My Sicilian Mum taught me to cook. My Irish Grandma taught me to bake (No Girls in the Family).
I am deeply offended when food comes out bad.
My family calls me "The Kitchen Nazi"
My favorite things to cook
Gravy (you might call it tomato-meat sauce)
Steak au Poivre
Chicken Broccoli and ziti
anything Italian or sweet
My favorite family cooking traditions
some recipes are family secrets.
You get to choose your Birthday meal...anything you want
My cooking triumphs
when my kids tell me they don't like to order an Italian dish in a restaurant because it usually isn't as good as mine.
made baked stuffed filet of sole with freshly caught fluke...perfect
first time I made steak au poivre...couldnt believe how easy it was
My cooking tragedies
made a cake from scratch for my daughters birthday...
whipped cream frosting, check
frosting for trim/icing, check
cake itself....hard enough to make a patio out of it.
still don't know what I did wrong