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This summer everyone and everything seems to be growing in the Garden State.
Congratulations to all of our ladies for branching out and taking on the next set of challenges as we all move into the next chapter of our lives.
My most important concern is and always has been my husband and my kids, which makes me no different from most housewives. Rich and I have always made sure to express to our children the importance of setting goals. We believe the best way to accomplish this is to lead by example. Through honest hard work they can achieve whatever they put their minds to, even if it means starting out very small and working your way up.
I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Gelotti’s and have a sampling of some of my new gelato creations. I didn’t need any fanfare or glitzy over-the-top signs or billboards to draw anyone’s attention. The desserts spoke for themselves. My feeling is that you give people your passion and your heart and wait for their response. This was a sampling of the type of desserts I like to make. They are small individual-sized portions with the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients. In this way you can indulge in a decadent treat without sacrificing flavor and still be able to maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle. I’ve always felt that depriving yourself while dieting is a set up for failure. That’s why instead of cutting down fat or sugar content in a dessert, I believe that it’s the portion size that needs to be cut. You can be just as satiated with a burst of decadence in just two or three spoonfuls. I had made over 700 desserts for the sampling, and I was overjoyed that every dessert was gone by the end of the night. I did, however, manage to save some for the next day.
Check out this video from Bravotv.com I am proud to say that I had some very experienced critics sampling too.
Kathy, im from hawaii and visited New jersey once, watching this episode made me want to come back to jersey and find that shop where your pastries are, and go nuts on them!
they looked amazing, please make a cook book! trust me, teresa is wrong, people will DEFINATELY buy the desert cook book!
Definitely open a pastry shop. Everyone likes sweets. I bet you would sell a lot of cookbooks too. Don't let Teresa's energy stop you--it seems she feels threatened by you and maybe a little jealous--best wishes & peace
I,m concerned if you are such a great cook for the last 26 years why do you not have a cook book out on deserts, or tried to write a book but only now since your on the show that you want the veiwers to see your cooking only after Theresa did the book first, I think you use the show to try to start your carreer that you never had,, and try to make her look bad,, if you wanted to cook or make deserts for reasturant why wait till your on the show i,m not a fan of you at all or your husband, how he talks about thersa and joe,, you all were freinds when they had the money and footed the bill and had the big house and boat,, now that they are trying to start over you have nothing nice to say about them ,, your just trying to take over the show and kicked them off,, what goes around comes around if thersa and joe were not on the show m joe and melissa would be trying to kick you off the show
I am a Kathy fan and do think that Teresa overreacted. However, Kathy did say "my mothers recipes so I wish they would stop misquoting themselves.
I think your husband Rich is very funny and he cracked me up 2 weeks in a row. Last week when he asked for a tampon because you cut his balls off. This week when you went camp shopping and he asked for the wet ass wipes. I know not everybody likes his sense of humor but I do.
Kathy, you and your family are so lovely! It is evident that there is so much love in your family. I know you probably feel like you are taking crazy pills sometimes with that cousin of yours (no offense) but everyone can see how genuine you are. She is caught up in a very superficial life and brings unnecessary drama. You are too kind to keep on trying. Much love to you and good luck with the desserts!
If Kathy did not mean to make a dig when she pointed and said, "oh my mom's cookies". Then why didn't she tell Teresa about her discussion of it with Melissa. She told Melissa a slightly differen version of the story that she shared with Teresa. I too am sick of Richie. Everyone wants to talk about Joe but you know where you stand with Joe. Richie is worse than some old lady talking about Teresa and Joe all the time. About his "game" and then walking around with his morning "problem". Have some class. Kathy is a master manipulator. Let me run over and tell 1 person this, then I will tell another person something else and then I will jump back and say, "oh I didn't mean it the way you took it". Grow up Kathy and go bake your cookies and give them out to the neighbors. Talk about somebody pushing a career. Melissa too. She came on this show with every plan to try and make herself a star. Richie is a total loser and Joe Gorga just plain dumb. All 4 of you deserve each other.
richie is disgusting. in your opening clip, you say that the two of you belive in respect, He does not have an ounce of respect for you, for always referring to sex, ENOUGH OF IT. WE DONT GIVE A CRAP about you sex life or his moring 'Woodie" Totally sidgusting to me. GROW UP RICHIE
Kathy ur desserts looked AMAZING!! Teresa does not hold the market in cooking, and it seems like she take EVERYTHING as someone saying something against her. You were merely making an observation about the items she shd you. I love u and ur family!! Keep doing ur thing girl, and keep shining!! They say the eyes are the key to the soul, n ur beautiful big eyes show what a humble, loving, kind spirit u have. Keep doing u and don't let ur phony, flaky, cousin steal ur joy!! May God continue to bless u n ur family!!
