I started cooking when I moved away for college and mom was no longer there to make every meal. After quite a few disasters and many more successful dinners, I became obsessed. I love to come up with new recipies and try others' from this site as well as cookbooks or based on favorite resaurant meals. My favorite section in the bookstore is the food & cooking section!
My favorite things to cook
pizza, turkey burgers, marinades and spice rubs, sauces and pasta dishes, soup, appetizers and snacks for parties...
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year near the Thanksgiving - Christmas holiday season, my mom, sister, aunt and I get together to make homemade sausage bread. We make a ton, freeze them, and give them to friends and family around the holidays.
My cooking triumphs
Successfully cooked Easter dinner for my family for the past few years, using many allrecipies recipies, and my mom (previous holiday host) loved everything!
My cooking tragedies
Pretty much everything I tried to cook while in college, when I first started trying to cook. I had no idea how spicy black pepper could be or how overpowering garlic could be!!