Food, family time, and the best conversation; These are some of the wonderful things we live for. I just love that Lindsey made breakfast with Albie and Chris. It just goes to prove that it’s not what you make that’s important, it’s who you share it with. As far as I could see, they did a great job and prepared some of my Jersey favorites.
The Manzo boys are certainly no strangers to being in the kitchen, after years of growing up at The Brownstone. If you haven’t heard the news, it looks like they are taking their love for food and the old neighborhood into a new endeavor. Lots of luck to Albie and Chris as they embark on their new restaurant. I love that that they don’t forget where they came from and the taste for simple New Jersey pleasures. Check out the details on The Dish.
I'm so happy to see Jacqueline and Ashlee's relationship getting stronger! Ashlee seems so happy to be on her own and taking care of herself. Jacqueline seems like she's biting her tongue here and there and learning to pick her battles.
Last week I mentioned that I didn’t go to college despite my late father’s pleas. I did take all of the necessary classes for college and my grades were always very good, so I was lucky enough to attend a Technical and Vocational high school that offered the best of both worlds. I was able to explore my artistic abilities and see where they might take me in terms of career choices as well as follow an academic curriculum that would allow me to get into the finest universities. However, at a very young age I decided I wanted to be an artist/cosmetologist. It’s kind of the same thing if you think about it. When I told my dad about my decision, his first instinct was the same as Caroline and Al’s. Papa Pierri said, “OK, there’s no free lunch. After you graduate and get your license let’s start looking for a spot to open your own salon.” Can you imagine how afraid I was? Never wanting to disappoint my father, I promised him that indeed it was my goal to open and operate my own business one day, just as he had done so successfully for so many years. But true to form I was cautious and wanted to gain experience before I had him invest in a business that I was afraid would fail, if I didn’t have the necessary tools. I’m happy that Lauren didn’t get discouraged after her first attempt at business, because now she has Cafface and it’s doing really well.
I think that your desserts and food look great and I love all the attention and details you put into whatever you make
I also make desserts as well, mostly cheesecakes but I love to make anything and i loved the blue box idea.
Trust your self
Let me know if you have any good dessert tips I have some pics of facebook, Whitney's Desserts
Ya know to be honest Kathy, I admire you more today after the Reunion Show than ever before. You have class and intelligence both things your cousin Tre lacks. I am sorry to offend your cousin because I know that you love her despite the horrendous things she has done and will do to you and every single person on the show.
You and Melissa are friends because of your similar qualities, you both love your husband and children and put them and Jesus above all else. Bravo to you!!! No pun intended....
Honey, I am a Southerner and believe me if Ms Paula can have a Cooking Show, so can you. I would love to see you on one of the networks cooking and hosting gatherings teaching all of us how make your mouth watering deserts ( which by the way you actually know how to make by your self and not with the help of your Mother ). I would love a Cooking by Kathy Book to come out. And don't forget sweet Rosie, like Tre has your brother and Melissa. Not that you would but I just felt that I must get that one dig in. Forget about miserable people like her and Joe. Honey you and Richie can come down a stay a while with me anytime. Bring Rosie !!!
Tell ya one thing, it was wrong of Andy to call you out on any procedure you may have had, but, in usual Kathy style you remained the lady you are and we love ya for that.
So.....any chance of seeing you with your own cooking show and Rosie dong the cocktail segment? Rosie would be the best bartender in town !!!
Kathy like many other viewers, I would love to see a dessert cookbook, and a savory of both your hertiage and your husbands. I just saw that you put out a "Red Velvet Cosmo" and that you did a bottle signing. I was born and raised in New Jersery and moved to Florida 20 years ago. I would love to get a bottle of your Red Velvet Cosmo signed by you, can you please post where and when your next bottle signing will be so that I may have a relative purchase one for me. You are definiately one of my favorite "HOUSEWIFE". Please continue to stay true to yourself and your family. God bless you in all your future venures
Kathy, you are part of a franchise where every woman acts like they are still in high school. It's difficult to watch, but gives the viewers a group of women to look down on and judge. Sad, but it makes many feel better about themselves and that's the world we live in. I guess I should say, thanks for the entertainment and leave it at that.
But your husband. Now your husband's behavior is shockingly bad. He speaks of women like they are objects, throws out disgusting comments about you on camera/in business meetings, uses crude words to describe other women (Rosie's dates and Teresa). The most disturbing part is that you excuse this behavior as humor. Rich takes to social media to insult people who have strong opinions about you all. I believe they are called twitter fights or something. And the language!!?? Is this any way for an adult to behave??
Your husband is doing bang up job tarnishing what little shine you had on your image. If he's doing this for air time, he needs to stop. It's disgusting.
