Cooking a gourmet meal for my wife or for my wife and company is one of my favorite ways to spend a Friday and Saturday night! Thankfully, my wonderful wife is willing to do the mess of dishes I leave behind!
My favorite things to cook
Italian, homemade pasta dishes, and BBQ- low and slow (225 F), on my smoker, over natural chunk charcoal and wood!
My favorite family cooking traditions
No real traditions, just that everything has always been homemade, and on my watch, will always continue to be so!
My cooking triumphs
Several homemade pasta dishes from Mario Batali's cookbook- Molto Italiano. The most notable, and my wife's favorites are: Cannelloni, Agnolotti, and Pansotti w/ Walnut Sauce. One of my favorites is pulled pork on the smoker.
My cooking tragedies
Pistachio pudding w/ peanut butter! What in the heck was I thinking?! Even the dog wouldn't eat it! My step-daughter still teases me about it to this very day!