Kathy, your food looks so good. I want some. forget all those negative comments. You are the best
I wish I still lived in NJ so when your products are for sale I could purchase. You have a wonderful family.
Why are you waiting to post your blog? Busy trying to figure out how to get yourself out of teh lies you told about teresas cookbook and her mother. You not only insulted Teresa you insulted your own innocent aunt and uncle. I thought you were al;l about famly kathy? Your ignorant muffins showed us a lot.. anyone would know better than fold the pan in half.. those pans can be cut down. YOU would have known that if youre such a great cook.
Also, remember Richy uninvited the kids friends to the party so teresa wouldnt embarass them? Thats hilarious considering the way you and your husband act.You have no idea who YOU are.. youre too busy trying to be like Caroline and Melissa... you have no identity of your own so why would anyone buy anything from you? You accused teresa of stealing recipes because youre guilty of stealing HER ideas... with your wine, getting on the show... its been over a year now and where are you? Selling one desert at the nearly bankrupt brownstone. interesting!
charbyswife, It really does not prove much because Melissa could have made up the story that she claims Kathy told her. After all they both have the same goal; to discredit Teresa. Either one of them could be the liar, liar pants on fire.
My thoughts exactly! Why would Kathy even mention the phone call to her mother if they weren't discussing the cookie comment? hmmmm....
Lana I guess it's a good thing that Teresa knows how to cook....since all she does is stir the pot!
Worrying about cookie recipes is one thing...having your husband behave like that on national tv is another. Are you embarrassed? Is he?
Well the truth came out on last nights episode and if you caught the scene where Teresa and Melissa walk on the beach and have a talk thats when Melissa blabbed it without realizing it (no surprise there, lol). Anyhow, Teresa brought up when Kathy made the comment at her book signing about it being HER mom's. Remember Kathy denied that she ever meant it to be accusatory and said she was actualy giving Teresa "props"? Well when Teresa mentioned it Melissa responded that Kathy told her that it indeed was her mom's recipe and that as a matter of fact Teresa's mom called her and asked her for it years ago. Why would Melissa say such a thing if Kathy had not told her that??. Kathy a martyr you aint sweetie. Don't you and your husband always accusse Teresa of not being real? I'm no great Teresa fan but come on stop being so darn jealous all the time.
I'm on Team Kathy all the way here. I don't think her comment to Tre about the cookies was meant to be a "dig" in any way. She came to Tre's event to show support (hmm, notice that Tre made fun of Kathy's event!) Kathy simply said that her mom made things similar to those in the book...I'm sure lots of Italian moms made similar goodies! Why must Tre get defensive and twist everything around to make it seem like she's being attacked/persecuted, especially when Tre has no problem running her mouth about others. Tre can dish it out, but she sure can't take it. As I said, I don't believe Kathy was doing anything out of line. Tre confronts Kathy about it on the trip Tre claimed she wanted to be fun and instead of letting it go (as she stated people should do once the air has been cleared) she told Melissa about the whole thing the next day (and Kathy DIDNT say they were her mom's recipies==the clip showed that!) What happened to letting it go and not holding grudges...what a joke! Tre clearly wanted Mel to turn on Kathy and when she didn't, Tre was clearly annoyed and questioned who's side Mel was on, as if there always needs to be a "side", and an either/or situation (If your MY friend, you can't be HER friend). As usual, if people don't complely agree w/Tre and dance to her tune, they are "disloyal". Hmmm, Tre went running to Kathy fast enough when Jac and Caroline washed their hands of her and Kathy welcomed her w/open arms despite being hurt by Tre in the past. Now that Tre feels the ice thawing b/w her and Jac, she's throwing Kathy under the bus! I can't stand how Tre is so loud/over the top w/others yet she let's her husband talk down to her and stands there simpering as he does so...ugh!!!!
Kathy, I think you and your family are a terrific part of the show. Rich is a hoot (I'm also married to a man of Middle Eastern decent so I can relate!) and your kids are so dear and well behaved. Best wishes on your new business venture!
No...She pointed to a picture of the cookies in the book and said "My mom's cookies"! Twice! She just forgot exactly what she said later because she was being called out for the comment.
I'm sure hundreds of Italian moms would say, "Oh, my cookies" or "My mom's/aunt's/grandma's cookies" meaning that they made the same/similar ones. I just don't see it as Kathy trying to undermine Tre or minimize her success. I think Tre just has to play the victim just as she did when they were on the beach awhile back and Kathy made the comment that she didn't want to have a career that took too much time from her kids. Tre completely took it and ran, accusing Kathy of insulting her and AGAIN bringing up the whole issue of Tre's baby being left unattended at the Christening...what happened to Tre not holding grudges?????
