I am a 53 yr old semi-retired nursing professional, who recently moved to Michigan after living in NYC for 12 yrs. I miss the ethnic mix of the people (and food) in NYC very much. I have a Masters Degree in Nursing from Rutgers University and when health permits, I work as a Nursing Instructor at a local community college here in Michigan.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking ANYTHING Italian, as I am a REAL Italian-o-phile. I love making homemade pastas like cavatelli, ravioli and gnocchi. I enjoy cooking all types of authentic pasta sauces from the Campania Region of Italy. I make my own crusty Italian bread. I like to cook chicken marsala, chicken with wine sauce, pork with gorgonzola sauce, pasta con crema ai funghi, chicken scarpiarelli, cheese tortellini with ham and peas in cream sauce.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have recently rediscovered one of my mom's FAVORITE baking traditions...biscotti! I love making all varieties of these biscuits and I make dozens every week! I also enjoy making homemade pastas.
My cooking triumphs
I make an INCREDIBLE Chicken Cacciatore, which is one of my husband's favorite dishes. I make great varieties of Italian biscotti. I enjoy making homemeade pasta. I make a superior bolognese sauce & I also make Italian red wine and Italian black pepper & fennel biscuits. All of my Italian cooking is superior.