I'm a total artist and will take applause any place I can get them! Cooking is something my family has done for generations, and my boyfriend's mother, who happens to be one of my very best friends has really ignited my interest in it. She shares the same passion I have in the kitchen and we are constantly sharing food, recipes, dinners, and classes together. Food isn't just a meal for me, it's a means to express myself and my feelings.
My favorite things to cook
Comfort food! I love creamy, slow cooked, fall apart, melt in your mouth (but not too caloric and fattening!) foods! Among every other food genere out there!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Spetzels and dumplings are my grandmother's tradition. She served them at her restaurant and I serve them at my table. Although I think I'm starting a new thing with paella!
My cooking triumphs
Paella for sure! It's traditional and sooooo tasty! Worth all the prep work and time spent! Also, pork tenderloin crustini's. WONDERFUL appetizer but you gotta serve it right from the oven while hot!
My cooking tragedies
My first time making pork tenderloin, I did not know there were two per package. Some how they stayed really well stuck together as I slathered "them" in evoo, seasoned 'em up rubbing it in well, stuck it on a pan and 30 or so minutes later, it was raw in the middle. Lovely. I laugh about it still with my mom and dad and my boyfriend's mother who is a caterer!