I love to cook for family and friends! I am committed to eating healthy. I tried to go vegan but it wasnt for me. I stick to mainly a pescitarian diet during the week. I still eat meat but limit my intake.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook pasta and italian because my mom's side of the family is from Sicily. I make alot of Chinese, Japenese and Thai dishes.
I make hummus every week!
I love my slow cooker since I am at nursing school most of the day. I can throw everything in that bad boy and crank it up. Bam! There's dinner.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I used to watch my mom and help her cook every night. 23 years later it is still that way. Now I get to cook for her! I think it's so important to have family meals. Food brings people together and I suppose thats why I love to cook & eat. Every year we have spaghetti and meatballs on Christmas eve. I love that tradition.
My cooking triumphs
I think my cooking triumphs are that I cook each and everyday for the ones I love. The world is so fast paced and fixated on this fastfood garbage. Sure I still make french fries and chicken strips but atleast I know what is in them. I truley cook with my heart & that makes me so happy. My triumphs are when there is not a single leftover because everyone devoured my creations! I would have to say my number one dish friends & family ask for consistently is my baked ziti with chicken parmesean or my cheesy squash casserole (Paula Deen's recipe).
My cooking tragedies
I made bird nests for a family Easter and they were so bad. I used semi-sweet chocolate and karo syrup but they were so bitter. I made 45 of them and I think we threw away 40. I was super bummed.