LOVE to cook...love to eat too...always looking for dishes that are quick, fresh and low in carbs.
My favorite things to cook
fast, fresh stuff with tons of flavor
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm the keeper of the family recipes! Any holiday that involves food, involves me cooking it! Love it!
My cooking triumphs
I love it when I 'build a dish' in my mind, and then it tastes even better than I imagined upon execution! Lots of successful parties where the food is always the star!
My cooking tragedies
Once when I went to great expense and hassle to SURPRISE my elderly father by re-creating a "Japanese Fruitcake" for him - it was one of his dearest wishes to taste one again like he had when he was a boy (his aunt used to make it) - I questioned him thoroughly about taste, texture, etc. Researched like crazy on the web...executed perfectly - and he said "It's ok..not like I remember"...*sigh*....