Kathy, I think that every show, if it has unsavory characters, needs at least one character with good values. To me, you are that person. As a matter of fact, I took to you immediately when you first appeared on RHONJ. First, you are a lady. Secondly, you are lovely to look at. Thirdly, and maybe the most important, YOU HAVE A HEAD ON YOUR SHOULDERS! So does your husband. The two of you are classy and avoid the limelight, and by doing so, you both stand out from the rest. You are non-confrontatiional, yet you don't miss a trick!
I'm so happy for you that your business is off the ground. I can't wait to order your cannoli maker since I've never made them before, and I, too, love making desserts. Good luck with this endeavor.
I had such a good time visiting college again with you and your daughter. Things have certainly changed since the days when our generation went to school, haven't they? LOL I'll take the old days anytime!
I hope you continue to rise above the fray on RHONJ. You give the show dimension and a solid taste of good sense. I hope that you will be a permanent part of this cast for a long time to come.
Huge Congratulations Kathy, My partner and I are Huge Fans of You and Richie. You Both have worked really hard not only with your New Business, but your Family and it shows through your great children and your love for each other. We Love Rosie, and how great your family is very excepting towards her. Im also a Pastry Chef, self taught for over 20 years, and I was also into catering. Unfortunatley I had to give it up 3 years ago when my father was getting ready to retire and during a routine medical check up they found cancer. My partner and Ihad to put our dream of opening a Bakery on hold to help with his care, during that time I was diagnosid with CHF. I was taking heart medication for SVT & AFib, but I was getting my Digitek filled at Wal-Mart, they where getting it from China. Each time I took one pill it was like I was taking 6. So for 7-8 months I was getting sick, but didn't know why. By the time my Dr. saw me I weighed 300lbs. and was 24-48 hours from death. I was placed on Lasik, and in 4. Months I weighed 150 lbs. Their was a class action lawsuite against Wal-Mart but since I didn't go to the hospital I wasn't able to be part of it, buy Wal-Mart keeps taking me to court and eat time they stop paying me, so I had to drop my insurance. We had to go through our saving to pay bills, buy food, mortgage, ect.. so my backery dream will just be that, a dream. My partner just lost his mom April 2012 from cancer and my father lived 18 months and in Sept 2009, but I feel the money we had saved was to help us get through everything and maybe my dream just wasn't meant to be. You are a true Inspiration and like me, you are Very Lucky to have a great and sexy(sorry, but he reallly is) husband. Wayneand I will celebrate 18 years on Halloween 2012. Cant wait to try your pastries. John in Cleveland
I'm glad you've chosen your family over this crazy twisted drama. Good luck with your food projects.
I've posted in everyone's blogs tonight in regard to tonight's show -- some nice words, some not so nice. Regardless of what your thoughts are on Teresa's involvement. I don't think she was involved. But that's not what I'm here to talk about. Y'all obviously know more than I do, being 'behind the scenes' off camera, but...
All I can say about you is, I like you. You are the one who wants good. You are the kind hearted one with the calm, cool, collected demeanor, stays neutral, and uses common sense. For that, I say...
Sei bravissimo!!! successone!!!
Ti amo, mi la sorella! xoxox
Kathy your great on the show so level headed.....I just have to ask the dress you wore to the Posch fashion show was beatiful you looked great I hope you can share who its from?
After reading your blog, have you become part of the Manzo Family, cause you sure aren't trying to get your own together. Brown nose/ Brownstone
Kathy you did the right thing by staying out of it. Teresa would have blamed you for the set up too. LOL..
Poor thing, my heart goes out to you. I want to go through the TV and give you a big hug. You're so sweet. Hang in there and Congrats on the dessert line. I'm trying them out, I'm sure they're going to be yummy!!
Caroline is creating friction in Theresa's family. She doesn't get along with everyone in her family, so why not cause friction in someone else's family. Caroline has so much hate in her that she need to go get help. It's not Theresa, it's Caroline. She constantly spread poison--can't keep her trap shut about how much she hates Theresa. So what ! Move on!
Kathy I am big fan of yours, and I am also a baker and I wish you would write a book on your deserts,I would buy it ,don't listen to Theresa she used all of her mothers recipes in her book,they are not hers so why is she making all the money on her moms recipes she should be supporting her parents.please write a book or if you have anything out there please let me know were I can fined it. You are a very smart women and you have a wonderful family. Thank you Annie
congrats to Kathy on her dessert line, at least she'[s not selling soo called stories to the tabloids to make money LOL
does everyone believe that Theresa is the "innocent" one of all these lies, nitpickin, and crap.
she[s the one that started all this mess (does anyone remember
theresa is the next
partee1 Ka thy, I really like you on the show. But I am really sad that you are not the peacemaker in YOUR family. Do you guys just automatically blame Teresa and praise Miss Drama herself, Carolyn M.
