Funny, zany, quirky food and wine lover. I love travel, animals, and nature. I have no qualms about pairing a rich, bold red wine with a seafood or pasta dish. I'm fearless that way. :-)
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy preparing almost any kind of food. A few of my favorites are Baja fish tacos, Caribbean jerk chicken, apple cider and pumpkin pot roast, and various pasta dishes. I love seafood and chicken like nobody's business. I love using fresh herbs, and never tire of trying different olive oils.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We don't have any of those, beyond our holiday get-togethers. I'm sort of the "lone foodie" out of the family.
My cooking triumphs
My recently re-vamped linguine with sausage and pumpkin sauce, (thank you Silvercucumber for the great idea) my linguine and clams (heavenly), zesty Italian chicken, red beans and rice with coconut milk, and my "wicked good" apple cider and pumpkin pot roast. People go nuts over the pot roast, I tell ya.
My cooking tragedies
A tuna noodle casserole from six years ago that ended up being dry as a bone. (I still berate myself for that.) A coconut Bundt cake that collapsed in the oven, and somehow ended up coming out flat as a Frisbee, but weighing 300 pounds. It was a horrible failure.