I love cooking and baking for family and friends. I've finally started to exercise 3-5x per week, my favourite being spinning.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking but my favourite thing to cook would be pasta.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have started my own family tradition by cooking a big seafood dinner for Good Friday and Christmas Eve.
My cooking triumphs
Cooking dinner for 20 family and friends this past Christmas. I made everything from scratch, hors d'oeuvres, 2 kinds of pasta, 2 kinds of meat, potatoes and salad, homemade cookies for dessert. A lot of work but well worth it for great people.
My cooking tragedies
Where do I start. Once I used a new brand of olive oil for a New Years Eve dinner and it tasted rancid and spoiled my pasta al forno (of course, this was only discovered when we sat down for dinner - yikes!). I made a new cake recipe for guests once and it was so dry and tasteless. I made a low-fat brownie recipe last week that was terrible. Too many more to mention.