I have been baking since I got my Easy Bake Oven when I was 7. I helped my mother make bread and rolls. At 10 I learned how to make Lasagna watching my dad. I love anything made the old fashion way. I love canning too. I also make my own porketta's and shooters, marinated green tomatoes out of my own garden.
My favorite things to cook
Pasta dishes, soups, stew's, cabbage rolls, stuffed peppers and so on. All the large dishes that take all day. I love to make polish foods, homemade perogies are like making lasagna, it takes all day but it is so worth it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Lasagna at Christmas with Wedding Soup. Of course Turkey and ham on the holidays. My family also makes homemade sausage and supersata.
My cooking triumphs
I have been told my following dishes were superb; white linguini with clam sauce, shrimp scampi, tripe (cow's belly) porketta's, cheese balls, perogies and of course my cakes; especially the Italian Cream Cake and my Butter Pound Cake, oh and my cheesecakes.
My cooking tragedies
I can't make pie crust, can you believe this. Update, thanks to this site, I got a fail proof pie crust receipe, one that I like, half butter, half lard.