I am a full-time veterinarian and mother of 2. I love anything involving the outdoors, no matter what the season. Oh - and I LOVE to cook!!
My favorite things to cook
Food - and lots of it!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I come from a varied background - Italian and Slovak on one side, Irish and German on the other. The one thing they all have in common is LOTS OF STARCHES!!! Oh - and alot of sauerkraut! So I've been working on ways to substitute healthier options on the starch category and still indulge in my favorite family/comfort foods.
Every year we have The Annual Soup Party at my grandma's - we all bring a crockpot with our favorite soup or stew. Then we eat till we can't stand up straight!
My cooking triumphs
African Chicken Stew! And I grill a MEAN steak!
My cooking tragedies
I cannot bake worth a hoot. I'm too lazy to measure, and I like to substitute and add ingredients, so I'm a much better cook than baker! Although one time, I tried to make a this sauasage, onion and apple casserole - I followed the recipe completely... and it was HORRIBLE!!! And I mean BAD, SAD, and PATHETIC. My husband and I were still dating at the time and he insisted on a 2nd helping. I couldn't even choke down the first helping and made myself a sandwich!