The Jersey 'Wife's ready to get cooking for the cameras.

on May 24, 2011 - The Dish

Teresa Giudice of The Real Housewives of New Jersey
Giada... Lydia... Teresa??? The Real Housewives of New Jersey star says she'd like to be the next name to turn Italian cuisine into must-see TV. Teresa Giudice recently explained to the Miami Herald, "When I first got into [the show], I didn't do it for the money. I did it for fun. Now hopefully I'll get my own cooking show. Maybe it'll take me there."

It just may: Teresa's first cookbook, Skinny Italian, landed on the New York Times Best Sellers List. Reportedly selling over 100,000 copies, that success led to her encore effort Fabulicious, which the 'Wife's currently traveling across the country to promote.

Acknowledging her hungry-for-more fan base, Teresa blogged, "I am blown away by you guys -- I have the best, sweetest, smartest, most gorgeous fans in the whole world!" The hardworking mom then posted photos of three fans posing with their copies of Fabulicious. "Look at these hot mamas!" T wrote (or maybe it was Super T). "Janelle is on the left with the stuffed artichokes from Fabulicious, Gena is cooking up a storm on the right (what a catch she is!!!), and look at what this gorgeous mommy got for Mother's Day: a gorgeous baby and my book! I love love love to hear about you all cooking with your families. Give them all a big hug for me!"

What do you think? Could Teresa give Paula Deen a run for his money? Start a Tweet Battle, and make your case.