I am married to a wonderful man, his name is Jim. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist, and want to aquire some new & interesting recipes that I can share with my clients, that are nutrional and well balanced. I enjoy spending time with our dog Otis, he's more like a son, than a dog!! Jim and I enjoy NHRA Drag Racing and Riding our Harley's!
I am Polish and when I cook or bake, it's like I am cooking or baking for an army, so I have left overs for a week.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make my own Pie Crusts and all of my cookie doughs from scratch. I enjoy making Polish dishes, my most favorite would be Lazy Pieorgi. Real Mashed Potatoes, not that junk you buy in a box! Fresh, Crisp Veggies, Apple Pies, Mixed Berry Pies, Banana Split Pie, Cream Cheese Cookies, Ricotta Cheese Cookies, Sugar Cookies, Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Cookies, Polish Sausage, Egg Bakes, Chicken & Roasts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Christmas my mom & Aunt would bake cookies, I would help for a few and then get bored and leave the kitchen!!! Now, I bake just as many cookies by myself every year because we live so far apart :~(
I would always assist my mom with cooking for the holidays. One Easter my mom couldn't cook, so I did all the prep work and all the cooking and I was very surprised that everything came out as good as it did.
My cooking triumphs
The first time I baked an apple pie~ and made my own dough for the pie. I had no clue of what I was doing, but it was the best pie I have ever tasted. It really got me into baking many different kinds of pies.
My cooking tragedies
I have only had a few ~ one was the first time that I made myself pork chops, I was trying to make them like my mom did, and it was a total disaster, then again I was only 16! One other time, was when I threw something in the oven, Jim and I had to go return a rental car to the airport and figured it would only take us about 1/2 hour and we would be home before the food was done. Well that wasn't so ~ we got stuck at the airport because of security and when we got home, our dinner was burnt in the oven, but it was still really tastey!!!