Grew up in South Boston, learning to cook most everything from my Dad, he was very creative. I have a son with milk product allergies so cooking from scratch is a must in my house, improvising should be my middle name!!
My favorite things to cook
big meals, especially italian! Love to bake, quick breads don't last very long in my house! Starting to use the Crock Pot alot lately too!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Chex mix at Christmas time, Making a big batch of beef jerky when my son goes back to college after a home visit. Making something new for my milk allergic son that typically would have milk products in it!
My cooking triumphs
Making something milk free that tastes just as good as if it had milk or butter or cheese in it.
My cooking tragedies
Toffee...no matter how much I've tried, I can't get it right :(