I worked in restaurants for 25 yrs. Every aspect. Breakfast cook to Gen Mgr to Bartender. Met my husband of 20 yrs working side by side in a restaurant. He is an excellant cook!
We love to create!! My 18 yr. old daughter, refuses to leave home because of our cooking...(I am secretly, happy). I used to sing semi-pro, and love to entertain, usually just feeding people now!!!
My favorite things to cook
Enchiladas, especially, chicken and any seafood, for example, shrimp w/avocado, sour crm sauce! Can create any enchilada casserole in minutes. Spaghetti! Baked, make my own sauce (w/red wine of course), use fresh crimini mushrooms, olives, soft ball mozzerella, fresh basil, etc.:) Ricotta stuffed shells w/Alfredo Basil sauce. Pizza, I have my own BBQ Chicken Luau recipe, Mexican Pizza recipe, Fajita Pizza recipe, etc.:)
Make the most awesome grilled clams (in the shell) with a white wine, garlic sauce or a garlic, green sauce!! Oh, and burgers w/gorganzola and mushrooms. Or Ortega chilis and pepper jack, bacon and bbq sauce, yum! Oh, and bbq potatoes w/garlic, butter, grn onion, cheese, WOW! What about BBQ Brussel Sprouts, oh yeah!!! Do that too! And soups! Meatball soup and potsticker soup. Stuffed mushrooms.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving, always at my house. Baked Sausage Dressing, (with apples and almonds), Roasted Garlic mashed potatoes, and homemade Pumpkin Pie. Christmas, also at my house, Prime rib Roasted to Med Rare with Bleu Cheese Horseradish, Roasted red potatoes and fresh green beens w/onions and diced italian ham. Pumkin Triffle and Gorilla Pie! (Chocolate and Banana
My cooking triumphs
Learning to cook veggies just enough, no more mush. cooking pasta to A Dente, then letting it sit in the water to finish. I have a Swedish Meatball recipe in a published cookbook. Foodies love us and we don't get it! Does not matter, love to cook for them!
My cooking tragedies
Uhhh. Burnt Garlic Bread? Pound Cake like a rock, and exploding baked potatoes!