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Connecticut’s Twice Baked Twins

DSCN3982-350x262-300x224Twice Baked Twins. Think actress Fran Drescher from the TV sitcom, “Nanny” times two, and you’ll be all set. Drescher has a “tawk” show which is exactly what this pair wants with food thrown into the mix.This gorgeous Italian dynamic duo grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut the daughters of a Sergeant on the city’s police force, their Mother was Miss Connecticut in 1957. Their Mom is the former Rosemary Galliotti. Mom is a beauty too.

Judy Vig and Joy Paoletti, have seven children between them and have lived in Connecticut all of our lives. Judy has two boys and one daughter, Joy, four daughters. Judy fancies herself as actress Lucille Ball as in the character she played on “I Love Lucy” and Joy agrees that that is exactly who she is. Because I know you may want to know so here’s the answer, Lucy, make that Judy is five minutes older than Joy. These two are identical twins but have their own distinct personalities which makes their “shtick” work.

To sit and watch these two interact is a scream. Once upon a time they had a catering business for ten years called “Just Desserts” which grew out of their love of cooking. Are you kidding? they grew up in a large Italian family, so food is love. One day Judy says to Joy, “you know what? I think we should take this to the next level and get on TV and do a cooking show, so that’s what they did and have had some success with that landing on The Food Network for a go around or two. They entered a contest for famed TV chef Bobby Flay and bingo they were in. The gals were asked to do a holiday special called “Dear Food Network” where they recreated a recipe for a roasted goose that was once a favorite of their Italian Grandfather.81473031_scaled_274x354

Judy Vig lives in Monroe and Joy Paoletti lives in Trumbull. On top of raising their kids and everything else that goes along with being part of a big Italian family in Connecticut, they’re working on a cookbook that will be trademarked “Twice Baked Twins.” They have also done a video for Ladies Home Journal Magazine, which shows them cooking up a recipe from a 1930 issue. I love this video, it shows their personalities and it’s very retro. Note the music in the background of the video below with a slight nod to the TV sitcom called “Bewitched.” For those of you who remember that show you’ll remember the sound that was made when actress Elizabeth Montgomery moved her magical nose, you’ll hear that noise in the video.

These two are adorable and are working hard to “make it.” In many ways they already have they just need the right venue and producer and these Twice Baked Twins will be on the national stage. Go get ’em girls! By the way, Fran Drescher should call you two and have you on her show, just sayin.




  1. Jen Daley
    Posted May 16, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    I just watched the Twice-Baked Twins in their video! Get these girls their own show, or at a minimum, give them a regular segment on News8 to showcase them! Interesting story, and they cook, too! Great find, Ann!

    • Ann Nyberg
      Posted May 16, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

      Jen, aren’t they fun, they really are a riot!

  2. Gerri Haas
    Posted May 19, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    Can’t wait to try the 1930’s sugar cookie recipe courtesy of the Twice Baked Twins. Way to go, girls!

    • Ann Nyberg
      Posted May 19, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

      Gerri, I’m right with ya on that!

  3. Earl B. Benedetto
    Posted July 19, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    The “Twice Baked Twins” Should have their own “Cooking Show”!! They have the Looks!! Talent!! and Personality for it!!! What are the TV Networks waiting for?

    • Ann Nyberg
      Posted July 19, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

      Earl, I totally agree with you, they would be a hit, unfortunately, there is not a lot of vision out there these days, that’s why they should do it themselves., put up a You Tube channel and get going and then they’ll get discovered, funny how that works.