Those Italian genes run deep
The youngest of seven children born in Ohio, Mary Ann’s father, Anthony Pace, was first generation Sicilian and her mother Mary Ann was first generation Hungarian. Her parents owned and operated an Italian restaurant for over 40 years. Mary Ann’s favorite Italian dish is still her own family’s sauce with meatballs. In her own words “Im not happy unless I’m cooking and Feeding the ones I love.”
I know my love of cooking came from watching my mother in the kitchen, everything she prepared was made with such ease and I would watch barely able to see over the counter.