I'm originally from the East Coast, NY and VA to be specific. My husband is from Puerto Rico, and me being of Italian heritage, we make a dangerous combination! We both LOVE food, and love to try new foods!
Just a note to allrecipes cooks: If you change a recipe beyond recognition, don't rate it! You're rating your own recipe! Not the one on the website. Here's a thought! Submit it as a new recipe if it's so good!!! Sorry. ;) I like the suggestions on the site, but sometimes there are just too many alterations!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook Italian food, comfort foods and desserts. My husband wishes I would cook more "real" food! He is a great chef, and is very good at cooking traditional Puerto Rican food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
All holidays involved lots and lots of cooking! We always had traditional American food and Italian food. Growing up, I was always afraid to try the things my Pop-pop made, like caponata and stuffed mushrooms, but now I wish I would have been more brave! They're delicious!
My cooking triumphs
I had the recipe my mother gave me (that her father gaver her) to make a good red sauce- for lasagna. Well, the day I planned to make it, I lost the recipe and didn't want to cook, but my husband urged me to do it. Well, I did it without the recipe and it came out great! My first try. I guess it's in the blood. My husband also loves my potato salad, and I finally got my chicken pot pie just right. I make a great cookie too!
My cooking tragedies
Ah, which one to choose. Sweet and sour something. It was a horrible corn starch blob, more like a gelatin. That's the worst one I can think of. I'm sure my husband could think of a better one!