I learned to cook as a child while hanging out in the kitchen with my mom. I have two sons who are starting to like to cook so I hope they do the same with their children.
My favorite things to cook
I love to try new recipes on friends and family when they come for dinner and/or a party. Allrecipes has been a very intrigal part in this. Thanks!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas Eve is all appetizers. I love finding new ones and trying them out.
My cooking triumphs
A chocolate turtle cheesecake I made for a local charity auction sold for $300!
My cooking tragedies
I tried a blackened salmon recipe in the house and started a fire because the pan got too hot on my (then) electric stove. There was black smoke lingering at the ceiling and it stunk up the house for days. I still haven't lived it down, but when I make the recipe outside on the BBQ grill's gas burner, it's fantastic!