Well, Teresa is selling cookbooks for a living right now. A comment like that could make some people think that her book is somehow inauthentic. Kathy should keep her mouth closed during those types of events. But Kathy has her own agenda. She wants to make her own brand. I would not even speak to my family members if they all decided that they need to come and sing in theMet chorus with me. My goodness.
spvati It's okay to be team kathy but she lied. she ran to Melissa and told her Teresa's recipe was taken from her mother then she pretended to be an innocent little flower. Please.
It was a dig. It would have sounded better if Kathy had said something like " oh those are like the cookies my mom makes" or something like that. She said "MY MOM'S COOKIES!" To me it sounds like she was laying claim to them.
I have up until recently really enjoyed watching the show. However.... what is going on with the talk of quantity of sex, and Richie and Joe exposing themselves. Personally I could care less how many times Teresa & Joe, Melissa & Joe, and you and Richie have sex. It's starting to get a little wierd.
@SummerBreeze It's actually disgusting for Bravo to film and show, but's it's truly gross that Richie walked around like that and disrespectful that he went over to Greg like that. He's vulgar.
LiziD: watch the show again, Kathy Never says my mothers receipe she says "my mom's pizzelle's, and oh my moms cookies." I would say the same thing, the tone in which she said it sounds like one of a loving memory of her mom making these desserts. In Fact I looked at those pictures and thought of my Aunt and her desserts, would you take that as they are from her receipe's, I think not, every Italian has the same basic receipe's, it's the "spin and love" that we each put into them that makes them our own.
Nancy917 "My mother's recipes", "my mom's pizelles", "my mom's cookies", the key words are "my mom's". The phrase refers to ownership anyway you look at it. "Just like my mom makes", or "my mom makes those", would be the most likely phrases used if she hadn't been declaring ownership. How do we know that Teresa's mom had not put her "spin and love" on the recipes in the book to make them her own.
Nancy917 I did watch the show. She said, “My mothers pizelles, My mothers cookies”. She implied it. It's an underhanded comment.
Kathy, I think you are a class act. Loved you from the beginning. You're a great mother, great wife, and a talented woman. I don't agree with what you said to Teresa. You went to the book signing to support her, then you had to make that passive-agressive comment. Not nice. I don't care if it is your mother's recipe, you should not have said anything. Stop trying to justify the reasons you made the comment. I expect this type of behavior from Teresa, not you.
She said My mom's cookies! It bothers Teresa because she said it on TV at a book signing and it implies the recipes were stolen from someone else!! It was mean! Kathy did it because she was annoyed because Teresa was doing desert recipes and thats what she wants to do!
now I understand about the cookie comment!!! But everyone already knows how Teresa is when it comes to how and when she uses her words!!! Especially her family right??? So why get so offensive just tell her when shes going to far or has said the wrong thing!!!! And as for the desserts great idea I pray for a blessed treat in my mail one day!!! Distant yourself from the #teamhate Teresa!!! No matter what a person does say or act she's still your family you already know what to expect!!!
I would definately by a cookbook from you. You have shown yourself to be credible. I love watching you cook and love watching the reaction of those who taste your cooking. From one cook to another I know you know what you are doing and everything you make looks delicious!
Not gonna run down your cousin, but she doesn't seem credible to me.
Oh, and you clearly said "my mom's <insert name of dessert>" when looking through Theresa's cookbook. You did NOT say, "my mom's RECIPE", which were you were accused of during last night's episode in the RV. Wonder if you will get an apology? Doubt it.
There are many people who LOVE watching you, Richie and your kids. I know I sure do!
I totally agree Kathy, I believe" Deserts to Die For " , is going to go viral ! I'm so excited for you. I continue to watch the show, because of you & the rest of the cast. If I ever get the opportunity to try your deserts, I will savor the moment. Best Wishes to you & your family.
Teresa already tried to help kathy with a cookbook. she put her in touch with her own book people. Kathy turned her down to do things Carolines way. Caroline is her businss advisor. And where has that landed Kathy a year later? Where is Kathys deserts? Ill tell you where... she has ONE desert featured on the nearly BANKRUPT brownstones menu. haha
Kathy keep up the good work you are true to your self and your family, dont let Teresa bring you down, I am not supprised she stole your moms recipes, now she is copying from Bethany "Skinny Italian" she couldnt concieve of something original she had to copy and then put Bethany down for making drinks that taste "diet" Bethanys Skinny Girl does not taste diet but Teresa knows she has to put others down to try to lift herself up and try to belittle others, she is the common denominator in all the fights on the show, she is the only one that has a problems with all the other cast members, Melissa was right she needs to look at herself and take a good look, I still cant believe she is copying Bethany it is so discusting, get her off the show Bravo she is a fake discusting person. Please put out a real cook book so we can buy them I wont buy Teresas cook books because she doesnt cook or bake but to know you actually cook makes it woth the money to purchase a book from you, dont waste your time with her she will never GET IT.
