My favorite things to cook
I love to cook for my family and everyone has a favorite dish. When I can perfect a dish that a loved one really likes, I am satisfied.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I remember my grandmother used to buy fresh produce from farm markets by the bushel. I am very lucky to live in the "garden state" and I too like to buy beautiful fruit and veggies from our local farmers. Just as I helped my grandmother "snap" beans and "shuck" corn and clean greens, my own children like to help with the prep as well.
My cooking triumphs
The very first time that I cooked an entire Thanksgiving dinner on my own and invited the family to eat at my house was a great accomplishment. Some dishes were better than others but at the end of dinner everyone was full and happy and that was a triumph for me.
My cooking tragedies