You are so right, in her up bringing she must have missed the lesson of what's nice or mean,what's right and what's wrong,but she will be around to learn the lesson of what happens when you skip those lessons. It is sad that she has to learn it at her age (48) I think well that's what we all guessed her at from this season,@partee1
Kathie I love you being in the show, I think you and Caroline add much need balance, you are both more mature and see things for what they are ! Had a tough time a first warming up to Richie but now I love him he never fails to crack me up, have missed seeing Rosie she is awesome ! My last baby flew the nest two weeks ago and got married I know what you are going through it is tough letting them go !
You are quoted saying on this upcoming show - when you associate 'wit' scum you become scum.... let me go out on a limb here and guess it is your usual bashing of Teresa. -
@Bonz25 Actually talking about Angelo or whatever that horrid man is called. Teresa knew he was trying to start drama, even if she wasn't involved in the "planning." A True sister in law would have warned Melissa about the claims BEFORE the fashion show so Melissa could have just politely greeted him and asked him to leave, simple as that. Teresa sat there, said nothing knowing this man was out t slander HER BROTHERS WIFE. Even if Teresa wasn't involved in the planning and setup of the situation, she was complicit in the mess. You can't be "all about family" and allow a man you've "never met" to attack and degrade your sister in law in a public event and on national TV- even if you don't like the woman a reasonable person would think about the effect it would have on her family and most importantly her own brother and put a stop to the shenanigans. Period. Not do shots w/Kim D and listen to people who " knew Mel before she was a stripper" as she proceeded to do!
Rockie23 Bonz25 What i saw was her trying to avoid Angelo - walking away and asking them not to speak of her family - she was visibly shaken. but that was my take - you differ and that is fine.
I found it very odd that when Teresa said her heart was pounding, you said "Did you have a lot of coffee today?" It seemed phony and like you knew something! Who says that as an initial response? It was almost like you were trying too hard to be passive and casual....
Teresa was quite likely the one that was set up! You guys were all acting weird.
TreFaninFargo Oh, I do agree with this. They all were as if they were trying to find a way to blame Theresa, they were the ones up to no good. Kathy did seem to stay out of it for the most part, I will have to say. But like they said about Theresa, she should have stood up for her cousin. Theresa did try to stand up but Theresa wouldn't even stand up for herself.
Give Teresa her own show and get rid of these whiney jealous trouble makers !!! Melissa was a stripper. Live with it. The truth will set you free. Caroline is a two faced hypocritical trouble maker. Jackie is a depressing downer being led around by the nose. Kathy... well seems she's turning into a Caroline Jr.. I say give Teresa her own show and include Dina........ start there. Revive RHONJ !!! Team Teresa !!!
JanicePrado I would watch that, I like Dina. I hope that they give Caroline the boot next year. If they don't I doubt I will continue to watch.
Hello Kathy: I appreciate that you claim to have made a concerted effort to stay out of the fray should any have occured at the fashion show. We'll see on the upcoming episode how well you succeeded. I am a little confused as to why you would expect Teresa to have called over a bouncer or security when Angelo was clearly addressing Melissa. Don't you think that based on her relationship with Teresa she might have also gotten angry with Teresa taking control of a situation she had nothing to do with? Wouldn't that have been over-stepping on Teresa's part considering how jealous Melissa is of Teresa?Melissa is a grown woman -- if she wanted someone removed I'm sure she could have sung a few notes and watched everyone run for the hills!
