My philosophy on cooking is simple: Create and enjoy great, inexpensive meals that are easy to prepare. Before my head could even touch the top of the stove, my grandmother taught me to "stretch my food." In other words, she taught me to use what was left over from a meal. She seemed to have the magic touch, expanding her meals into two or three extra dinners.
Preparing a home-cooked meal for your family or friends is a healthier, more appreciated and satisfying endeavor than ordering takeout, defrosting prepackaged food or going out for a quick bite…and it's more affordable! All you need is a well-stocked pantry and a little imagination. That's where I come in.
Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to sit at the table with those I love and enjoy a meal I've prepared. It's like serving a big bowl of love.
I'm so happy to be able to share all these recipes with you. Thank you for joining me.
About Cristina Ferrare
Cristina Ferrare is an accomplished author, television talent, entrepreneur and speaker. Her bestselling cooking and lifestyle books include The New York Times bestselling Okay, So I Don't Have a Headache: What I Learned (and What All Women Need to Know) About PMS, Hormones, Stress, Diet, Menopause—and Sex and national bestsellers Cristina Ferrare's Family Entertainment: Celebrating the Life of the Home, Cristina Ferrare Style: How to Have It in a Every Part of Your Life and Realistically Ever After: When He's Not Prince Charming, You're Not Snow White, and Life's Not a Fairy Tale.
A longtime veteran of television, Cristina has most recently appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, dazzling audiences with her cooking demonstrations and delicious recipes. She's also co-hosted for Good Morning America and Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee. Cristina began her television career hosting her own programs, including Cristina and Friends and Home and Family, a two-hour live show from Universal Studios. Her consumer awareness CBS-TV primetime series, Shame on You, was one of the first magazine-format television programs, setting the stage for many more magazine-style primetime programs to come.
Additionally, Cristina's home accessories company, Ferrare with Company, is distributed internationally.
Books by Cristina Ferrare
- Realistically Ever After: Finding Happiness When He's Not Prince Charming, You're Not Snow White, and Life's Not a Fairy Tale
- Cristina Ferrare's Family Entertaining: Celebrating the Life of the Home
- Okay, So I Don't Have a Headache : What I Learned (and What All Women Need to Know) About PMS, Hormones, Stress, Diet, Menopause—and Sex
- Cristina Ferrare's Style: How to Have It in Every Part of Your Life