mary ahearn

Mary currently is a resident of Naples, Florida and lives with her husband of 48 years and her little Maltese, Freddie.  Her husband, George is semi-retired and she spends her days thinking up good things for George and Freddie to do.  She enjoys working on new recipes, studying natural medicine and good nutrition and the arts.

Mary is a school teacher who has majored in child psychology and early childhood education. She graduated with a B.A. from Hunter College in New York City and taught school in Hicksville, New York and Milburn, New Jersey.  She and her husband have lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Houston, Texas, Westport, Connecticut and Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

George and Mary have two children and three grandchildren who live in Texas and Indiana.  Over the years Mary has developed many friends and experiences from all her travels and is not shy about providing her observations and opinions of motherhood, the pop culture, and the synergies and conflicts of the generations.

6 Responses to “About”

  1. Mike & Barbara Payne says:

    Great blog. Barbara and I have become advid cooks and will look forward to your recipes.


  2. Mary says:

    Please let me know how the recipes turn out. It is great fun to be able to share these recipes that my Mother and her family have handed down to me.

  3. Helene Spoto says:

    Hi Mary. I was looking for the perfect meatball recipe and found yours on line. I love your website. I have been looking at several of your recipes and have enjoyed them. I am a cooking instructor (my hobby) in Massachusetts and really admire the way you are so relaxed doing your videos. You are a “natural” and I can learn a lot from your style.

    I was also happy to know that you live in Naples, Florida. We have a place in Pelican Marsh and try to visit there as often as possible. I would love to meet you in person one day and talk to you about food, family and life.

    Have a great day and thanks for the terrific recipes.

    Regards, Helene Spoto

  4. Anna says:

    Amen to everything Helene said!

    Just discovered your wonderful website and amazing cooking videos while following a trail of internet-crumbs to find a non-fried eggplant recipie like Mama used to make (a teacher/social worker etc., not a big cook,but what she DID make was always A+).

    Thank you for all your wonderful efforts!–So helpful&inspiring–Unlike TV & some other videos, your camera-work shows far more of your techniques, process & Hints, the food itself & what you’re doing, than your face & what you’re wearing! And your explanations are clear & complete! Wether experienced home-cooks(like me) or food newbies, we look forward to more website entries,videos,and your Cookbook(s)! Thank you again!

  5. Tony says:

    Hi Mary,
    What a very nice site you have! But I miss your videos on YouTube…are there any new ones in the works? 🙂 I sure hope the New Year brings all good things your way!
    Best regards & happy cooking,
    Tony in Hudson, FL (formerly of Las Vegas, NV)

  6. Margaret says:

    Dear Mary,
    I am so glad to have found your fluffy cheesecake recipe and I just know it is the one we loved years ago from a local bakery. I just bought a square springform pan because the cheesecake we knew was made that shape. I watched the video twice and it helped to see the process. You make it look easy. Love all your comments too. Wish we were neighbors. Best wishes.
    Margaret in Schererville, IN and Venice, FL

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