I love it when someone comes up to me and asks to help prepare a menu for a special occasion.
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE to bake. I like to find interesting recipes, make them one time for my family, then make them again and put my own twist on it. My family usually ends up liking mine the best.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking Christmas eve dinner. We are Italian so we have a lot of tradional foods that we cook every year. I like to switch things up a little and make the same recipes with different variouations so they aren't boring.
My cooking triumphs
Made my first birthday cake using fondant.
My cooking tragedies
Used a store bought pie crust and forgot to take the paper off the shell before I added the ingredients. I am famous for my paper pecan pie.
Used salt instead of sugar in my homemade applesauce for Easter. The containers were not marked properly. I was in someone elses kitchen cooking.