My name is Paul and I own a retail bakery in central New Jersey. I have been professionally baking for 15 years.
When I am home from work, I love to cook and use the grill
My favorite things to cook
I love to grill anything especially BBQ ribs, make meatballs and meatloaf, chicken recipes, etc
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother cooked for years when I was brought up. She made traditional American cuisine. I remember my grandparents cooking with recipes from Italy.
My cooking triumphs
I have many triumphs professionally baking but I would really love to leans more on cooking
My cooking tragedies
My wife loves lamb and she asked me to make it one day. I bought this beautiful lamb roast but wasn't sure how to cook it. I called my mother in law and she said to broil it 5 inches from the top of the oven. I had never broiled anything but followed her instructions to a T. About 10 minutes after I put the lamb in the oven, I saw foggy smoke inside my condo. I opened the oven door and there was my lamb- on fire! I grabbed a fire extinguisher and my wife and I ended up eating sandwiches for dinner that night. To this day I blame my mother in law, haha