Devoted baker and reluctant cook - but always a lusty eater - I sure do love food, and I appreciate the recipes and help I find on All Recipes!
My favorite things to cook
I mostly enjoy baking rather than cooking. I surely do like to eat others' cooking, though! I just feel that I'm not creatve enough in the kitchen to be a really good cook. But baking just clicks with me.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother and grandmother were fantastic Italian cooks. I like to pull out their recipes and try to replicate the tastes of my childhood. I never quite make it, but it's fun to try!
My cooking triumphs
Any time my picky-picky husband and daughter like what I make. These rare occasions always get jotted down in my diary.
My cooking tragedies
My funniest cooking tragedy was trying to make caramels last Christmas (2009) and not realizing that the candy thermometer had a sheath that needed to be removed. Nigh melted the dang cover and scorched the caramels - not to mention the humiliation of being laughed at roundly by all the family. Aargh! 2 nights later, though, I rallied my spirits and made the caramels again sans thermometer cover and they were fabu!