I have lived in North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, New Jersey, and now Wisconsin. It has well rounded me in food. I am not picky. Will try anything. And I love to make same old comfort food with a little gourmet touch.
My favorite things to cook
Italian. Living in NJ for most of my teen years has placed Italian food close in my heart. I have such a passion for Italian.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cookies at Christmas.
Going to Nana's in North Carolina when I was little helping make Biscuits and Gravy and flouring the beef for Salisbury Steak.
My cooking triumphs
Making my own sugar cookie recipe making Santa's with royal icing as Christmas presents. Decorated down to the rosy cheeks and gold belt buckle. I had a friend call asking if Martha Stewart was out of jail!
My cooking tragedies
Spending hours and hours of making fresh pasta and filling for ravioli and put them in the pot of water while they separated. I cried!