My favorite things to cook
I LOVE making soup! I also enjoy baking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom makes an incredible meat stuffing at Thanksgiving time. My family is Italian...used to love my grandmother's "salt & pepper pizza" along with her wonderful homemade gnocchi. Her pizza was always amazing too with a thin layer of sauce and just a hint of cheese...somewhat like a "tomato pie."
My cooking triumphs
Making great soups.
My cooking tragedies
Back when I first started cooking, I bought a bean-soup kit. The recipe for the kit called for green chilies. It stated "14 oz green chilies." I thought that sounded like a lot but I dutifully bought 4 cans of 4 oz green chilies and dumped them in. Sure enough this was WAY too much and made the soup inedible and was way too spicey. Lesson learned - I now listen to my instincts more. :)