I am a licensed cosmetologist and permanent makeup artist. I live in Gulfport, FL with my partner, Donna, and our daughter, Katie.
My favorite things to cook
I most love cooking Italian, Southern and Mexican food, although I'll try just about anything if it looks interesting.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year, my mother and I make over 2,000 Christmas cookies and ship them to friends and family all over the United States. It's been a wonderful tradition for many years.
My cooking triumphs
For a while, I had my own catering company and a party I catered included the then-Lt. Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. I was told by the hostess he was completely enamored by the meal and I felt like a million bucks :)
My cooking tragedies
A friend asked me to try and duplicate bourbon chicken she had once in a restaurant. She described the dish and it didn't sound too hard. Little did I realize the bourbon sauce would reach a fast and furious boil almost in the blink of an eye. Needless to say, I spent the better part of an hour scrubbing an overflowed and sticky mess off my stove and kitchen floor!