Moved from Massachusetts to Albany, NY a couple years and love it here. Cooking for other people is my favorite thing to do.
My favorite things to cook
Comfort food of all kinds and italian. I recently started baking and am getting a kick out of that. And I love making traditional holiday meals...turkey, roast beef, etc.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Learned to cook and learned to love to cook from my father who learned from his grandmother. Making giant pots of meatballs and sauce for every family gathering and turkey soup after the holidays.
My cooking triumphs
The first time I made a full Thanksgiving spread (age 18 maybe). I remember all too well what a challenge it was. It still is a challenge (only now I'm much much better). Also, I just started to bake bread!! I was terrified and avoided it for years. I'm finally getting that it's not rocket science.
My cooking tragedies
Eeeshh....I've ruined lots of thing.