Ex-rocker chick turned mother of one, who can't really cook but can FOLLOW DIRECTIONS! Which fools people into thinking I'm a good cook...
but enough about that. I have a "cry" scale. If the recipe is exceptionally good and off the charts, it will make it to the cry scale. The higher the number (1-10) the BETTER the recipe. Few have made it, and only one has gone to the top. Make me cry!!
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook bad things. You know, stuff that makes your heart seize up but leaves a smile on your face. And, I heart steak.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My dad is a huge baking fan, and every year bakes these incredible Russian nut rolls. I always gain about five pounds every Christmas from these alone. Dad, you rock.
My son and I like to make fudge every year, too. Just plain ol' fudge, which we give away almost immediately, after deciding how much to keep for ourselves.
My cooking triumphs
Okay. I'm locally famous for my mashed potatoes. That's what I can cook over and over again without ever messing it up. And people love it. LOVE IT!!
My cooking tragedies
Every time I try to cook chicken sans recipe to follow. It never works out. The real tragedy though is that I still have to eat it...