Mother of 4 great kids, who had to learn to cook out of necessity: I was getting married!!! Now, the kitchen is my favorite room in the house. Its where I feel the most comfortable. And, now I am a full-time Baker by trade. Not many people can say they are doing what they love to do in life as a profession. I am soooo lucky!!!!
My favorite things to cook
Anything Italian, which is my heritage, especially Chicken Marsala, which I am known for. Also my 3 cheese stuffed shells, & homemade marinara sauce with Gram's meatballs.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking with my 11 year-old daughter. Baking for the holidays. Making homemade berry jams every summer with berries I pick myself. I have been doing that for 40 years, & now take my own children berry picking all summer. Living in New Hampshire, we have access to PYO farms that grow all our favorites, so homemade jams are a staple in our home. 100% all natural-can't beat that!!!
My cooking triumphs
My first Thanksgiving Dinner newly married came out AWESOME!!! I knew then I loved to cook!!!! I am not afraid to try new recipes-nothing is off limits!!!!
My cooking tragedies
Can't think of any at the moment