Dolce Debbie, one of my favorite…. OK my favorite Tampa Bay chef is in the running to be crowned Taste of Home’s “Mrs. Holiday” and I’ve taken it upon myself to rally some votes to help her win this. Debbie is not only a dear friend, but also an extremely talented chef. When I say that there isn’t a dish she’s made that I haven’t liked, it’s the truth and those of you that know me know that I am a super picky eater. I don’t like to try foods, but Debbie has always convinced me to “give it a try”. I’ve NEVER been disappointed or left her house or party hungry.
I asked Debbie why she wanted to win and why she thinks she deserves to be crowned Mrs. Holiday and this is what she had to say.
“I want to be able to share with a larger audience my love for the holidays and all of the wonderful traditions that my family has created over the generations as well as new ideas and shortcuts I’ve discovered for myself and friends over the last couple of years.”
Debbie continues “Being from the south and married to an Italian, I have the privilege of having been surrounded by food and large families my whole life. I have learned to both share on a large scale these traditions and tailor them at the same time to fit any size of celebration. I also love spending my free moments creating new ways of celebration for every day, and even more so for the holidays.”
I’ve personally had the pleasure of celebrating Christmas Eve with Debbie and her family and no matter what any contest results may be, Debbie will always be Mrs. Holiday to me!
Here are a few pictures bound to make you hungry… perhaps even drool a little.
To support Dolce Debbie visit the Taste of Home Mrs. Holiday contest page on Facebook.
Search for Deborah Frangipane and select vote. You do not have to share on your wall for the vote to count!
Thank you x’s 1,000,000!!!!