I love cooking for my two families...my traditional family and my firefighting family. Getting an opportunity to cook for 15 "family" members, each having their own unique palette, challenges me to be creative nightly. Being challenged, has made me a better cook and I am constantly learning and growing as a cook daily.
My favorite things to cook
Things that scare me.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Sit down dinners EVERY night cooked by my mother. All dinners had some potato component like a good Irish mother should.
My cooking triumphs
Honestly, the thing that made me most proud in cooking to date, was my ability to perfectly cook a nice 1" thick ribeye steak on the grill and have it finished medium rare. It was AWESOME!
My cooking tragedies
Being a firefighter in a major urban city, dinners are often ruined by the infamous ringing bell...and it's not the dinner bell unfortunately. So my cooking tragedies are too numerous to list.