I just love cooking, entertaining, throwing parties, etc.
I was raised with Polish/ Slovaian style of cooking...But I grew to love all ethnic foods
My favorite things to cook
Anything Polish, Italian, Lebenese, Mexican....
I love making cakes, cookies, homemade chocolates
I always seem to "just taste something "once" at a restruarant...Then "go home", and make it even better.
I have never really followed a receipe...I just "sorta "figure it out"
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Holiday season, I just love to "set the table to a T"...Then make a beautiful sit down dinner, from 3 to 6 courses.
My cooking triumphs
Planning and cooking for my younger sisters baby shower...I had 80 people at my home and cooked TONS of good polish food. There was Roasted chicken, Pork Chops, potatoes, "city chicken" polish kielbaska/saukrute. I even did the setting up the tables and decorating, salads and a huge display of desserts. Plus I made her a lovely wedding shower cake. I did it all myself. It turned out beautifully.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I made lasanga for my husbands Italian family...I was sooo nervous I "forgot" to let the lasanga "set" for 10 minutes before I served it....OMG! I took out the "first piece, and "all the filling stated running out of it! I though I was going to DIE!...I made lasanga a hundred times before, but this was the first time I had his whole family there for a "sit down dinner!"...To this day(30 years later...I think of that each time I make lasanga!..Funny now...Not then~Laughing~