I LOVE to cook, and I love to eat as much I love to cook! =) Luckily I have a decent metabolism. I started making dinner on Saturdays (to give my mom break) when I was about 14, and I've been hooked ever since. I love trying new foods, and living in Italy for two years definitely influenced how I cook now. There's nothing better that a great Italian meal and a glass of Chianti.
My favorite things to cook
Baked Ziti, Chicken Marsala, Lasagna, Honey Soy Chicken, Pot Roast, Shrimp Alfredo Sauce, Prosiutto Wrapped Chicken, Chicken Pot Pie, Tiramisu, Cherry Pie, Apple Turnovers, Poppyseed Bread, Banana Bread, Chocolate Cake...
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom made homemade meals pretty much every night that I can remember growing up. It was rare that we ever ate fast food, and leftover nights were something we looked foward to; eating a sampling of all the amazing meals she had made that week!
My cooking triumphs
I've had many cooking triumphs! I like to try new recipes all the time, and nine times out of 10, they're a success!
My cooking tragedies
Not many here. I usually choose new recipes that center around the skills I already have. That being said, my mom was an amazing teacher and gave me an incredible wealth of cooking knowledge!