I come from a restaurant/chef background. It's in the family...started at 11 years old. Guess it's in the blood.
My favorite things to cook
Love cooking food from other cultures. USA is such a melting pot and my husband and I have lots of friends from all over.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'd have to say we cook a lot of Italian but that'd be the Irish side of the family. Don't know why but pasta, meaty ragus and stuffed pastas are big. Probably goes back to my Nanny's holiday cooking. It's our comfort food. Brings back good memories.
My cooking triumphs
I'd have to say cooking Indian for 20+ friends, including banana pakoras and mango ice cream. My husband likes to cook too! He's a mean pancake or batter maker and a great pizza maker. His lasagna isn't too shabby either.
My cooking tragedies
I hate, hate, hate baking. My poor husband. His late mom was THE Baker. I just don't have the patience. The worst is Christmas cookies. Hate to make 'em. Everyone gets gussied up quick breads. My worst nightmares involve a cookie spritzer gun.