First of all, a huge thank you to all the amazing fans I met this week at my book signings! At each event, over 600 gorgeous people showed up! I have the most fabulous fans!
How freakin’ cute were my girls making pizza? We’ve always made homemade pizza – that’s why we opened a pizzeria! I share my secret recipe for the best crust in the world and six different kinds of pizza in Skinny Italian. My favorite is Pizza Giudice.
Yes, Joe’s pizzeria is open for business. And yes, I do go help him whenever he needs me. If you’re in Hillside, New Jersey, stop by Giuseppe’s Homestyle Pizzeria at 1576 Maple Avenue. You might see me but you’ll definitely see him. He works crazy long hours, as everyone in the restaurant business does. I’m so proud of him. He’s an entrepreneur, but not the kind who sits behind a phone and just makes deals – the kind who rolls up his sleeves and works 18 hour days.
Joe has been taking the girls to Tae Kwon Do and mixed martial arts since they could walk. How cute were they in their helmets, bowing to each other? Like I said, they are tough cookies.
I was glad to see Danielle’s daughters boxing as well. I think every girl needs to know how to defend herself. And how beautiful are those two? I was not happy though to see a self-defense lesson turn – as it always does – to focus on their mama’s crazy. You could see how uncomfortable they were when their mom was practicing punching mine and Jacqueline’s face. So not cool. Danielle had so much to say about how Jacqueline is raising Ashley. Look at yourself Danielle! Jacqueline constantly tells Ashley how behave, how to rise above, what’s right and wrong. You don’t see Jacqueline practicing punching things and saying it’s Danielle in front of her kids. None of us do that. To quote Danielle: "How horrible for those kids!" A year ago, they were playing with mine and Jacqueline’s kids. They spent the weekend with us at our beach house. And now they have to watch their mom all paranoid and crazy practicing attacking people they were friends with?
I love watching the show, and you, Jacqueline, and Caroline seem like such sweet women with loving beautful families. Danielle is jealous of you three and she is a psycho. Does she ever listen to what is coming out of her mouth. What does she expect to happen when you continually lie and whine. I think she is a martyr, she just loves to be the victim. Grow up Danielle and quit acting like everyone is out to get you. Doesn't she ever wonder why she loses everyone that at one point was close to her, hmmm.
i do think that chasing danielle was a bit much but at the same time i do think that u were being nice when talking 2 her.. u asked about her daughter and said how u were happy 4 her and shared about ur daughter and she had attitude the whole time in speaking with u.. she just wanted 2 keep the drama going.. she brought up ugly rumors and everything.. and y if she doesnt care or whatever would she know and tell u and others about rumors.. she should tell people i dont want 2 hear about them.. they r not in my life so news about them dont need 2 be either..
u amaze me that u watch the show and ur response is basically all on teresa and ashley.. do i agree with how far they let things go.. no.. but i also agree that danielle is crazy and likes 2 start trouble.. teresa was being nice until danielle got an attitude.. if every1 ends up not being her friend dont u think the problem isnt every1 else around her but in fact her?!?!? i mean she even lost the kims as her friends..
TERESA, I LOVE YOU.. don't listen to stupid people who really are that stupid to think that Danielle is a victim. ANYone who's sane can see what's happening on the show. You're not fake, you're real and that's why your fans love you.
Welcome to Hillside! I am a homeowner in the town. Recently, I was informed about the pizzeria. I will definitely check out Dominic's and Comet's new competition.
By the way, Hillside is a decent community that's 2.5 miles long. We would love to have you as a neighbor!
Hi Teresa, My husband and I love the show. It doesn't surprise me that Danielle would act that way. I think you are an amazing mother and wife. You have a beautiful family and hopefully my husband and I will visit the pizza place.
We live in NJ also and know that everyone is being affected by this economy one way or another. My sister and I both, we just got married and at the same time laid off from our jobs. What keeps us going is just being positive and knowing one day it will all be ok.
Looking forward to the rest of the season:)
WOW!!!! You people are unbelievable! Theresa, you started the arguement at the country club with Danielle and if you didn't want a fight to happen in the first place you wouldn't have approached her at all. I'm so sick of hearing why you and Ashley attacked this woman when the point is that YOU DID!!! You chased her out of the building and Ashley pulled her hair out of her head....that's the bottom line and it's WRONG!!! I'll never forget you asking your husband if you did a good job. The fact that the both of you think you did should show everyone that trailer park trash is trailer park trash even if it does live in a 5 million dollar home! Grow up and take some responsibility! I'm sure Danielle said and did her own stuff too but she didn't physically chase you or attack anyone. It's too bad that you, Theresa, can't be charged with something too...you have your own lessons to learn!!!!
