When Rochelle Randazzo took time off from work to have her first child, she thought it would be just a matter of months before she was back at her desk, managing advertising sales for The New York Post. But she and her husband Kirk quickly found out that the demands of two fast-paced careers often conflict with the demands of a newborn baby. They were faced with the decision many couples have to make: Who’s going to stay home with the kids? Read more
I’m not sure what time my mother got up each Sunday to start the sauce that bubbled on her stovetop all day. Everyone in the house dipped and tasted until finally dinner was served and we’d rehash why my mother was the uncontested winner in the family sauce wars. When I had my own family, I continued the Sunday sauce tradition—with my modern updates (less meat, less sugar and more fresh, local ingredients). Our many Sunday dinner guests shared rave reviews, so I… Read more
From the big leagues to the big chains. From sports to sauce. That’s how Rochelle Randazzo succinctly sums up a career in which she began as an assistant to big boss, George Steinbrenner of the New York Yankees, before winding up the creator and owner of Randazzo’s, a best-selling line of fresh-made pasta sauces. Read more
GLEN ROCK, N.J. — Rochelle Randazzo of Glen Rock didn’t have jarred tomato sauce until she was almost 40.
She grew up in an Italian family where home cooking was prized, and was was astonished to find out there was as much sugar in a jarred serving of sauce as there was in an Oreo cookie. Read more