I waited tables in a tasty restaurant for ten years, so I never learned to cook. In fact, my husband likes to tell people that when he met me in 1998, all my pans were black because I cooked everything on high heat! I started cooking after I left my restaurant job about two years ago.
My favorite things to cook
My family has a traditional Italian spaghetti and meatballs dish. It's one of those recipes that has never really been written down. I love to make my meatballs and have totally perfected the recipe. It's all about the Italian sausage...
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up, I remember so many mysterious and yummy treats in my grandma's kitchen. Dumplings and sauerkraut, candied strawberries, cherry mash, kolache, potato soup, white chocolate haystacks. I have tried to make some of these treats and it's never the same.
My cooking triumphs
It is always a triumph to add a fabulous new recipe to my collection.
My cooking tragedies
I need to think about this one.