WOW now that was a taste of the old housewives, I have missed. I almost couldnt bring myself to watch tonight, because I get so pissed off at all the passive agressiveness and hypocrites. So I am glad I did. The only sour note of the whole show was you trying to cause trouble, I see you backpeddled pretty quick when Caroline called you out on your pot stirring. Why are you so desperate to gain approval from these ladies, instead of your own family. I would also like to know if you told Melissa one story about Teresa's mom calling your mom, yet you never mentioned it to Teresa.I can tell Caroline doesnt really like you, so give it a rest!
You are great and you could beat anyone out when it comes to recipes. I would purchase your book and not Teresa's. No offense to her, but she is not being totally honest about where her recipes comes from or that family can and does share them. If you were ever to send them to Michigan I would be first in line for sure. You and Teresa should compare your recipes just to see you are right. I believe you. I am sure she has her own, but what is shared is shared. Teresa is trying to support her family and I understand that as should anyone. You are family and IF nothing big has happen between you two then work it out. But make your own recipe book and let Teresa know you decided to do so no harm in that. So, if she thinks you are copying her who cares except her. But at least you had it tested with some great chefs, has she? NOT! I myself have recipes that I do not share.
You all cracked me up on camping trip. I myself from the country and has camped it was funny. I wa like, Hey, I can help you. I love camping and believe me we roughed it and something none of you are used to. I am country and my husband is rock and roll. I say he is city folk. Camping is fun and challenging at the same time its awesome. If its not a disgrace to any of you come to my level per say, and I will teach you to use survival instinct. It's awesome, but thank you for the laugh.
Kathy you are an amazing women, and I'm really sorry your caught up with the craziness of your cousin. I have and never wil buy Teresa's cookbooks, but I wish that you would put one out on you desserts and then one on a mix of your cooking and your husbands family recipes.
@japchin Watch the clip with the experts and you can save yourself a few bucks. Gelatto, graham crackers, lady fingers, sorbet and a little lemon curd....all store bought.. Make yourself a little parfait and if you want to get fancy put a raspberry on top. There..probably saved you about $20. You're welcome.
On the show which I follow faithfully, I like you two best. Why? You seem more down to earth and not living in such a huge home as everyone else. Don't get me wrong, I like rest of crew, but something about you two I am still trying to figure out. I tell my husband I would love to meet you guys. Keep being yourself and doing what is right for you. Please, write a receipe book, you could beat another New Jersey Housewife......
I would love to have some of your receipes. I think you should write your own receipe book. I love making goodies for the holidays and give them to friends. I love to workout 5 to 6 days a week and yes, I do watch calories. Yes, your right about portion size is most important. Summer is here and I drink more so I get more carbs, but I do more cardio to, uggg. I enjoy watching you, your great.
While your tasting was cute it seemed like a kids birthday party def not a tasting. You could have at the very least used a computer to make some cute signs instead of those dreadful home made signs they looked very childish. You should realize that Teresa did work hard to get published and become successful with her books going to countless signings alone is alot of work. You can't resent her and you won't become an overnight success either. Maybe your big mouth husband should put his money where his mouth is and find you a store front then you can find out what hard work is instead of whining all the time that you are better then Teresa. Go to work and prove it.
I think Kathy is all about presentation-so I think the signs were done intentionally - to be cute with the names of her family associated with the desserts. Im sure she could have make the signs with a computer but actually wouldnt that be just like everyone else? Also-why is Kathy passive/agressive when she says "oh my moms recipes" but Teresa is NOT when Kathy was explaining how she named the desserts after family members and Teresa says "oh yeah-I do that in my books"!???!! And why do people need to call names on these blogs? So CHILDISH!
The fact that she keeps saying that she would not sacrifice time with her family shows me that she has no idea what she is talking about. If you have to work any job. There is always sacrifces with time. Especially if she wants to run the bus. Does she think she is going to sell a book and not do book signings, interviews etc....She has been bless to stay home and work at home but that is different then working outside the home. In some ways, it is harder at home. But time with your family is always something you have to sacrifice when working outside the home. I have so much respect for stay at home mom's and dad's. I wish i was one of them but my husband is a wonderful teacher so i must go to work. Believe me "sacrifices".