I live in Dallas, Texas. I have a wonderful boyfriend named Kevin. We love to cook, eat and drink. He's a great cook and bartender. We also love to go out to all the great places Dallas has to offer.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make casseroles, some baked goods, Mexican foods and LOTS of Pasta dishes. YUM!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Not many these days since my grandparents have passed. I used to love the Italian and Czech dishes they made. Also miss my grandmother's bisquits and gravy she always made when I visited her and my grandpa's wonderful steak and baked potatos.
My cooking triumphs
I made a fabulous carrot cake from Simplyrecipes.com. I made it for guests and they were floored. I felt so proud, I know it was just a carrot cake but it was beautiful and good! I made a great brunch for the recovery dinner after my brother in law's 50th birthday too which was well received. Because I love to cook so much I've had lots of success lately, and that gives me more confidence in the kitchen.
My cooking tragedies
When I was a teenager I tried to make mashed potatos. They came out as cold potato soup. I guess I didn't know I had to heat the milk and butter and I poured it in too fast. I learned my mistake and now make fabulous mashed potatos.