She captured the hearts of viewers who watched her cook her way to the top five.
This single mom of one impressed the judges with her rendition of crab scotch eggs, carrot soup with soda bread and her signature "I hope he chokes caramel crunch apple cup -pie"
Monti Carlo competed for the title of "America's Best Home Cook" on the third season of Gordon Ramsay's "Master Chef." Now the valley resident is a growing success.
Video: FOX 10's Anita Roman reports.
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