Theresa, I just wanted to encourage you, my husband and I own our own property services company and know how hard it is, but on top of that 3 years ago he was diagnosed with a rare stage 4 cancer. I have 5 children and am 27 years old so I was absolutely devastated by this. After the hardest year of our life we had to file bankruptcy because of all the medical bills but my husband went into remission and we are just being blessed enormously. The important thing is to just be humbled by this experience and then rise up from the ashes full of love and wisdom...I pray you continue to be blessed. Sarai
@ kinsello in TX.. She never denied her situation and if she didn't own it she wouldn't have post this blog to let us know what the truth is.So next time do you home work before you open your mouth.Tereas keep doing what you're doing you don't have to explain yourself to anyone. May god bless you and your family and your situation. You're a beautiful woman!!!
Hey Teresa We love you here in Mississipi.... Getting really annoyed at all the Daneille drama.... no one can say anything without her taking it as some kind of threat.. It is too funny... all you did at the club was say hello. I don't know if anyone picked up on it but at the fundraiser that was held at the Brownstone Kim D asked if she was over dressed and all Albie said was "your gonna be in for a big suprise." Now if i remember correctly Danielle was nowhere around but again as always Kim D told her what he said and she ran with it... Oh well guess it would not be mutch of a show if there were not some kind of drama going on.... ta ta for now... Roze
I'm sorry for the financial crisis you and your family are going through. You guys started with nothing and you will rebuild your lives. The important thing is that you have eachother. The belt will just need a little more tightening. LOL At times like these look around you and see who is there. Those are your true friends and they will love and support you no matter how much is in your wallet. Best of luck!
Teresa, I'm sure how understand how your anniversary episode looks now that we know you are auctioning off the contents of your home,and probably the ring your husband gave you that night. Poor Joe; he loves you and wants to give you the sun and the moon. And you would take them even knowing you shouldn't - because you can't afford them. Shame on you. You husband should not have to prove that he loves you and your children by providing you with THINGS. If you truly love Joe, I hope you prove it by working by his side in the new pizzeria and 'get a fresh start' by changing the priorities in your life. You are spoiled, and unfortunately act like it.
So Teresa why don't you talk about the fact that two of your homes have been forclosed on, your personal belonings are up for sale and that house that you had the housewarming party in is also being forclosed on????? You think Danielle has problems??? Man are you an idiot that is in denial!!!!!!!!! How wonderful that is for your own kids. Maybe you and Joe can sleep in that pizza place of his.
Hey Teresa I just saw on Yahoo about the hard time you and your family are having, I was sorry to hear about it. You and your family will be in our prayers. My husband and I recently went through some financial problems too, there is always a silver lining when you have a good kids and a good husband always count you blessing no matter what else goes on around you. My girls and I love the show and watch faithfully. I am in search of you book and cant wait to try the recipes. Good luck with the auction I know it will be tough to see your things auctioned off.
You and Joe and the girls are the best! Stay strong and you built this business before, you'll do it again.
Teresa...I know this is a hard time for you and your family right now. It would be bad enough without everyone knowing. I hope you'll keep your spirit and chin up. People that have never had any problems, just haven't lived long enough. And no one should be happy when others struggle. Hindsight is always 20/20. What you do is you pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again. You'll never forget the people who were there for you, kind, and helpful. When you get through this - and you will get through this - you'll have even more compassion on others going through bad times as well. Tough times don't last, tough people do. You're young and beautiful and you have a beautiful family. The economy is what it is. You'll come back from this better and stronger. Donald Trump had his bad times too. You're going to be okay. You're going to get through this. Stand tall. Lots of people love you and are praying for you and your family. God bless.
I feel for you. I really do. This is a hard time for a lot of us. Yes the economy is bad but at the same time you make adjustments to what you can afford. You should never go above what you make. I can understand a little but yours was excessive. I don't know exactly what properties you have but maybe selling those properties will help your situation rather than just selling certain belongings. You obviously knew you were facing forclosure so why did you deny it when Danielle brought it to everyone's attention? It is a shameful situation I can understand but you had to know that the truth was going to come out. Especially now that you are in the public eye. So you should of just owned up to it rather than denying it the whole time. It just makes you look worse.
