I am a community health nurse in the Boston suburbs. Married and 2 young adult children.
My favorite things to cook
Italian is my very favorite, but I like to keep it healthy. I enjoy trying new flavors and techniques.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love making Thanksgiving dinner. We usually have 12 people for dinner and the meal is very traditional. I usually try to add one new dish every year to make the meal seem less stodgy.
My cooking triumphs
When I can make a fabulously delicious meal and have it be healthy, lowfat and Weight Watchers friendly I consider it a triumph. I am a firm believer that delicious, gourmet, exciting meals do not have to be fattening or loaded with saturated fats and salt.
My cooking tragedies
Israeli onions. OMG. Hollowed out onions, stuffed with seasonings and meat and braised sound like it should be good right? No. onion slime with soggy meatloaf like bits. Even my husband wouldn't eat it. We were newly married and absolutely broke but we still threw it away and ordered pizza. As a matter of fact, everything I ever made from that particular TV chef's cookbook was vile. Tossed the book and never looked back!