My favorite things to cook
Lasagna, brisket, biscotti, brownies, lemon bars, soups
My favorite family cooking traditions
Veal "Spadinis" with my grandmother during Christmas......my Italian grandfather's tradition.
My cooking triumphs
Making an enormous, killer brisket with homemade sauce for a huge Super Bowl crowd and it turned out great the first time.
My cooking tragedies
When my mother in law gave me a recipe for flourless brownies. It called for pureed garbanzo beans instead of flour. I made it, it smelled wonderful, but then when you put it to your lips it smelled of hay and it was quite disgusting. Garbanzo bean skins were in each bite with the chocolate taste. The worst recipe I ever received and actually tried! It is quite deceiving because they smell wonderful while cooking and look absolutely normal.