Welcome to This Girl’s Gotta Eat! I bet you’re wondering a little about the girl huh?
I’m Victoria Orban
(formerly Rothacker), a marketing-communications professional by day, and an inspired home cook by night! I figure someone has to put the food on the table…so if I’m going to slave over a hot stove, it might as well be worth it
I come from a long line of great cooks and bakers (my mother likes to take credit for everything I know!), and coupled with my feisty creative side, it’s no surprise that I love to whip up fun creations in the kitchen! And….I’m not too shabby at it if I do say so myself!
My mother is 100% Italian (actually half Italian and half Sicilian to get specific) and between her, my Grandma and Grandpa Ferritto and Great Grandma Panzero, I’ve got the Italian cuisine down! My dad, is primarily German with some English and Scottish mixed in, and his parents, my Grandma the cook and Grandpa Rothacker the baker were great in the kitchen too. I’ll admit though, I’m still tweaking and perfecting my baking talents…hey Pa, send me a wink and a nudge from heaven please! Needless to say, I have great cooking roots and have no intention of letting them go to waste!
So feel free to drop in for a visit from time-to-time, pull an imaginary chair up to the table and enjoy!
Here I am serving up the Mastrostephano family Italian Wedding Soup recipe at a United Way fundraiser, sporting my favorite Nana apron which reads: “So many men, so little time!”
Sharing the perfect ham on Easter with mi famiglia! I cook with love….and 6 hours of love went into this beauty! Seeing the glorious reaction from everyone enjoying it made it worth every minute though :)
This Girl, whipping up a delicious Christmas feast for our loved ones! Also taking some time to enjoy the prep process with a nice glass of vino!!