I'm originally from Florida, but moved up to Canada when I was a kid. My Dad's American and my Mom's French Canadian, but speaks English too. I've grown up eating a wide variety of foods, from typical American to the much different French Canadian.
I've got 2 children of my own who are part Italian, so now we eat even more variety!!
My cooking tragedies
A few years ago, we had decided to have my family over for Thanksgiving dinner,as we usually go to my parent's house. I had NO idea that a turkey took so long to thaw...so my husband bought a frozen 18 lb turkey on Thanksgiving morning and when I tried to put the bugger in the microwave to defrost....he just wouldn't fit! So I thawed as long as I could, running warm water over him and decided to stick him in the oven, he'd thaw out there while he cooked.
When my family got to my place, my Mom commented on how the house did not smell of turkey...no kidding, it was still frozen in the oven.
I hosted Thanksgiving again this year, and believe me, the turkey was in the fridge thawing for 4 days! I never made that mistake again!!