook books and baking goods?  So Melissa wants to become a singer?  If only they could have done all that while getting along with Teresa and NO DRAMA.  The show would have been much more enjoyable.  Just seeing women uplifting other women in their endeavors instead of clawing each other to the top and trying to break each other down.

Goldiecoo
Goldiecoo

 @Comedian-Jane  @angie0238

 You don't see too many of the husband's bragging about their careers (except Joe, but Joe has to make everything appear big-wonder why?). Appears to me the housewives need to do something to keep them busy, some have kids already raised. And, some have others raising their kids...so they have time on their hands. Not to mention a great way to advertise their selves on TV (be it good or not so good). Go Kathy!