Our Journey Begins

Toasting to our first night in Rome, April 2018 at the Piccolo Abruzzo Ristorante, Rome, Italy

Welcome & thank you for joining us.

We are identical twin sisters Teresa & Barbara, who grew up on Long Island, New York and now happily reside in North Carolina.  We were born 6 minutes apart…Barbara arrived first, which would only be relevant if our parents were King & Queen; which they were not, but she never misses an opportunity to remind me! 😂

Italian food is our heritage and cooking has become our passion. Now that we are both retired we rediscovered our passion for cooking. Here you will find our favorite family recipes that have been handed down for three generations along with some new favorites that we hope you will enjoy as much as we do.

About Teresa: After retiring as the controller of a construction management firm, my husband Jack & I moved from the Village of Northport, NY to coastal North Carolina. Our children & grandchildren still reside on Long Island and we go back as often as we can to see them. When not cooking, I still pursue my love of creating fine jewelry in gold, silver, and gemstones along with golfing with friends and playing Mah Jongg.

About Barbara: After just retiring as the Credit & A/R manager for a food supplement company, I accompanied Teresa on the day she moved at the suggestion of my husband Gary. We could write a book on the hilarious adventure during the long ride down, but that’s another story! I fell in love with the community and called Gary to tell him “we” bought a new house in NC! He thought I was joking but 11 months later we moved into our new home. He’s a keeper after 48 years… Our children reside on Long Island and southern California.  I also enjoy creating jewelry when I have the time; however, I’m just not as passionate anymore about jewelry making as Teresa is.


Did you try our recipes? We would love to hear from you. Please leave us a comment below or Tag @twinsinthekitchen on Instagram and hashtag it #twiinsinthekitchen.


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25 thoughts on “Our Journey Begins

  1. Congratulations on another
    new endeavour, it’s fabulous, thank you for sharing your family recipes, your site is so cool

  2. You can’t go wrong with tried and true family recipes. I can’t wait to try them all. Thanks girls!

  3. Thanks ladies! Now I have more delicious recipes to add to my family favorites! Will definitely try some!

    1. Thanks Barbara – We hope you like our family recipes. They just might become your family favorites too!

  4. I love the title of your blog. Look forward to seeing you EACH as twins following through with your blog title make comments about what you remember about these family recipes, It’s also great to see some step by step photos of various parts of the recipes thta might be more clearly understood with photos. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you fun fun fun in your endeavor. Happy Cooking, Happy Cooking you two.

  5. I am so excited for you and Barbara! The recipes look easy to follow even for someone who only makes reservations! 😉. Can’t wait to try them. Thank you for sharing and best of luck! Bon Appetit!

  6. Teresa,
    Barbara and your recipes sound absolutely delicious.
    Wishing the both of you all the best with your new blog.

    1. Hi Lynda, Thanks so much for checking out our new blog. We hope you like our family recipes along with some new ones we’ll be adding. ❤

  7. Teresa and Barbara…what a great pair. Your family recipes and stories are wonderful. I have made a few of your recipes and they are delicious. Keep them coming. All the best with your blog. Hope you continue to have fun.
    Happy cooking!!


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