is the star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey
, airing its third season on Bravo in 2011. She was born in New Jersey to parents who emigrated from Italy, and has been married to her childhood sweetheart for 11 years. Together they have 4 daughters: Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana. She lives in Northern New Jersey.
Heather Maclean married a Scot, but her family, the Zavagnos, hails from northern Italy. A mom of 3, Princeton grad and former Disney exec, she was the first person ever to answer Mickey Mouse's e-mail.
As the breakout star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey
, Teresa Giudice has quickly become a household name--and a New York Times bestselling author. Her first book, Skinny Italian
, showcased the health benefits of Old World Italian cuisine. Now she returns with 60 more flavorful family recipes straight from Salerno--with an emphasis on preparing, serving, and eating meals with the ones you love. Teresa shares her simple, inexpensive, and "fabulicious" dishes, including:
? Secret family recipes: Featuring her Mama's meatballs and her mother-in-law's Ti Amo Tiramisu, the dessert that loves you back.
? Celebration cooking: From one-dish feasts to the perfect potluck take-alongs, including entertaining tips for any occasion.
? Light lunches: Spotlighting lighter fare, smaller portions, and sensational salads (as well as Panini!).
? Kid friendly meals: How to go beyond mac-and-cheese, and get little ones involved in the kitchen.
Whether you're packing lunches or fixing a weekend feast, Teresa has just the recipe that will keep your family coming back for more--and living La Bella Vita!