"I'd only been reading Taste of Home for about 6 months, when I heard about this contest on 'Good Morning America.'
"Both my wife, Imelda, and I love to cook, and we usually cook together. Even our daughter, Nicole, 9, pitches in. We always have dinner as a family. (We also like to fish.)
"I prepare all types of food, from American comfort food to French bistro and Filipino, but mostly Asian and Italian. While we have a broad range of food we prepare, we still constantly search for new tastes. I'm currently writing a collection of my favorite recipes."
Recipe: Penne Gorgonzola with Chicken
Finalist: George Schroeder, Port Murray, NJ