I am a single mother of a beautiful firecracker, daughter to wonderful parents that have been married twice - to each other =], sister to two loving older brothers, and aunt to six perfectly mischievious nephews.
My favorite things to cook
Brussel sprouts. Yum!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Pies and crust from scratch, all Christmas goodies from scratch, and egg vermicelli for Christmas morning and Easter brunch.
My cooking triumphs
I make the best mashed potatoes ever.... and have a knack for al dente noodles.
My cooking tragedies
When I was sixteen I attempted a chocolate cake from scratch for my mother's birthday. I ended up decorating it really nice and putting a sign on it that said 'for display purposes only'. My family got a kick out of it, and my courageous brother tried a piece... needless to say I have never been asked to bake a cake - ever.