Cooking is not only a passion for Jo Lynn Gazo, it's a skill that runs in her family.
The grand prize winner of the 2011 TIMES NEWS Cookbook and Recipe contest says she honed her cooking skills underneath the apron strings of her grandmother, Mary Oleksa.
"My gram always made the best meals and desserts. That is where my passion for cooking began," says Gazo, who lives in Lehighton with her husband, attorney Brian Gazo.
As a newlywed, Gazo says she started using a lot of recipes from her mother, Joan Horowski, and found "that there is nothing like a home-cooked meal."