I'm a widow with 3 children. My oldest daughter will be getting married on the beach in August and she has asked my to cater the wedding. It will be alot of work but I was so thrilled to be asked. I love to cook and make dinner for my co-workers quite ofter. I'm a 911 operator in "the Hamptons". I love my job and the people I work with.
My favorite things to cook
Baking is really one of my favorite things to do. I love when the house is warm and smells yummy. I change my style of cooking with the seasons. Warm and savory soups and stews in the fall and winter, BBQ and salads in the summer. I love working with fresh produce and there is an abundance of it on Long Island.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Grandma's Christmas cookies (we make them all year long though). My mom was such a wonderful cook - so many of my recpies are hers. Even though she was of Irish decent, she made a killer italian sauce (gravy).
My cooking triumphs
Catering my own wedding!! Somehow I managed to get everything done and still make it to the church on time (actually I was almost an hour early!!).
My cooking tragedies
My first Thanksgiving when I was in the Marines. We invited alot of friends who couldn't go home for the holiday. I was so mad because I couldn't make my mom's giblet gravy since there were no giblets - that is until we cut the bird up and found them in the other end!!! I was soooooooo embarassed.