My favorite things to cook
I love to bake and homemade breads (no bread machine, thank you!) are my favorite. I keep a homemade sourdough starter in the refrig at all times. Cookies and muffins of all kinds are also some of my winners. And, being 100% Italian, well, you know...I just love cooking and eating with family and friends or just making something special for my wonderful husband and me. Homemade soups are also a big favorite and my husband often requests his favorite, split pea with ham.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Family holiday gatherings where my brother and I both contribute to the feast at his home. He's a great cook and always asks that I bring the homemade bread or rolls and pies!
My cooking tragedies
"Grease-ball" soup! My husband lovingly named it that after I'd made what should have been a wonderful crockpot soup with small meatballs in it. I learned when it was time to eat that the little meatballs can't handle cooking all day in the crockpot and they had disintegrated into little shredded floaters leaving a thick layer of melted grease at the top of the pot!