Raised in a huge family, cooking has become an exciting adventure to bring us all together. We're always looking for new ways to put a spin on tradition. Everyone has to eat, take it to the next level and keep it interesting.
My favorite things to cook
We all have comfort foods, but I like to "spice" it up occasionally. Expanding my horizons is my goal.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When we gather, no matter how big or small the party, we always make a big deal about the menu. Some things we keep purely tradition, no changes, while we throw in a new dish here and there with others.
My cooking triumphs
I think cheesecake should be the best thing I've made. It was sort of stumbled upon. I'd also say spicy foods are a real winner with me as well.
My cooking tragedies
I've had many. I'm not the best with directions and sometimes I take the "spice" too far. Presentation is my weakness, but I'm working on it. I try to keep some things simple for that reason. And I'm terrible at decorating cakes!