On a different note, why are you so obsessed with Danielle. Why couldn't you have just let her be? She was leaving the fashion show and obviously had no intention of talking to you. You made it a point to talk to her. Which shows your obsession with her. You knew what would push her buttons and you pushed them. So naturally she pushed back by mentioning your house. Now I know the two Kim's are no saints either. They are the ones that are always meddling in the middle of everyones business. Maybe you should redirect your focus to your current problems. Like others have mentioned...everyone has a past but it's a "past". The things that you're going through are current...not past!
You and Joe seem humbled on the show last night, now you know how it feels. People in glass Mansions shouldn’t throw Stones.
I totally agree with princess_workstoomuch, considering your financial struggles right now, I don't think it was fair to put that pressure on Joe. He had also been making comments about living above the pizzeria possibly. He's trying to get the message to you, that things really are that bad. You keep thinking he's joking. And I know you keep saying your house is not under foreclosure, but it was in the headlines this morning, that indeed the bank is beginning foreclosure proceedings on your house.
Love the show and love you and your family!My daughter who is 30 started watching with me now. Its greatbonding time!SO sorry to hear about your troubles. A lot of people are going through this now . Be thankful your husband has a job I know I am with mine. We count our blessings every day. Keep your head up high and dont listen to the haters out there.Hope you come back from this like I pray we all do. God bless
Teresa you are amazing! I moved away from Jersey 4 years ago and totally miss it! Everyone down here in Virginia knows that I am an Italian Jersey Girl and not to mess with my family! I get excited days before each new episode comes on! You totally bring me back to Jersey! You are awsome! You are so sweet and such an awsome mom and wife! I wish I can be just half the woman you are! You deserve all the good in your life and more! Keep doing what you are doing and keep that smile on your face! Every monday night you put a smile on my face!
Teresa, Love love love you and your family. So sad what you guys are going through right now. Hopefully this will sort itself out and you will be able to maintain a substainable living in that lovely house of yours. I wish you and your family all the luck in the world!
I love you girl you are an amazing mom and wife I love watching the show to watch you. Dont worry about danielle she has no class.
You are ever so blessed with such smart beautiful girls and such a loving husband. I felt for him during your anniversary and could see by the look on his face that he didn't have the money to do what he would have liked for you, but didn't have it in his heart to disappoint you either. How could you ask or even expect such things from someone you love so much knowing what financial strain he was under? I was secretly hoping that this ring was just a fake (no one would know btw!) Here's a suggestion, check into moissanite stones, they are more brilliant than diamonds and you can let him deck you out like Zsa Zsa Gabore and no one will be the wiser! I come from a family who had money and thats what I choose over diamonds myself. They are not a cheap cubic zironia, please give your man a break hun. I also wish you would take some of the responsibility for your actions at the fashion show. If only you would have ignored Danielle like Jaqueline asked you too her daughter wouldn't be facing the trouble she is in right now. I am sorry to see that you are losing your posessions, to me thats more of a heartbreak than losing a home. You seem to focus so much on the material aspect of things when you have so much more than most people with the blessings of such gorgeous children, a man who loves you so much, and a circle of true friends. Bankruptsy is facing so many right now Teresa, please try to stay positive because I know in the end that you will realize that the simple things like making a pizza or one of the recipes in your book and share a nice meal with family and friends is worth so much more than a mansion ever could be. I myself have had both...a mansion which I lost under other circumstances and it hurt, but I had a couple other lovely homes after that and you realize that its really not that important. You will stamp your own style and beauty wherever you are living.
Hi Teresa! I watch the show every week, I've watched season 1 and I'm still watching it, the show rocks. I want to say Thank you for being one of the sane housewives on the show besides Jacqueline, Caroline and Dina. Keep trying to avoid danielle by any means and you and your family will always be happy no matter what, you'll always be fabulous! stay strong.
WE LOVE YOU TERESA!!! You and your husband Joe are so darn cute together & your girls are just FAB! I'm so sorry about the situation you and your family are going through right now, but as long as you have each other you will make it through anything life throws your way! People everywhere, from all walks of life are going through tough times financially so screw all these people passing judgment and rejoicing on your troubles, that is such an awful thing to do =( Anyway, thanks for keeping me glued to the TV every Monday night, you totally rock! XoXo to you and your beautiful Fam!
Teresa I will be praying for you and your family...remember God is in controll, he will hold you through this. Love in Christ, Letitia Barela
What kind of a court judge takes away a person's wedding bands, for crying out loud! I hope you're able to stop this terrible auction before it happens. You're being discriminated against for sure...
