Cooking to me is like free therapy! Well, I guess it's not completely free since I have to buy the ingrediants for my dishes. The feeling I get from seeing such satisfaction on my family and friends faces is priceless. If I stop cooking it means my hands have fallen off. I hope this never happens. Haha!
My favorite things to cook
I love grilling. If I can cook it on a grill I am a happy woman. I also love roasting foods. I cook a mean Lemon Pepper Tofu from what I here. Really, I love to cook anything and everything that sounds good to me and my family.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother always made a delicious pot roast. I enjoy trying to replicate this dish however, I think it's impossible to recreate such perfection. Have you ever heard of a poor boy sandwich? Well, my family came up with a poor boy soup and we call it Shell Soup. Most would likely pass on this soup but, I absolutely love it. Shell soup consists of small pasta shells or elbow macaroni, the water it was boiled in, hunts tomato sauce, salt and pepper, and some like to add parmesan and butter. Sounds strange, I know but, it's the equivalent of chicken soup to my family. Try it sometime!
My cooking triumphs
I have never been big on baking. It always seems to be too long and involved. Recently I tried making a pie crust and it came out really great! I couldn't believe it. I used a recipe ffrom this site called Ruth's Grandma's pie crust. This recipe was super easy to follow and I would recommend it to anyone. Thanks Ruth's Grandma!