I the mother of two grown daughters as well as Grandmother of 3. I was raised in a very Ukranian household, we lived with my grandparents and my Baba loved to cook and passed that love on to my Mother, which I certainly have inherited. I love to cook and the more the merrier. I also like to try new things, new flavours, and to experiment and create new dishes on my own.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake - desserts, breads, you name it! I also love to try new ethnic foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
There are just so many! My Baba's Holobtsi is unsurpassed, served at all special occasions. My Mom's Buttertarts a treat at anytime!
My cooking triumphs
I was visiting my twin brother years ago, he was single and living on his own in a little apartment and wanted my Mom's chicken dumpling soup, so I made it for him...after his first spoonful he said "its just like Mom's" That was a HUGE compliment! I knew I had arrived!
My cooking tragedies
I haven't really had any tragedies, nothing that I couldn't salvage at least. There have been things that I have tried that I wouldn't bother with again.