When Dorothy Zbornak's husband, Stan, leaves her for a blonde flight attendant, she is forced to reckon both with being alone and having to support herself. With the help of her two best friends, sex-obsessed southern belle Blanche Devereaux and idiot Minnesotan Rose Nylund, and her mother, cranky Sicilian Sophia Petrillo, she sets off to find the perfect job. But when Rose reveals a secretive mob past, Dorothy's plans spin out of control. Will she be able to make a decent living? Will she even make it through alive? Will there be enough cheesecake for everyone???