kathy, I just started watching HONJ last year but it was immediately apparent that Theresa is a vindictive calculating person. She is one of those people who only gets enjoyment through the misery of others and if she can create that misery, all the better for her. It saddens me to see how she treats people she claims to love and how much you all continue to forgive her and be hurt by her time and time again. She doesnt realize that someday her little world will crumble around her and she will be left all alone without any family or friends to rely on. My husbands laughs at how upset I get with Theresa but I just cant stand to see such ugly behavior directed at such nice Christian people. I really pray that you all get Theresa out of your lives, she is a cancer and cancer needs to be completely eradicated to heal. I wish you peace and happiness, Blessings, Elaine Short
kathy...when people want to say something particulary offensive, they will often preface it with words 'No Offence but...' or 'No Offence but it was a joke'... it is somehow believe that by uttering that phrase, they will be granted immunity from the consequences. Often, too, rather than be unpleasant towards one another, people will make weak pointed little 'jokes' thinking they can always retract these if they provoke an overly negative response. What is someone really trying to say to you? Dont be afraid of an honest conversation...I said all of that to say this....your cousin teresa told you on national tv what cause your relationship to go awry and you refuse to address properly...you keep saying it was a joke...people respond to kindness and respect not to mean pointed little 'jokes'...now that she has addressed this matter to you about you and Ritchie lame jokes about her...then it is time to either shut up and stop blaming teresa for everything because you dont know why she is upet with you and all the while she has told you...she has told you why... then address it and stop the cruel joking...if Andy cohen addressed it with you, then you would respect him and you and your husband would have stopped the bad joking...so be responsible for your crude actions towards your cousin and address the problem and move on...and teresa is not responsible for everyone well being including melissa gorga...melissa kept quiet during the the napa fight between teresa and caroline so teresa should have kept quiet during the posche debacle and not have gotten involved! stop blaming her for everything that is wrong in your world. praying that you and yours will find peace and happiness
Kathy......it's fun to hear what comes out of you husbands mouth...........he is one of a kind and so very funny with his thoughts in the moment. You seem to have a great relationship. Plus cooking tallents/passion for what u like to do...... I wish u and your family a hapy life.......
Why would you even suggest that Teresa call a bouncer? That was Melissa's call. Why does the whole world revolve around Teresa for you women? We can see that Melissa knew that guy so she obviously did dance. Now that is Teresa's fault too? You can take one look at Melissa and she where she's from.
zocola oh gee I don't know, maybe that Teresa is always going on and on about how important family is.
@zocola The fact that Melissa could barely look at him or even say "hi" like the rest of us when we run into a former coworker is so very telling. She looked like a scared deer caught in the headlights! I guess she never thought this day would catch up to her. Karma!
if this creep is talking to melissa, why is it teresas job to call security. why didnt melissa call. i see now why when something goes wrong its teresas fault. its just automatic, very easy to blame teresa. tsk tsk on you kathy.
Kathy, you are a good person - but you're weak. Your husband is definitely cheating - men and women. Love your concepts but they aren't your reality. You let people walk all over you and side with whoever is strongest at the current moment. You are so beautiful and talented - get a backbone and you will have success!!
Kathy, i just want to tell you How up lifting Your relationship with rich is, When you two are together i can really see the love that you both have for each other and the family you have made. Do not let anyone hold you back lady, You Rock, Your Down for Your Man and Family and at the end o the day that is all that matters. Love and light!! Amanda In Cape Coral Florida!!
MandyAlissa I see that loving relationship too. Especially when he said she tasted like fish.
Hello?? Why would Teresa call security?, the guy walked up to the table and said Hi, he WORKS there!!! It wasn't Teresa's party how can she call security? Go make your little cakes and side up with Melissa and continue to be stuck on stupid and continue to complain about magazine articles when you guys are doing the same thing and now you guys are acting like Carolyn, blaming Teresa for everything that goes wrong in your lives. Maybe ask Teresa to help you market your products OR you can continue to kiss up to Carolyn and have all your products fail like hers. And this Cafface thing is no more Lauren's, then it is mine. Over the weekend they showed when Carolyn was telling Lauren to go to school, she said "I want you to own your own salon, I want you to do this, I want you to do that, I, I, I, I". She never asked what Lauren wanted.
julielucero420 The thing about the magazine articles is, that magazines don't take as much liberty in changing stories as Teresa says. I know I worked for one. And while yes, they may change a word or phrase here or there. You can always write/call the editor and let them know about what has been misquoted and what is a lie. Or if you don't like the way a certain magazine spins things, go to a different one.
I think she means in retrospect, knowing what she knows know about the creepy guy - she wishes Teresa reacted when he made his second appearance at the table. Remember by now she has watched the episode and knows what happened at the salon.
Am I the only one who remembers how incredibly rude Teresa was to Kathy at the beginning of last season? She was vile over the kids being unattended issue (which they were). And on the trip last year. She is always dismissive of Kathy. She treats Kathy and Jac the same way because she knows that they are not likely to stand up to her. She gets loud and they do not. She would do the same thing to Melissa if not for fear of losing her brother. Caroline will not put up with that crap....enough said. Also, everyone keeps harping about Kathy settng up Theresa in the hot tub which she did not. No one knows what turn a conversation is going to turn. Teresa had as much control over that as Kathy did. She could have said "Caroline and I have been friends for a long time and we are having some issues right now. I would love to straighten them out but it is something that her and I need to work on one on one" But instead she did her usual "I don't know what is wrong with her. I didn't do nuttin to her. I have apoligized, what else can I do routine" If Kathy knew Caroline was setting a foot away so did Teresa.