I grew up in a large family with Grandparents aunts, parents brother and sister. Cooking was always done together putting a little of this and a smidge of that in whatever was being made. It was my job as a 3 year old to seal the ravioli with a fork. I can still smell the flour and feel the breeze on my face as Gram flapped the dough around a stick. How could I not love to cook after such a wonderful childhood in the kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook nearly anything with the exception of fried foods.
Decorating the plates etc. with cut veggie flowers and herbs from my kitchen garden.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Gathering in the kitchen to cook for holidays. Ravioli for Christmas with wine fruit in a punch bowl as a center piece.
My cooking triumphs
I baked a square cake and decorated it like a flowered quilt to surprise two guests who stayed at our old house B&B to celebrate a sister's Birthday. At the time, I had no clue how to use a decorating kit.
My cooking tragedies
I made a chocolate cake for a friend's Birthday that turned out flat. I decorated it like an Oreo cookie and it was a big hit.