I love food more than I love the actual act of eating, so I can eat what I please in moderation without gaining weight. I adore pastries, especially on my trip to Sicily - they are the BEST! As a Christian I cannot wait to try the food in heaven! Sounds weird, but think about it ...
My favorite things to cook
Lasagna, anything with my fresh homegrown herbs, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, brownies,anything in a crockpot ... hard to say.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My late mother's Christmas cookies - cream cheese cookies, lilies, biscotti and even cucidatti (which I only like without the orange rind).
My cooking triumphs
My lasagna is excellent, heavy on the ricotta and generous with the other cheeses!
My cooking tragedies
Many Thanksgivings ago I was out of baking powder so cavalierly substituted baking soda in my biscuits. Thought there appearance was worthy of a magazine spread, they tasted very metallic and we ended up throwing them out. My sister's family will never let me forget this disaster!