Brian and I have been together since May 2001. Our "kids" are two scruffy dogs and an assortment of nieces and nephews.
My favorite things to cook
I prefer to bake. Actually, I hate cooking, especially the clean-up part. I enjoy kneading bread dough by hand, as it's a great stress reliever. Don't believe me? Try it some time!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I learned to love baking from my maternal grandmother. Those grandparents were Hungarian, and my father's side brought German and Irish/Scottish into the family. Needless to say, I grew up on northern European cuisine. Of course, my dad grew up near little Italy in Cleveland, so I definitely know the Italian cooking styles. Though we don't have kids of our own, we have several nieces and nephews that visit often. The whole family loves to create holiday feasts and invite friends and neighbors to share.
My cooking triumphs
My biggest triumphs have been making food Brian actually asks me to make again. He has a very small amount of things he is willing to try, which is why I am always browsing this website.