I come from a large family and have been cooking since the age of four.As I am into a second marriage, with children that I adore,and I am loving all the opportunities to go all-out once again on holidays, birthdays, and school events.
My favorite things to cook
Anything-even Pork,though personally I do not eat it. My hubby & sons enjoy it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have great childhood memories of both my parents and all of my six siblings in the kitchen making mounds of marzipan fruits & veggies. We also cooked massive platters of spenakopeda and tons of (yuk)dolmades.
Children are never to young to assist with food prep in an age appropriate task. These are the memories that will be cherished later but enjoyed today.
My cooking triumphs
Baked Alaska for my Moms 60th Birthday. She said that "though the recipe was hers she couldn't have baked it better herself. Very high praise coming from my cooking mentor !!!
My cooking tragedies
No one ever became a great cook with out making many experimental mistakes.And so it was, when I made a large batch of (asked at The last 3 hours before) cookies for a fundraiser, on top of one already done. Double check and taste your sugar ladies because no one is impressed by salty but pretty cookies. Oh I can laugh now about it eh.