I love you Teresa!! muah muah!! lol isnt it sad when people get off by talking smack about you? It's like get over yourself random people who feel they need to bring another person down. But on a happier note. . . I LOVE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!! heehee your kids are adorable!
DIES @ you referring to Kim G as elderly! I've been waiting since day one for her to plug AARP. & def stopping buy to get some of your fam's pizza! Your family is beautiful!
First OMG. I know that Danielle makes the show more intersting but seriously. She is teaching people how to be evil, lie and still get a head.
I am truly a fan of yours and wish I lived in NJ because we would have a blast together.
If you ever have any information shared on blog with Jaq and Ashley it would be that this is all a trap and stop falling into it. Danielle will truly get hers in the end tell them to stop helping her. She is crazy and you need to stay away from her too. For you and your family.
Ok, Teresa...come on, you know you're the cause of the drama. If you had just not said anything to Danielle then Jacqueline wouldn't be going through this, but NO, you just had to speak to Danielle. You are better than this. Look how blessed you are and how healthy and beautiful your girls are. Your girls have so much more than a lot of kids do. It's so sad that you have let yourself get sucked into Danielle's drama.
How Could JOE possibly be Buying you a huge Diamond Ring while your filing bankruptcy and Your Home is being foreclosed on? WAS IT FAKE? i hope so. I would think a Home for your family would be more important that a HUGE Diamond ring? What are you thinking?
Teresa, You are the reason I watch New Jersey Housewives, you have the class like no other. Look forward to every week. Hold your head high.
Hey H1Y (H-one-y) Ha! Luv that! Luv ur attitude,you are the "real" housewife!Luv that you are not fake! You look great, your girls are cuties, and luv that Joe is all about you! Good luck too u & your family with all the new projects!
Hi Honey, I just want to tell you how much I love you and all your FRIENDS on the show. I'm older than you but when I grow up I want to be just like you. I say that all the time because I love your attitude. I use to hate New Jersey but after watching the show I want to visit there and hopefully see you one day. I think you are funny, I love your accent, mine is southern, and I love the relationship you have with your family. You will get through this tough time with your financial problems but learn from your excessive habits and you will be fine. Of course you know you will be fine, your Teresa. I love you girl. Keep your head held high.
Teresa, you are 1 of my favorites on this show! Danielle is a very jealous and unhappy person. She will never change and I feel sorry for her beautiful daughters! Ignore Danielle!!!! Your daughters are gorgeous!!! I hope everything goes well for you on your auction, and with the fresh start maybe not spend so much money! You stay sweet!!!! Love you Honey!
You are better than this. Stop trying to be "right" no matter what. We don't expect much from Danielle. We expect more from you. Take a big breath and critically take a close look in the mirror.
Okay, I must say this is by farrr my favorite Real Housewives. And you my darling are from what I can tell, the best of the best! Your kids are adorable, you and your husband really love each other ( that goes for all the couples on the show) and your rightful bitchy attitude towards crazy is so on point. You keeping doing what your doing and keep your head held hi because you are a classy women who knows trash when you smell it (cough cough)...
Theresa, You say on the show you get your pizza dough from the store then put the sauce and the cheese. Whats up w "the best crust ever" thing? You make it sound like it's a family tradition or something yet it sounds like you've never actually done the recipe yourself. It's not all about money, you know. Being a real quality human DOES matter. Having integrity for what your name is put is, IS IMPORTANT. Substance over matter, lady, get into it.
I watch the show for entertainment purposes.. All of you women should act like adults! Danielle may not be the perfect person and could be emotionally disturbed but Teresa instigated that fight by calling her "honey" then "bitch", you should've kept your mouth shut and watched the fashion show instead of sitting in the hall. The Manzo Family is no better & act like innocent people considering they associated with a criminal themselves, former corrupt NYPD Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik who serving jail time. The Manzo family stop being hypocrites.
Teresa, You Carolyn and all the others aren"t being honest with youerselves if you think you"re not a part of the PROBLEM with Danielle. You clearly instigated that last fight! It funny how you guys she your behavior as acceptable and overlook that you all are acting in an ugly, judgemental way. Ashley was WRONG yet it is being justified because of her supposed reason. Wrong is wrong is wrong and no justification changes wrong. Danielle may be overly dramaatic but you guys are judgemental and mean. In my opinion that's worse.