I'm a 40 something year old caterer. I have two great children who are grown and in college. A wonderful man in my life that I love with all my heart!!! Who could ask for more????
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook everything!! Trying something new is so exciting and creating my own recipes is the most fulfilling!!! Now that my son is showing an interest in the cooking art, it's even more fun!!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Thanksgiving my son and I cook a huge meal with recipes that we have created!!! Then, on Christmas Day my entire family still gathers at my parents house (we are now 25 members strong and growing) and all of the adults bring their specialty finger food!!! It gets more exciting every year as the grandchildren are now reaching adulthood and joining in the tradition!! There is usually enough food to feed an army!!
My cooking triumphs
I have created a large collection of "restaurant copy cat recipes!!" I have perfected many of them and now am asked at every catering event to bring my spinach and artichoke dip which everyone says is the best ever!!!
My cooking tragedies
I recently decided to make some garlic and onion potato wedges. I mixed up some dried garlic, onion, salt and pepper to season my potatoes with. I coated the potatoes lightly with some olive oil, then seasoned them. To prevent sticking to the pan I lined my pan with parchment paper. I cooked the potatoes and they looked and smelled wonderful!! BUT...when I went to take them off...they were stuck...like glue...to the paper!! I had used wax paper instead!! The oil and the starch from the potatoes had adhered them to the wax paper. My son picked up the paper, the potatoes remained stuck to it!! He called the recipe..."Potato Paper!!!" We shared a big laugh!!!